To whoever has been building up on Blackstone Edge…

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  • To whoever has been building up on Blackstone Edge…
  • Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    … It’s subtle, but the little perfectly placed kicker on the Edge to Windy Hill descent is perfect. It made my afternoon.

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    Is this on the drop to the footbridge? Wasn’t there a fortnight ago?

    Premier Icon tubthumped
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    If anyone fancies pointing to it on a map for me I’d appreciate it πŸ™‚

    cdoc
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    I was just over there an hour ago. I like that one too πŸ™‚
    There are some more sneaky little bits on the descent past Whittaker Golf course and more around Ogden reservoirs, if you look closely!

    Premier Icon buck53
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    Aah, this is killing me. I’ve moved round here six months ago but still finding my way around the local trails.

    If anyone would like to give Strava segment names, OS map tips or anything similar, I’d be dead grateful. E-mail is in profile if discretion is required.

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    It’s up near the edge itself, before you get to the stone slabs.

    Buck53 I’ll message you in a bit, I don’t know everything but can do posters.

    Premier Icon buck53
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    Cheers McNultycop, starting a week off in 10 minutes so will be having an explore.

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    I’ve emailed you a few strava routes buck53 πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    I’ve sent you a rambling e-mail.

    Premier Icon brant
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    I’ve only been running there and back but I’ve hurt my leg so am riding again now.

    From Blackstone Edge towards the M62?

    cdoc
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    That’s the one, Brant. There is room for ‘improvement’ most of the way down the top bit, if anyone wants to ‘dig in’ and help πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon buck53
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    Thanks for the emails fellas, think I’ve got a handle on it now.

    Premier Icon downhilldave
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    cdoc, where about at Ogden? Riding there tomorrow. Ta

    globalti
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    It’s a superb area for cycling; great views, great terrain, great exposure.

    cdoc
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    Well, all the stuff in the trees was flattened a few months ago and sanitised.. However, there are still a few (slightly overgrown at the mo) twisty bits down from the top pylon on the hill near tunshill crossroads and a couple of little kickers off the rocky track down from the Rams Head.
    The path from the radio tower back to the crossroad is the next target, particularly the broken brick and smashed glass section which really needs a little bypass around the right hand side. There is a small drop off on that descent too, off the banking on the left.

    The descent from the Edge to windyhill really is a prime target, though. It is mostly wide enough to throw bits in unnoticed, making it a bit more jumpy here and there

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    I rode that “path” from the tower to the crossroads (presume the crossroads between Ogden and Hollingworth) for the first tme yesterday. It appeared to just be builders rubble then one section was purely broken glass, then it sort of just ended, in a stream.

    I was up there this morning (windy as ****)
    Didn’t see anything different from two weeks ago
    (Except maybe some strategically placed flags?)

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    I noticed that too. Nice little help over that lip.

    Premier Icon tubthumped
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    If anyone would mind sending me the same mails it’d be appreciated. πŸ™‚

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