Monday Night Pub Ride – bank holiday brewery Edition
Hopefully Bregante can restrain himself from hurling himself at the floor with such wanton abandon as last time
Its like fate! No internet connection for 3 days… (internet hasnt yet reached this far flung corner of the country) and when I finally get on this is the first post I see!Posted 3 years ago
I absolutely cannot get injured on Monday!!!!
Its not normally open on a Monday, but is on Bank Holidays
I’m fat – will I keep up with you lot if I come along to one of these?
Come on down fella. You’ll fit right in then. You’ll be hard pushed to be either fatter, or slower than me. Its social pace . Nobody gets dropped. Not even me!Posted 3 years ago
Ladies and Gentleman….
After a brief hiatus to allow Harry the Spider to travel his empire, inspecting his colonies, normal service is resumed. In what seems to have become a bank holiday tradition, we’ll be going for an earlier start than usual, and getting in a longer run. As also seems to have become a bank holiday tradition we’ll be starting from (and more importantly, finishing at) the Irwell works brewery. Early doors -6pm kick off
There are a number of reasons for this. Mainly the quality of post-ride pintage (recently voted number one post-ride destination for both ale and ambience by Salfords premier law enforcer). We’ll be getting in some quality trails, including Bucky Woods (stop whining Harry – you love it!), then up t’other side for a lap of Cragg, turbines, and then finishing with Owd Betts. Hopefully Bregante can restrain himself from hurling himself at the floor with such wanton abandon as last time 😀
Who’s up for it then?Posted 3 years agodazhSubscriber
Yeah I’ll be coming. Looks like Monday is going to be busy as I’m also out around Tod in the morning. Gofasterstripes do you want that lift? If you can get to the Masons Arms at the bottom of Bacup road for 5pm I can pick you up from there (it’s a couple of mins ride from the station, along the canal). Send me your mobile no in case of any issues. Mail is in my profile.Posted 3 years ago
Unfortunately my pesky family have conspired against me and it appears I now have to do grown up stuff tomorrow, so I’m out 🙄
Probably for the best because the chances of me doing myself an unfortunate mischief would be high just a week before the c2c.
you’re not really going to do Bucky woods in the wet are you? 😯Posted 3 years ago
Pfft! Lightweights! 😉
Looking at the weather, I think we’ll forsake Bucky woods this evening, in favour of robin hoods well, as it’ll be lethal!
Thinking about it, if we’re not doing Bucky, it might be an idea to forsake the tower side completely and just do the big climb straight from the brewery up to Cragg, then we’ve more time for a play up there, as the ‘babies yeds’ rocky descent down to Michaels Wife Lane will be…. Erm… ‘interesting’ in this. I was out Saturday, and it’s definitely winter mud tyres time again already. It’s put a lot of water down this week!Posted 3 years agoCloverSubscriber
Hey, sorry, I’m out. Not quite back to my usual self yet. Face is pretty scab free, stitches out & the scars will soon be hidden by wrinkles 😉 Arm is still sore though and test rides have yet to find anything but my inner mincer, which is well upsetting 🙁
Thanks Bunnyhop! Hope you’ll be back on your bike when you’re healed too 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Hope you’re back to full fitness soon Clover. And scars are cool anyway!
Well … To add to the ‘dropping like flies’ feel to tonight, I can’t make it now. Mrs Binners has been working all three days of the bank holiday. I’ve taken full advantage to get out on the bike (and drink beer and watch football). She’s just returned and ‘suggested’ that given these circumstances, it might be nice of me to forsake my normal Monday night beer and riding frivolities and take her out for dinner instead. Which is fair enough.
Daz is kindly relieving me of guiding duties. So Bucky woods or not is his call. Have a good ‘un! I may well be awaiting you in the brewery on your returnPosted 3 years ago
I am very sorry I didn’t come, but I think by 6pm the 6 hours of rain had taken it’s toll.
However, the gods of cycling decided I owed them a pound of flesh for the tailwind on the way over and I promptly fell in the canal.
See you next time.
SamPosted 3 years agodazhSubscriber
How on earth did you fall in the canal? 😯 Anyone get it on camera?
Good ride last night. That moor is much bigger and more desolate than it looks from the M62. Could’ve done without the ridiculous headwind though. Intrigued by these ‘steps of doom’ that I’ve heard about. Maybe next time?Posted 3 years ago
You can carry on past the turning for Rossendale School, as you get to a right hand bend, past Bleakholt, you’ll see a public footpath sign off on the left. Theres a single track descent through the trees that takes you down past the Fishermans. Obviously you’ll be pushing your bike down there, as riding down footpath is naughty, and none of us would do that. It spits you out at pretty much the same place.
There is a route through from Owd Betts to take you to the top of Whitelow Rd, but its an absolute bog for 99.5% of the year.Posted 3 years ago
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