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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    If I knew how to post one I would. However Mike, if you google Ridley Kanzo Fast Purple and Orange lots of photographs will appear.Just make sure you are wearing your sunnies!
    Wow! I do quite like the orange one.

    But I no longer ride a bike ...

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    With my calf not right I decided to go out on the road bike yesterday. Over to Buxton and then down Long Hill to Whaley Bridge. On the way down there is a sharp hairpin bend near White Hall Outdoor Centre and as I was going around it a prat in a Ford Fiesta tried to overtake me on the outside. All the way around he was just on my shoulder as I was going too fast for him to pass me. By the time the road straightened up there was a car coming uphill towards us which fortunately braked and allow the boy racer to cut me up!

    Into Whaley Bridge and on to Chapel en le Frith and the long drag up to Mam Nick, the last stretch running parallel to Lords Seat. I was hoping to get a latte from the Coffee Man who is always there but today he was not. A chalkboard told disappointed customers that he was attending a wedding. I assume that he had a starring role at the wedding to miss out on a sunny Saturdays takings at his spot, which is a gold mine from all the selfie takers that huff and puff their way up Mam Tor!

    As I crested Mam Nick I was overtaken by 3 motorbikes but by the first sharp left hander I had caught them up as they couldn't corner as fast as me and they held me up all the way into the Edale Valley. I was tempted to re overtake them but had visions of it ending in tears, so resisted.

    A quick latte and delicious date and walnut slice in the Pepper Pot Cafe near Edale Railway Station and then on to Hope and Hathersage where traffic was being held up by a convoy of at least 15 Steam Traction Engines of all sizes. There was also a Derbyshire Fire Engine with them, just in case!

    From Leadmill Bridge up the lovely climb to Abney and on past the Gliding Club to Bretton where it was snided with folk enjoying the beer and the views. Down to Eyam and then Foolow and Great Hucklow. Across the A623 at The Anchor crossroads and over to Litton, Wardlow Mires before over the Scratter to Monsal Head. Through Little and Great Longstone's before Ashford in the Water, Bakewell and up the hill home.

    A lovely ride out and apart from the two overtaking incidents and a couple of pothole skirmishes not a great deal to report other than it was hot!

    A more than planned 65 miles, 5,800 feet in 4hr 35mins
    Last edited by Llani Boy; 23-06-2024 at 08:01 PM.
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    Bet Mr B was pissed off today. Hard to get to the beer and pudding shop with the Ilkley Half Marathon going on. He may have had to go round via Blubberhouses.
    I got conned into running this by my son and the youth had the cheek to beat me by 15 minutes. I'm using having covid in the last 2 weeks as my excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattPo View Post
    Bet Mr B was pissed off today. Hard to get to the beer and pudding shop with the Ilkley Half Marathon going on. He may have had to go round via Blubberhouses.
    I got conned into running this by my son and the youth had the cheek to beat me by 15 minutes. I'm using having covid in the last 2 weeks as my excuse.
    Ha, no I went for the hilliest run possible in horsforth, river aire to the billing- a steady meander with no proper hills to speak of. The Ilkley half is a huge obstruction to everyone not running it.

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