- Coniston Loop Ride – Sunday 28 Feb
Following on from last weeks thread about routes around Coniston, I’ve foolishly agreed to go out on a ride with Fagus this sunday. I pretty sure Junkyard is coming and also my mate Faz. Fagus will be devising a route but not sure what time we’re going yet (waiting to hear back from Fagus). Lowey expressed an interest along with a few others……….?Posted 9 years ago
It’s actually March 1st on Sunday 😳
Deejay is bringing the Darlington boys over, so we could have a gathering of the clans. The guy I’ve been out with today from Burnley will come if he can talk SWMBO round.
20 miles, with as little as possible on NFT. (All subject to change, of course.)
We ride at 10AM.Posted 9 years ago
The route is/might be:-
Start at VC and take in first section NFT, including those greasy angled planks – ugh!
Up onto the moor, then over Parkamoor to the hippy commune. Back across the long rough stuff (Dad, Grandad & dentist the locals call it) finishing on Moor Lane when we can see what work has been carried out on the bottom section.
Along to Satterthwaite, the over Breasty Haw to the fire road. Take the singletrack round the back of the tarns to finish up at The Fox, then down to Esthwaite. Not sure whether to turn at Near Sawrey, or go to Far Sawrey so that we can take in the ford. Over Claife to Hollin Band. We then have the option of the Belle Grange descent followed by the road climb back to Basecamp, or omitting this bit by cutting across to take up the Rough Hows/Colthouse track.
Then Hawkshead and up the long slog back into the forest. We finish off by coming down Titty’s Track.
Just about 20 miles without the Belle Grange loop.
All subject to change/fitness/weather etc.
As George Bush used to say “All options remain on the table”.Posted 9 years ago
*gulps* wonders how to get fit in three days
considers family commitments as excuse
Rings Lance to ask about “supplements”
decides on regular mechanical failure/knee injury as excuse.
asks pathetically how much of this is climbing?
I assume FS bike is best option given the long rough stuff (Dad, Grandad & dentist the locals call it)Posted 9 years ago
It’s not that[/i] rough. You’ll be fit enough. If I can get round anyone can. There’s only 3000′ of climbing. Last week we did 4500′ of climbing in the same distance, round Kentmere. This should be easy. Deffo full susser for me.
I intend to lead from the rear, me and lowey can hold hands going down the rocky stuff – slowly!
PS Junkyard, don’t forget those grip thingies.Posted 9 years ago
I look forward to shattering your illusions by being both slower up hill and down hill than you both.Posted 9 years ago
Grips found and packed for the journey – you onlt get them at the end….. my insurance that you are telling the truth
I pray to the gods that you are talking feet and not metres.
See you all there
Yoshi, cheers mate, but your on ‘tother side of the hill to me, I’ll be using M65.
Company car and free derv anyway.
just to confirm because last time I was up that neck of the woods they were knocking it all about. Is this the car park on the left or right when approaching from Moor Top towards Satterthwaite.Posted 9 years ago
Sure you can. The more the merrier. You’ll have to forget the racing bit of your name!
Don’t you come from Horwich way? Give Yoshimi or ton a shout. They are both offerring lifts.
Let us know if you are making your own way there, so that we know to wait or not.
Haven’t you got a Ventana? You can compare notes with ton.Posted 9 years ago
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