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Thread: Today's Bike Ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Also Ran View Post
    Let’s be fair, maybe the field isn’t stacked with sprinters but Jesper Phillipson is no slouch having just won the unofficial sprinters championship and he was well beaten on all three occasions. It’s great for his confidence, but with Bennett on the team he’s not going to be first choice for the big races.
    I think that's how I see it. The Tour of where?
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    There i was today turning a reasonably good gear coming out of Ilkley, when all of a sudden i heard loud music approaching from behind. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a flipping e-biker on an MTB with his tunes blasting out. Don't they understand that it's not supposed to be that enjoyable? It's you versus the elements and your lactic acid; tonking along with Status Quo deafening the world is not in the spirit of a painful athletic endeavour.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post
    There i was today turning a reasonably good gear coming out of Ilkley, when all of a sudden i heard loud music approaching from behind. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a flipping e-biker on an MTB with his tunes blasting out. Don't they understand that it's not supposed to be that enjoyable? It's you versus the elements and your lactic acid; tonking along with Status Quo deafening the world is not in the spirit of a painful athletic endeavour.
    Your mention of Status Quo...said it all.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post
    There i was today turning a reasonably good gear coming out of Ilkley, when all of a sudden i heard loud music approaching from behind. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a flipping e-biker on an MTB with his tunes blasting out. Don't they understand that it's not supposed to be that enjoyable? It's you versus the elements and your lactic acid; tonking along with Status Quo deafening the world is not in the spirit of a painful athletic endeavour.
    Deafenin' All Over the World wasn't even one of their songs - John Fogerty wrote it

    It's very simple though, Mr B, you've just got to ride greater than 15.5mph to stop this sort of thing happening and letting the side down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Deafenin' All Over the World wasn't even one of their songs - John Fogerty wrote it

    It's very simple though, Mr B, you've just got to ride greater than 15.5mph to stop this sort of thing happening and letting the side down
    I always ride at least that fast past Wheelbase in Ilkley so I am not seduced by their window display.

    Bike prices are no longer visible from outside although one can still see that the Pinarello Dogma on display is a round £12,000.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 18-04-2021 at 06:14 PM.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Had an excellent ride out on the Lapierre around the North Worcestershire lanes and hills, shorts and short sleeved jersey, 55km with just shy of 1000m climbing. First proper road bike ride in a while so the hills were a little bit of a shock after spending the last few months largely off road, pootling about canals on the Croix de fer.
    Nursing a running injury (again!) and need to get back up to doing 100km more frequently so hopefully more of the same to come.

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    An absolute belter yesterday. Our “loop” of Semerwater but from home. 37.25 miles, more off-road than on, with 4,000 feet of ascent.

    We left Horton on the High Birkwith lane, only to be over taken by about ten off road quad bikers and it was especially fun to see them held up a few minutes later by the farmer and his wife patiently explaining that no, the track beyond their farm wasn’t a fricking green lane

    From High Birkwith, it was the Pennine Bridleway past Ling Gill and up a rubbly as heck ascent to the Cam High Road. This we followed past Fleet Moss before descending to Semerwater past Crag Hill. Then a fantastic climb up to Stake Moss and a pretty rough and rubbly descent to Cray. A blast down on the road to Buckden and then the lane to Hubberholme, Yockenthwaite and Beckermonds and up through the forest to pick up the Pennine Way briefly before scooting over to High Birkwith again and whizzing back down the lane to home

    4.5 hours moving and a 20 minute break at Semerwater, 15 miles in, for a cheese and onion pasty stop
    Last edited by Fellbeast; 18-04-2021 at 08:36 PM.

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    Not in the mood and short of time, but a 18 mile and 2000ft up to reservoir, round on gravel and back.
    Strangely had a couple of PRs on Strava, think it is the new tyres.

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    A brief snapshot of Saturday’s descent from the Cam High Road to Semerwater, with me following Hester


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fellbeast View Post
    A brief snapshot of Saturday’s descent from the Cam High Road to Semerwater, with me following Hester
    Nice bit of video, thanks. Good to see you catching cars at the end

    Quote Originally Posted by Fellbeast View Post
    We left Horton on the High Birkwith lane, only to be over taken by about ten off road quad bikers and it was especially fun to see them held up a few minutes later by the farmer and his wife patiently explaining that no, the track beyond their farm wasn’t a fricking green lane
    I liked this bit too

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