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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2015, 01:53:10 pm »
@ pingu

I think that would be considered on-road in much of Lancashire.

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2015, 02:39:20 pm »
You're counting flashes of lightning, right?

We should have really got a photo that day that we both said "NO WAY!"* and turned around to take the other route back...

*For those that weren't there, the track was covered, side to side and as far as we could see along it with ice.

Glad I wasn't there for that one!
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2015, 03:14:40 pm »
You're counting flashes of lightning, right?

We should have really got a photo that day that we both said "NO WAY!"* and turned around to take the other route back...

*For those that weren't there, the track was covered, side to side and as far as we could see along it with ice.
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2015, 11:09:25 am »
Time for this one again, I guess.



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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2015, 11:13:29 am »
Fortunately I was on my own so no photos from this mornings attempt to ride the by-way here on my hewitt tourer with 28mm tyres.

Suffice to say the NOTHING HAPPENED  :-[ Ok, it was a muddy wet track with landrover wheel ruts full of water and tree roots. The rear wheel broke traction trying to climb out of a muddy hollow and the bike toppled right as I unclipped my left foot. 0mph clipless moment onto mud resulting in a bent mudguard stay as I tried to put my left knee through my front wheel.

Later in the ride I came to this ford and as the gauge board read almost 0.5m I saw sense and used the footbridge.

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2015, 11:49:10 am »
Ah, yes. The only thing worse than landrover wheel ruts are tractor wheel ruts.

That ford looks pretty.
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2015, 03:35:14 pm »
At least tractor wheel ruts are wide, Landrover wheel ruts were narrower than the width of my pedals so there were a couple of unplanned halts when a pedal dug in to the edge of the rut.

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2015, 05:55:37 pm »
Oh, that's nasty. At least you weren't on fixed! I hope... But the annoying (to me) thing about tractor wheel ruts is the horrible corrugations imprinted by their huge ridged tyres. Perhaps not such a problem in wet mud but horrid in dry weather when when they've hardened, like riding over a giant's arran sweater set in concrete.
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2015, 08:25:53 pm »
As I was on my own, the only picture I have is when I stopped to get the camera out...


When we did the 'Cycling Plus jersey relay', I had some time to kill in Brandon, Suffolk while waiting to meet my 'handover'. So, I decided to go a couple of miles out of town and ride the 'Beast of the East' section of Thetford Forrest's Black route.  :D

I was on the recumbent.  :facepalm:



The route looks like this: http://youtu.be/lefvSRp5dy4
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2015, 08:21:51 pm »

 "towpaths with ridiculous slippery bricks,  evul cambers"

Unfortunately all my COR photos seem to involve me lying in mud or bleeding, so someone else will have to start us off... what've you got?



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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2015, 08:24:03 pm »
Funny how often those "Are you okay?" "Think so" "Stay still while I get my camera..." conversations come up.
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2015, 08:29:45 pm »
Wasn't that the ride where we decided to ban davelodwig from ever choosing the route again  ?    ;D
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2015, 09:31:53 pm »
Wasn't that the ride where we decided to ban davelodwig from ever choosing the route again  ?    ;D

Yes.  Basil was put in charge of route planning after that.

Nice Dry Pragmatic road that A5127.
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2015, 08:54:03 am »
As I was on my own, the only picture I have is when I stopped to get the camera out...


When we did the 'Cycling Plus jersey relay', I had some time to kill in Brandon, Suffolk while waiting to meet my 'handover'. So, I decided to go a couple of miles out of town and ride the 'Beast of the East' section of Thetford Forrest's Black route.  :D

I was on the recumbent.  :facepalm:



The route looks like this: http://youtu.be/lefvSRp5dy4

Wobbly, can't you find the video of you in that ford when we did the Peddars Way?

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2015, 10:26:45 am »
Oh, I'm sure that 'nothing happened' . . .

Why would you want to see that?
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2015, 08:06:19 pm »
As I was on my own, the only picture I have is when I stopped to get the camera out...


When we did the 'Cycling Plus jersey relay', I had some time to kill in Brandon, Suffolk while waiting to meet my 'handover'. So, I decided to go a couple of miles out of town and ride the 'Beast of the East' section of Thetford Forrest's Black route.  :D

I was on the recumbent.  :facepalm:



The route looks like this: http://youtu.be/lefvSRp5dy4

Wobbly, can't you find the video of you in that ford when we did the Peddars Way?

Found it!  A few years back myself, Wobbly, Tomsk and Oaky ride the Peddars Way in a day. In fairness our bikes weren't mildly inappropriate for the terrain but Wobbly pushed the envelope! 

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (On Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2015, 08:17:58 pm »
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Descending scree slopes on recumbent tourers.

:D


Kim offroading by dean.clementson, on Flickr

I am assuming that this is somewhere on the way back from Tan Hill. What is a rail box car doing in the middle of nowhere?
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2015, 09:59:30 pm »
Found it!  A few years back myself, Wobbly, Tomsk and Oaky ride the Peddars Way in a day. In fairness our bikes weren't mildly inappropriate for the terrain but Wobbly pushed the envelope! 

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2015, 10:15:36 pm »
I am assuming that this is somewhere on the way back from Tan Hill. What is a rail box car doing in the middle of nowhere?

Sheep shelter.

There's another one on the way up, but you mustn't have seen it.

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2015, 04:53:15 pm »
Found it!  A few years back myself, Wobbly, Tomsk and Oaky ride the Peddars Way in a day. In fairness our bikes weren't mildly inappropriate for the terrain but Wobbly pushed the envelope! 

Quote from our hero "It's a bit deeper than I thought!"

Clicky

"This video is private" :(

I think I've fixed it, please try again ...

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2015, 07:44:14 pm »
Mmmm, crunchiness . . .
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2015, 10:35:50 pm »



Comedy off roading on a Brompton with Touring baggage...

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2015, 10:30:58 pm »
Comedy off-roading on a Brompton with commuting baggage:



I had to give up and turn back soon after that, as although the Brommie climbs admirably well, it was incapable of descending that rutted rocky stuff (with sand traps) safely at any speed, and the path got seriously steep on the way down.
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2015, 09:38:36 pm »
You got to a good place, anyhow.
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (On Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2015, 07:24:23 pm »
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Descending scree slopes on recumbent tourers.

:D


Kim offroading by dean.clementson, on Flickr

I am assuming that this is somewhere on the way back from Tan Hill. What is a rail box car doing in the middle of nowhere?

It's gone! And the one on the Tan Hill road. I dunno if it's the farmer, or if someone's hauled them away for scrap. What a shame - there aren't so many landmarks around there that we can spare a couple :(