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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    Just got one.

    Fountains Fell Furlongs and Fathoms.

    Just need a RO now!
    I could RO

    If you know where to look there’s a couple of bogs on Fountains Fell that could easily be measured in fathoms. And the straight up the wall line climb from Silverdale must do 10 x 10 metre* contour lines in less than a furlong. A truly great place for fell running but possibly one that would be spoilt by other runners going up there

    *Apologies I of course mean 0.5 ‘chain’ contour lines
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fellbeast View Post
    I could RO

    If you know where to look there’s a couple of bogs on Fountains Fell that could easily be measured in fathoms. And the straight up the wall line climb from Silverdale must do 10 x 10 metre* contour lines in less than a furlong. A truly great place for fell running but possibly one that would be spoilt by other runners going up there

    *Apologies I of course mean 0.5 ‘chain’ contour lines
    Fantastic. We have a race.

    Fellbeast's Fearsome Fountains Fell Furlongs and Fathoms.

    When shall we have it.

    First of February
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    17 hill reps, 51km, 1009m, 2:43

    Looking at next 4th July. I'm due to be in the dolomites for 138km 4230m. Not sure how I can prepare here in boring flatlands...

    https://www.maratona.it/de/138km

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    Fantastic. We have a race.

    Fellbeast's Fearsome Fountains Fell Furlongs and Fathoms.

    When shall we have it.

    First of February
    Excellent work getting 6 Fs in there

    Well done to all involved, it made me laugh

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    142.4 furlongs (now we're talking), fifty-eight fathoms of ascent, fifty degrees fahrenheit and fifty-eight minutes of moving time.

    Pleasant sunny day here and a shorts and short-sleeve top ride out across the Tame valley to Elford and then on to Harlaston where I crossed the river Mease into what should be Derbyshire, but isn't.

    Those of you who study maps will know that the boundary between Derbyshire and Staffordshire is defined by the rivers, (from North to South), Dove, Trent and Mease. The three exceptions to this boundary are on Axe Edge, before the start of the river Dove, Burton upon Trent, which sprawled across the Trent to the Derbyshire side, and the contentious inclusion of Edingale into Staffordshire. The first two I can understand, but I have no idea why the village of Edingale, and the hamlet of Croxall, are in Staffordshire.

    Didn't see much of the scenery, (there isn't a lot to look at anyway), as it was a large chainring, small sprocket, head-down sort of ride. Came back through Croxall and across the Mease and Tame in quick succesion and then across the Sittles on what the North Birmingham cycle clubs call 'the hell of the North' section (named because of its resemblance to the Paris-Roubaix parcours, rather than it being any less attractive than the surrounding area).

    A lot of cyclists out enjoying the conditions, all in ones or twos, which were good being both dry and with little wind. One rear wheel slide on a right-hand corner (fine loose gravel on a dry road I would think), and one touch of wheel spin on a slightly (only slightly) bumpy stretch. Nothing too scary, and competently dealt with by Graham's preferred tyre manufacturer.

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    Took the gravel bike out on the road today, before the bad weather moves in again. Managed a loop of 52k and 1027m ascent. A handful of cars and farmers trucks but no cyclists round here!
    Hard work on my bike, felt like I was riding a donkey 😤 where I want to be on an Italian Stallion like Graham - one day 😉.
    Don't roll with a pig in poo. You get covered in poo and the pig likes it.

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    Spot the missing apostrophe and letter....!!!!
    Don't roll with a pig in poo. You get covered in poo and the pig likes it.

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    A handful of scars?

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    Graham's

    Unless, of course, he is Italian....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Graham's

    Unless, of course, he is Italian....
    Yes, good bloke that he is the thought of mounting Graham the Italian Stallion was a step too far for this forum.
    Don't roll with a pig in poo. You get covered in poo and the pig likes it.

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