Anyone in the Lakes on 9th Sept for a ride?

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  • Anyone in the Lakes on 9th Sept for a ride?
  • Kit
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    As thread title i.e. this Friday. I’m planning to head to Keswick to ride the Borrowdale Bash route with a cheeky few extras. Anyone on here got the afternoon off and fancy joining me?

    Not sure exactly what time, maybe 2 or 3pm kickoff, looking to be done by 7pm at the very very latest.

    *hopes this thread doesn’t just drop off the page with no replies… 😉

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    I’m here, but don’t finish work ’til 4pm. Prompt reply though eh?

    Kit
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    Prompt reply though eh?

    Thanks dude, saved my arse from some embarrassment 😀 4pm is probably a bit late for me; riding the following day too.

    lesa
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    I may be up for this depends on two things.

    1) How difficult will it be.

    2) I will have to look up the nearest train station is.

    Kit
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    lesa, the route is fairly technical – two rocky descents, and an optional long rocky bit of singletrack. And some steep climbs! And I think the nearest station is Windermere. Where are you travelling from? I’ll be coming down from Lockerbie.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Nearest train is penrith – en route from lockerbie.

    lesa
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    Thanks Kit the technical bit and the rocky descents and singletrack don’t bother me its the climbs that I am not to good at but i am willing to give them a go. I did 50 miles along the leeds & Liverpool canal on Sunday.

    Kit
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    Well, the steep climbs are on the road, mostly! Couple of off-road steep climbs but one I’ll be definitely pushing and the other I might have to push too! So don’t worry about it 🙂

    Can you get a train to Penrith? I could pick you up and drop you back off if you like. My email is in my profile if you want to arrange something.

    Kit
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    Bump! In case anyone else has the day orf on Friday.

    lesa
    Member

    Thanks for the offer Kit will let you know by Wednesday

    grum
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    Tempted by this but I am a bit of a pansy:

    Friday

    A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, extensive hill fog and gale to severe gale force winds. Considerable wind chill.

    Premier Icon lowey
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    You big tart grum… no such thing as bad weather… I did it in snow and ice this year, Birketts leap was pretty interesting coated in ice 🙂

    Kit, sorry mate… another time with a bit more notice. Have a good one buddy!

    Kit
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    grum, hadn’t really looked at the forecast! Will probably still head down as I don’t get to ride the Lakes that often. One Christmas I rode Garburn Pass in torrential rain, but only because the day before I turned back home due to the rain and wasn’t going to be beaten twice. Had an ace day in the end.

    edit: Aye, sorry again lowey, I’ll plan a bit further ahead next time.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    was thinking of lakes this friday but would have to be an early start (as in 9:00 kick off)

    grum
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    Not bothered by torrential rain, but gale force winds aren’t my bag. 🙂

    Friday isn’t ideal for my anyway – could ride on Thursday though?

    Kit
    Member

    I can’t do Thursday or Friday morning, unfortunately (family stuff).

    lesa
    Member

    Sorry can’t do Friday have to go out with the inlaws.

    Kit
    Member

    No problem!

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