STW Howgills ride, Sunday May 31st – Interested ??

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  • Junkyard
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    count me in looks a monster climb from the road

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Its a great route – enjoy!

    yoshimi
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    Yep, I’m in!

    DeeJay
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    yoshimi

    Yep, I’m in!

    Are you sure – no housework to do? or your hair? mebbe some knitting? 🙄

    Premier Icon lowey
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    Following the last few STW rides we have done (and bloody brilliant they were too) we are sorting the next one out for the classic Howgill’s loop.

    Meet in Sedbergh for 9.30 look to be riding for 10am. RELAXED pace, plenty of chatting, plenty of stops. From memory I think the route is about 26 miles or so with a reasonable amount of climbing involved.

    OK I know its 4 and a bit weeks off, but as its getting into (hopefully) summer, I thought I’d post it early so people can sort out day passes etc.

    So who’s interested ?

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    I’m in.

    with probably 4 others.

    and I even have permission

    hp_source
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    I should be around for this, should be great if yesterday was owt to go by 8)

    Yeah i’m up for it, thinking of camping as its quite far for me. Anyone else thinking of camping nearby to sedbergh?

    Premier Icon ton
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    i’m not coming, i hate you all, speshially junkyard, cos he allus takes the piss…………………….. 😉

    simonfbarnes
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    Anyone else thinking of camping it up nearby to sedbergh?

    yeah, why not? they’re very tolerant round there…

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Monster isnt the word Junkyard, stupidly steep at the start and goes on forever (possibly)
    Not trying to put anyone off like, once you’re up top its a long long looooong downhill.

    Junkyard
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    sod you then I am going to go for a walk with SFB instead of walking uphill with you then

    Right then so worse than Belmont ascent in the wind …defo bringing my walking shoes

    the picture link of loweys mate at the top as encouragement
    http://www.dave-lowe.fotopic.net/p53864055.html

    marsdenman
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    walking uphill

    now, if that’s allowed I’ll see if I can get a pass out…… 😀

    Chris
    Single Track World Walkers Group….

    Count me in!

    Premier Icon ton
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    **** it, i have had a change of mind………………

    count me in……. 8)

    grumm
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    Hmm could be tempted! Did I miss where it says what the route is?

    simonfbarnes
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    Am I allowed to attend or will someone chuck their teddy ?

    PS yes it’s a hard climb, but when you get to the top you realise it was more than worth the effort just for the view, never mind the longest section of non trail centre singletrack in the north ahead :o)

    Premier Icon ton
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    barnes, you can come, but if yer step out of line you will get it…..big time…… 😉

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    If Ton is going then that photo of my Grey 15″ X5 against his grey 29er would make an amusing photo.

    and just one point Lowey, it’s not the pace that kills me it’s the bloody climbing!

    simonfbarnes
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    but if yer step out of line you will get it…..big time

    promises, promises big boy :o)

    simonfbarnes
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    Did I miss where it says what the route is?

    if you click on one of my pics above and then ‘route’ you can see the map. Sedbergh, Winder, Arant Haw, Calders, Calf, Bowderdale, Ravenstonedale, Adamthwaite, Murthwaite, Narthwaite, Cautley, Sedbergh.

    Premier Icon lowey
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    the picture link of loweys mate at the top as encouragement

    Lol…. that was Toss, however, it was only at the half way stage of the climb!!

    Joking apart, yes it is a bit of a climb to start the day, however the views provide ample excuses for frequent stops.

    It really is a cracking route.

    grumm
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    How relaxed is the pace going to be? I reckon it would probably take me about 5-6 hours to do that including rests, photo and lunch stops etc (yes I am slow!)

    Premier Icon ton
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    bit of a climb……….ppppfffff pmslraotf………. 😉

    grumm
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    Only ever done that bit between Bram Rigg and Winder as a dh – this route had better be good to justify doing that bit the wrong way round cos its an amazing downhill.

    Premier Icon ton
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    bowderdale is among the top descents in the country.
    singletrackaliscious 8)

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    I’ll be there..

    Should be another great walk ride..

    Lets hope the weather is the same as yesterday..

    marsdenman
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    YOIKS
    just looked at SFB’s route map – his piccies make it look like a long but steady climb, the type I eat for that eat me for breakfast ……
    the profile diagram says otherwise…..

    all I can say Ton is that’s one heck of a sprout portion 😯 can only hope it’s more sherry than trifle for the downhill 😆

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    We’ll be fine at the back Chris.. 😆

    Just don’t forget yer jelly babies…

    marsdenman
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    We’ll be fine at the back Chris

    to right we will – tis a very responsible job, making sure no one is left behind 😆

    Don’t forget to drop me a line if you fancy an STWalkers paced ride around these parts / pint in t’Riverhead.. 😀 infact I have to confirm the one for this Saurday, when I last posted there was interest from half a dozen or so….

    stucowp
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    Home sweet home!!! Hills forever more you can count me in for this one, Might even have a lighter hill climbing machine by then!!!!!

    DeeJay
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    Might even have a lighter hill climbing machine by then!!!!!

    Oh b*gger – he will do the whole climb in big ring – mind you he might puncture – or break his chain – hehe

    Premier Icon trout
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    Yep You can count Garry and me in also I might even try the last climb 😳

    Did it years ago in the fog so it would be nice to see the views .

    Premier Icon ton
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    stucowp
    hijack, email me if you fancy riding this wednesday mate…..

    elliptic
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    Bit rude suggesting this now, seeing as I just rode it on my own on Saturday… 🙄

    … still, it’s good enough for a repeat showing, I’ll consult the diary supervisor…

    toss
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    Count me in! Cheers for reminding me about that fookin climb, Junkyard and platering that pic of my arse all over the place 😉

    Well worth it though on the other side… Awesome.

    T

    Junkyard
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    Grumm we go at the speed of the slowest rider (or we wait for them) and you will have lots of company pushing up I promise.

    Premier Icon climbingcragrat
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    Are there any details on the route hidden in the website or do I need to scan through my back issues of singletrack?

    Certainly a great area so am interested if I can get my passport sorted for a border crossing!

    Junkyard
    Member

    sfb /boggies route here
    http://www.bogtrotters.org/route/showrouteframe.php?route=44
    Assuming Loweys route will be the same similiar etc

    simonfbarnes
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    There are 3 ways from Bowderdale Farm to Weasdale, so that bit might be different

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