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  • philfive
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    Anyone know how long it should take from stavely to troutbeck, garburn, kentmere then staveley?

    thanks

    anc
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    No more than a couple of hours if you’ve got ok fitness.

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    As mentioned above, 2.5-3.5 hours….weather and fitness dependant

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    What Daffy said unless your are some kind of fitness freak :mrgreen:

    hora
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    Has it been sanitised yet though?

    FunkyDunc
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    Can you do it in the middle ring or does it need granny?

    liquid
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    I took my granny, she did nothing but complain grandad however was busting moves all the way down

    Premier Icon simon1975
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    Has it been sanitised yet though?

    I rode it last month from Troutbeck to Kentmere. It’s got loose gravel all over it now, which made the climb almost impossible in places – the gradient wasn’t the problem, it was the lack of traction. The descent into Kentmere used to be quite challenging with lumpy rocks in places; now the challenge is to stay upright on all the loose gravel and stones which encourage high speeds but aren’t actually much fun to ride on 🙁

    liquid
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    This isn’t santisation on the Kentmere side – it changes after each storm / dry spell

    traildog
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    Last time I was up (which was quite a few months back), it had been sanitised on the troutbeck side. This often gets done and it almost never survives a winter.
    It’s still a tough climb, and traction is an issue as mentioned above. Not as good as it used to be. I need to drop to a 22T ring so I think if you’ve only a middle you maybe walking sections, although you might well be stronger than me (which isn’t difficult).
    Anyway, I’d imagine the route you describe would be 2 hours.

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