- if all hell broke loose,…where would you ride to?
If the earth was under threat from some catacylsmic event, and there was hope that in reaching high ground possible safety lurked…where would you ride to within reasonable distance of your home?
(Obviously you’d unlikely make it that far, because some halfbreed in an Audi, stuck in a 100 mile tailback would mug you of your bike on route)
🙂Posted 4 years agoscotroutesMember
A couple of hours riding would get me to here
[url=https://flic.kr/p/oAVxQt]Cairngorm[/url] by Colin Cadden, on Flickr
FWIW, if all the ice covering Antarctica, Greenland, and in mountain glaciers around the world were to melt, sea level would rise about 70 meters (230 feet) so I could quite comfortable stay in bed.Posted 4 years agomattbeeSubscriber
How high is high enough? 120m is highest point near to me.Posted 4 years ago
That’s Portsdown Hill just North of Portsmouth.
It’s not that high, or remote. It is easily within short riding distance though and far more importantly there is a WW2 vintage complex of tunnels (near on a mile and a half of chambers and connecting tunnels) inside the hill.
It’s got power, inc generators, pretty easy to catch rain water through the chalk and I have a key to the heavily reinforced steel door….crazy-legsSubscriber
Does it have to be high ground? I could get to the top of Kinder Scout easily enough, presumably along with everyone else who is trespassing!
If I had to choose somewhere remote to lessen the possibility of a North Korean nuke landing on me, it’d be somewhere in NE Scotland. Nicer whisky than the west coast and fewer midges. Could ride there in about 3 days if I pushed it.Posted 4 years agodeadkennySubscriber
Plan quick. There’s an asteroid that “probably” won’t hit us so there’s always a slim chance it might http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/34004081/nasa-asteroid-capable-of-wiping-out-us-wont-hit-us-on-15-september-probably (BBC added the probably for extra drama I think).
and Kim Jong-un is threatening to start an all out war, so could be looking at nuclear wipe out once everyone else gets involved.Posted 4 years agoscandal42Member
Hop on the Jones and head up Bardon Hill, which is our highest point, although not that high at 270 meters above sea level, 170 meters prominence.
See you up there mate. If it’s looking really bad we could always have one last descent and go to the Bulls Head and get merry.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I’m in a pretty low lying part of Berkshire so I would probably head for the Ridgeway, trouble being I would normally pick it up at streatley but most of the direct routes take me closer to or over the Thames which is of course rising in this scenario… Reckon we’re probably done for in most apocalypse situations.Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Will be full of wierdos, tailback of broken, half restored VW Campers.
Should be ok for homeopathic crystal massage, but no one will have remembered the skins.
Or the can opener.
Eternity with Chipps banging on about guitars and Salsas, Mark being aspirational all over the place etc.
I’d rather drown.
Theively Pike anyone?Posted 4 years ago
I’ll bring the barbie and the whisky.
We can watch Burnley burn together.
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