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The_Seldom_Killer

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Feb 2019

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Owing to an ongoing Achilles issue it seems very unlikely that I will be able to ride this. I will try to come out in the van and take some pictures though.

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    Cool, just found out, if you opt for b) then trains are running as far as New Mill Central and from there its an easy hop on back roads and decent tow paths into Whalley Bridge for Chapel and Rushup. If you were then to leave the ride at Owler Bar (there's a pub, we could have a drink), you could make the easy drop into the Hathersage and head along the Hope Valley for your choice of Winnats or Mam Nick before heading back the way you came. Puts you on about a par with what people leaving from Sheffield would be doing.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Couple of options available.

    a) a return via Leeds.
    b) ride out through Poynton, Whalley Bridge and Rushup Edge to meet us somewhere between the top of Mam Nick and the top of Winnats Pass and train back via Leeds
    c) have a designated driver (probably best to park up in the Rivelin Valley)
    d) We could look at pushing back the date a week but I think some Londoners have already purchased tickets at a reduced and therefore probably non-refundable price.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I had intended to give people a bit of a scenic rest after the double of Mam Nick and Winnats. This addition puts on another 5 miles and, on top of Peaslow, adds Rushup Lane, which goes a bit steeper. Also that stretch of the A623 can be a bit industrial on a Saturday.

    Depends. What do people think? Peaslow is a good climb but comes at a price on this route.

  • in Rides & Races
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    If I'm about, due to current health and achilles issues, I won't be on fixed. I will be riding at the back and doing any rushing around that's needed so I have my justification. If you're going to bring a cross bike, especially with some cross tyres, you may get volunteered for a bit of cross country work to get some nice action shots of the suffering.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Roughly 100k with about 2000m climb.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I've done it a bunch of times on a road bike. Last pass was up in November on a well laden bike and its currently 95-98% rideable depending on general riding skill. Riders may end up walking more of Winnats (or cutting to the top to provide a cheering committee) and its an interesting bit of routing that visitors to the area often miss out on.

    I've already suggested a few so I'm not going to do any more. Whatever route gets decided on, I'm happy to offer general guiding, technical, back-marking services etc for the day.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    They're nutcases and they represent us because they asked if they could and most of the people around them said yes.

    Next time you're at a political hustings, ask the candidates which personality flaw is most likely to result in them claiming religious persecution despite them not being an adherent to that faith. That should help sort the wheat from the chaf.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I was thinking of tweeting Heathrow to see if the pilots based there fancy a skive tomorrow. Would £500, train fare and a £50 Argos voucher be a good offer?

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    Same. Until I tub up I've been working on getting the gear drops timed just right and fast accelleration away from corners.

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