Two hour drive to ride Ladybower tomorrow – good idea?

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  • Premier Icon colournoise
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    That’s two hours in good conditions…

    Are we mad. or should we just do it?

    finbar
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    Depends where you’re driving from. Over Snake Pass? No chance.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Depends where you’re coming from. Is A57 even open?

    Edit: Super snap 😀

    Having thought about it some more, is there any direction into Ladybower that wouldn’t involve either a hideous approach or potential difficulties getting out again if the forecast snow arrives while you’re riding?

    GolfChick
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    Yes you’re mad considering the weather report. Even if you get there you may not make it back. If it’s not a necessary journey then why risk it.

    Snake been shut all day,Woodhead not nice,my son got back from Stockport 5 mins ago.Coming from east side should be ok though.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Enjoy snowy/frozen local trails instead.

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    I was going to as its my olny day off all month really, but im not that brave. I shall have a check of the weather first but i reckon ill stick to the leicestershire hills instead.

    Premier Icon Yak
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    Having been stuck on the wrong side of the Peak with my nearly ready to drop pregnant wife and all the passes suddenly impassable, I wouldn’t recommend it. But if you love kipping in your car, fill yer boots .

    rascal
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    I was up that way today walking.
    Wasn’t that cold – there were quite a few heavy snow showers but by Ladybower it wasn’t sticking and was wet on the ground – very slippy off road under foot as lots of hidden ice under snow. I imagine by tomorrow morning the roads will be pretty icy and if there’s a dump of snow on top tonight forget it.

    Premier Icon sb88
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    Last year snow on Win Hill was over my hubs and visibility a few metres

    Premier Icon colournoise
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    Discretion and valour and all that.

    We’ve called it off. Will have a local play in the snow instead and try again next weekend maybe.

    Thanks all.

    dannyh
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    Credit where it is due, well done for calling it off.

    There is always a temptation to have a “talk about this with the grandchildren adventure”, but more than likely you’d have ended up stuck in a car and the riding may not have been that good either.

    Premier Icon colournoise
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    Had a nice snowy local ride instead, where I’ve determined that 26+ is the ideal snow tyre size. Less draggy than my mates on fatties, and a great balance of grip and back end breakaway fun.

    blurty
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    Yes it’s worth it, but take touring skis

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