MNPR Monday 16th – Simister Road Ride Edition

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  • MNPR Monday 16th – Simister Road Ride Edition
  • Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Farmers Arms, Simister, M25 2SU

    8:15 Blast off

    Bring a road bike.

    45km loop similar to last year’s, but with a detour around the bottom third of the Ashworth Valley climb because the road has fallen into the river below.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1077371695

    Pretty much all on road, but with about 800m on gravel as we leave Simister.

    Simister, Heywood, Ashworth Valley, Edenfield, Ramsbottom, The Rake, Tottington, Walshaw, Ainsworth, Radcliffe, Whitefield, Simister.

    Bring lights, it will take 2 hours+.

    Sunday best or baggies. Nobody cares.

    Binners, if all goes to plan we should be on The Rake at around 9:15 should you want to shout abuse as we sail majestically past.

    Allez, Allez, Allez!

    Premier Icon scaled
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    Hopefully i’ll be less phlegm riddled by then and will see you there.

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    I’m working on it too

    Premier Icon binners
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    I’ll get the cow bells ready 😀

    Premier Icon gixer71109
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    I’ll be there

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    It’s road bikes I’m out…

    Not fast enough on the gravel bike

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    Mrs is working until 10 pm tonight. I’m out.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Who is playing out then?

    The weather looks OK. Any rain should have passed, so we can expect 17°C, very little wind and cloudy skies.

    I have come down with the most terrible head cold, but I shall not be beaten! My time up The Rake could be measured on a calendar though.

    Premier Icon dazh
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    The weather looks OK. Any rain should have passed

    What weather app are you using?

    Premier Icon tthew
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    I’m coming. Armwarmers and waterproofs are prepared.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Met Office. It should have blown through by 8:30.

    Feeling minging, but still out.

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    My weather forecasting system* suggests there isn’t much change other than some fine rain etc

    *looking out of the windows in the 11th floor of the coop which means I can see Rooley and scout turbines when it’s not raining

    Premier Icon binners
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    We’re preparing a suitable reception for you as you pass…

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Feeling very horrible now. Will get you to the top of Ashworth Valley, but may turn back after that.

    Premier Icon dazh
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    So who is actually going?

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    I feel like utter ****, but I’ll lead if anyone turns up.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Are we on or not?

    Premier Icon dazh
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    I’m gonna sack it off. Sorry. Gotta be up early and can’t be arsed getting wet when it’s going to be dry the rest of the week.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    OK.

    Postpone until next week?

    timc
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    mess about with the format & it all falls apart, get it back to mtbs for next week i say 🙂

    Premier Icon dazh
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    yeah I’ll be up for road next week. It is still the tour after all.

    Premier Icon gixer71109
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    yeah I’ll be up for road next week. It is still the tour after all.

    Sounds good to me

    horridge
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    Russ mentioned leading a ride from the flatter south side of Manchester.  If he’s available how about saving him a journey for a change.

    Premier Icon gixer71109
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    Let’s do it

    Premier Icon tthew
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    Ooh, good job I checked before setting off! It’s absolutely slashing it down here in Mid Cheshire and headed your way, so I’m secretly quite pleased.

    Although my missis did just accuse of being a big bunch of girls. I reckon girls would still go out. 😂

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    I’m sure me and scaled could chuck something together for next week if people are up for it from somewhere around Sale? Road or Grrrravel though. There aren’t many mountains in the borough of Trafford…

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    Ok, see you next week at the Farmers arms

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Proper bouncing down now and the sky is as dark as the inside of a cow’s bum.

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    As I said earlier, riding tonight wasn’t an option for me. And looking at the weather right now I’m bloody glad about it. It’s absolutely hammering down here.

    Premier Icon tthew
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    Sale or a road ride resurrection are good for me next week.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Good call cancelling last night.

    1. The rain was biblical.

    2. I’m blowing orange slime out of every orifice in my face and would have expired on the first climb.

    Premier Icon tthew
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    On the up side, I got to ride my best bike to work today as it was still in the van from last night.

    What’s the plan for next week then? Sale Grrrravel or Rammy roadie? I’ll do either.

    Premier Icon binners
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    If you’re doing a Rammy Roadie Ride then a smaller splinter group of us are going to do an earlier off-road blast to get back for a pint in the Shoulder while pouring boiling oil, ball bearings, nails and trip-wires all over the top of the Rake 😀

    Only here because I read the title as Sinister. Is disappointed.

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