Dales ride this sunday…anyone?

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  • Dales ride this sunday…anyone?
  • ton
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    doing a ride from settle swimming baths this sunday.
    meeting 9.30ish ride for 10.

    nice and steady pace

    chipster
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    If I’d not been working, I’d have joined you.
    Next time, big ‘un.

    ton
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    no worries chip
    any time you fancy just let me know.

    Me mother’s coming to stay, so no playing for me this weekend. Where you off to?

    ton
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    stockdale lane, arncliffe cote, long lane, feizor route.

    That’s a nice tough one in a westerly. Back across Foxup Rd?

    Junkyard
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    That’s a nice tough one in a westerly.

    I will pack my flats and walking boots

    At least you’ll have the wind behind you on the hill out of Settle. 🙂

    ton
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    back via dawson close to dale head.

    wind is a state of mind that is to be laughed at when you have not ridden offroad for as long as I have….. 😀

    thecaptain
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    I’m certainly tempted (rude not to, considering you are going past my door), but thestoker isn’t so enthusiastic. I’ll see if I can persuade her (and the weather is ok). If the speed isn’t suitable we will probably have to head off by ourselves anyway…it doesn’t look like a day for hanging around.

    globalti
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    Will also be riding from Settle… with the wind out to Ribblehead then Hawes then Buttertubs then over to Kirkby Stephen then jump on the train back against the SW wind to Settle. Self, Gti Junior and my cycling buddy. 41 miles and 4175 feet of climbing.

    back via dawson close to dale head.

    wind is a state of mind that is to be laughed at when you have not ridden offroad for as long as I have…..

    Aye. Head down, teeth gritted over Dawson Close. 🙂

    Junkyard
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    Its going to be much easier for me to draft than you

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    roughly What time will you be at Street gate as might try and tag along from there .

    Junkyard
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    Drop me an e-mail with your number and we can text you tomorrow

    I have no idea as I have never ridden here and I am following the big fella.

    Depends on what ‘steady pace’ means. It’s about seven miles from Settle, most of it upwards, so I reckon 1hr 30 to 1hr 45 via Stockdale to Street Gate, depending on faff.

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    Good to see both Ton and Junkyard again
    hated the wind had a headwind for the first 8 miles from Hetton to street gate where they turned up nearly bang on time at 11.30
    turned with the wind at our backs up and over to Arncliffe Cote
    I think Tony enjoyed his first off road trip foe a long while


    I then turned right and roaded back to Hetton in to a bastid wind where Ton and Junky went left and up the valley I did not envy them as the wind would have been brutal on the way back to Settle Hope you got back OK .

    B.A.Nana
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    We did a Weets Top route from Hetton today, wind wasn’t too much of an issue, but was pretty boggy in places. Mud seemed such a distant memory, hey ho.

    ton
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    just got home after a bloody fantastic but windy ride. from litton to helwith bridge, i think we were doing about 4mph into a terrible head wind.

    proper loved it tho, and it was nice to see troutie and junky. 8)

    Junkyard
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    yes a flat section and we never exceeded 4 mph for about 6 miles. It was proper windy – character building eh- but good to get out

    Aye. Head down, teeth gritted over Dawson Close.

    Did fear for you a bit first thing, but looked like it got a lot nicer after about 10am. Glad you had a good one.

    Junkyard
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    it was so windy it was hard to breathe at times due to the wind, Reminded me of being on a motorbike at 100 mph
    I dont want to know what it was like earlier

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    I can Vouch for Junkyard. up there it never abated my ears are still ringing

    Bring on the next one Still stunned it was only 8 weeks when Ton was under the knife

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