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  • Originally posted by jointhedotz View Post
    Lovely and sunny up here, I can see that through the window....from work
    Buggers - stopped here now, just very wet and cold - heading to Huddersfield in the next 1/2 hour - apparently its thundering and lightning !
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    • Originally posted by {SAS}TB View Post
      lol ^

      Glad im not out now - it's snowing :/
      So glad I went out first thing









      Was horrendous even then though - blowing a gale and sleet to the face - lovely natural shower

      Few tweaks needed to my back end as a few slippages when in top gear and a few instances of having to double press the shifter to shift gear - fettling definately required

      It was getting so bad that I missed off the last bit of the loop, hence the 18 instead of 21 miles, lack of pace and pictures - just wanted to get home !

      The one pic i took was of my sodden shoes




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      • Coiler be like...

        Originally posted by {SAS}TB
        Also gives me the chance to probe around the wife's rear end

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        • Great distance!
          And JTD's... I LOLed. Just brilliant
          Originally posted by coiler
          the trails is where life flows best
          Originally posted by coiler
          Cruciate, when you need answers, proper answers, head for the tower on the hill, top O' the trail, clarity will be delivered.

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          • Originally posted by Aaron
            I want those sweet cherries

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            • Some fettling got done this morning (Not by me, the bro-inlaw) and looks like the bike is ready to ride again. The gears are shifting properly and no god awful squeel that I can hear.

              Will need to get out on a ride to make sure it's all good, but unfortunately not going to be today.
              "They're gonna find out
              I don't know who they are or what they're gonna find out
              But they're gonna find out
              And it's gonna be over real quick"

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              • Anyone here heard of The Fred Whitton Challenge? I hadn't untill my bro-inlaw mentioned that he applied to do it got accepted.
                A quick look google/look on their site and glad it's not me doing it as fun as it sounds.

                The Fred Whitton Challenge is one of the most popular sportives in the UK and is also famed as being particularly difficult. Riders rank it alongside European events such as the Marmotte in terms of difficulty.


                The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 112 mile sportive around the Lake District, starting at Grasmere and taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes.
                As the name suggests, it is run in honour of Fred Whitton. Fred, who died aged just 50 in 1998, was an extremely popular member of the Lakes Road Club.
                The very top riders complete the route in just under six hours but eleven hours and over are not uncommon for the average Sportive rider. This is a very tough route and going on rider feedback the hardest one day ride in the UK, the event includes all the Lakeland passes, one with a 30% gradient and this comes at 98 miles.
                "They're gonna find out
                I don't know who they are or what they're gonna find out
                But they're gonna find out
                And it's gonna be over real quick"

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                • SAS Kommed the wife again? WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF Them Clif bars i'm telling you!
                  Originally posted by Aaron
                  I want those sweet cherries

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                  • Originally posted by darklighthim View Post
                    Anyone here heard of The Fred Whitton Challenge? I hadn't untill my bro-inlaw mentioned that he applied to do it got accepted.
                    A quick look google/look on their site and glad it's not me doing it as fun as it sounds.
                    How much climbing is involved?
                    Originally posted by Aaron
                    I want those sweet cherries

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                    • Originally posted by coiler View Post
                      How much climbing is involved?
                      No idea, can't see a number listed anywhere for the climbs.

                      Maybe this google earth 3D flyby will help though?
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9knx9Fcnhxc

                      *Edit*
                      I belive this is it on strava
                      https://www.strava.com/segments/3349097
                      Last edited by darklighthim; 02-03-16, 17:40.
                      "They're gonna find out
                      I don't know who they are or what they're gonna find out
                      But they're gonna find out
                      And it's gonna be over real quick"

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                      • All distance and no climbing it seems, sticking to the foothills, guess they can't go up the mountains round there on roadbikes though as some proper gnar stuff which would rip em apart.
                        Originally posted by Aaron
                        I want those sweet cherries

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                        • actually the segment link is misleading it doesnt show total elevation just the difference, here is a ride of it

                          https://www.strava.com/activities/8472114#640409415


                          11,000 FUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! you'd need to be uber uber fit for that, and need a 60t cog on back
                          Originally posted by Aaron
                          I want those sweet cherries

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                          • Unbelievable, 12 hours into his Everest 29k feet climb, a guy kicks off with Harley!


                            *contains swearing and 42t cogs!*

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJCasLsyJ6c


                            I'd be more angry with the damage to the giant road bike, 4-5ks worth
                            Originally posted by Aaron
                            I want those sweet cherries

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                            • Originally posted by Aaron
                              I want those sweet cherries

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                              • That looks like a big ride is being planned, but there is no text. It's a big surprise.
                                #whatisthisevil?
                                Originally posted by coiler
                                the trails is where life flows best
                                Originally posted by coiler
                                Cruciate, when you need answers, proper answers, head for the tower on the hill, top O' the trail, clarity will be delivered.

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