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    After clearing up the birthday present left by one of my dogs I managed to get out on my bike just after 8. A lovely but windy day saw me matching my age in miles, 62, and 5'900 feet of ascent in 4hr 20min.

    A loop out to Buxton, Goyt Valley, Cat and Fiddle, Axe Edge, Flash, Longnor, back up to The Mermaid, Elkstone, Wardslow, Hartington, Earl Sterndale, Flagg and home.

    Lots of bikes out on what are usually quietish roads and chatting to another cyclist was informed that The Tour of the Peak, postponed from May was taking place.

    A great day out.
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    Following my wife's 70 birthday party last night, I eventually dragged myself out this afternoon to ride off my hangover, a sweaty 20 miles and 2375ft. Not much fun.
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    Managed to get out on the bike late morning. 30 very warm miles and 2'950 feet in 2hs 3min taking in the villages of Flagg, Longnor, Hollinsclough (Chrome Hill looked lovely in the sunshine), Earl Sterndale, Taddington and home.

    I didn't realise it was as hot as it was until I stopped when back at home and couldn't stop sweating!
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    Oxnop Scar in between Buttertubs Pass - in both directions. Both have 25% sctions which always concentrates the mind: 3200' in 24 miles.

    I waited until I got home before again watching youtube of the Tour de France going up Buttertubs. There were fewer spectators watching my efforts - but it was quite hot to be out waiting in the sun.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Oxnop Scar in between Buttertubs Pass - in both directions. Both have 25% sctions which always concentrates the mind: 3200' in 24 miles.

    I waited until I got home before again watching youtube of the Tour de France going up Buttertubs. There were fewer spectators watching my efforts - but it was quite hot to be out waiting in the sun.
    you must have been up early Graham
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Oxnop Scar in between Buttertubs Pass - in both directions. Both have 25% sctions which always concentrates the mind: 3200' in 24 miles.

    I waited until I got home before again watching youtube of the Tour de France going up Buttertubs. There were fewer spectators watching my efforts - but it was quite hot to be out waiting in the sun.
    I love driving past cyclers going up Buttertubs and Oxnop and, better still, Fleet Moss. Its all about shouting 'dig in' if they're doing it properly or booing and hissing if they're walking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fellbeast View Post
    I love driving past cyclers going up Buttertubs and Oxnop and, better still, Fleet Moss. Its all about shouting 'dig in' if they're doing it properly or booing and hissing if they're walking
    Graham obviously cycled over Fleet Moss on the way from his home in Ilkley to Buttertubs.

    Anyway, The Fleak is the best route between Wensleydale and Swaledale: higher than both Buttertubs and Oxnop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post

    Anyway, The Fleak is the best route between Wensleydale and Swaledale: higher than both Buttertubs and Oxnop.
    Fleak Moss

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post

    Anyway, The Fleak is the best route between Wensleydale and Swaledale: higher than both Buttertubs and Oxnop.
    You are correct.Fleak Moss is an interesting climb south from the River Swale and the views today were stunning. I also did Greets Moss from Redmire and Oxnab Scar summit from Askrigg.Over 3500 ft of climbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    A genuflection to Anthony Kay



    You are correct.Fleak Moss is an interesting climb south from the River Swale and the views today were stunning. I also did Greets Moss from Redmire and Oxnab Scar summit from Askrigg.Over 3500 ft of climbing.
    I've only done it from south to north, and it was a long time ago. But I seem to remember that I found the descent into Swaledale somewhat frightening; used up a lot of brake rubber.
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