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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 3:47pm
by Nickeveson
Chelle should be able to get a couple of bikes hidden in our van if it'll help

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 4:12pm
by landsurfer
oldmanonabike wrote: Keswick it's not far from the last stop but if we can safely store the bikes in the van it's a nice place to look around.


I'll give the tourist bit a miss ... i'll probably be on oxygen by then .. :D ... and the last 20 visits to Keswick where enough ... :lol:

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 4:37pm
by landsurfer
Doing a 30 mile Don Valley ride in the morning with a 6.1 mile climb at the end .... lets see how this works out :roll:

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 4:42pm
by Paulatic
landsurfer wrote:
oldmanonabike wrote: Keswick it's not far from the last stop but if we can safely store the bikes in the van it's a nice place to look around.


I'll give the tourist bit a miss ... i'll probably be on oxygen by then .. :D ... and the last 20 visits to Keswick where enough ... :lol:


I’m with you there... back in the sixties and seventies I used to love the place but the love affair has waned over the years. The divorce started with a pub trying to overcharge me for beer must of thought I was a tourist :lol: The religious nutter in the hostel didn’t help my mood and I cycled out of Keswick before 9 am. Still love the surrounding area but I’ve no need to join the tourist trail of outdoor shops.

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 5:38pm
by flash
Anyone taking a track pump this time, or shall I bring mine???

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 5:52pm
by landsurfer
I always bring mine .....

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 5:54pm
by flash
Lovely....

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 5:55pm
by oldmanonabike
landsurfer wrote:
oldmanonabike wrote: Keswick it's not far from the last stop but if we can safely store the bikes in the van it's a nice place to look around.


I'll give the tourist bit a miss ... i'll probably be on oxygen by then .. :D ... and the last 20 visits to Keswick where enough ... :lol:

It's not my favorite place but others seem to like it, someone tried to overcharge me for a meal they stood no chance

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 6:05pm
by landsurfer
Paulatic wrote: Still love the surrounding area but I’ve no need to join the tourist trail of outdoor shops.


AAHH .... The Cheque book Mountaineers ...
These days a number of mountaineering shops would be charged with manslaughter ..
Fishers of Keswick, Graham Tiso (?) ... and a very well known chain in Fort Bill ... alledgley
People would rock up, spend a fortune in Outdoor Clothing Establishments ... and on maps ! .. and we would end up carrying their bodies off the hill a few days later ..... :( :(
"Access for All" was a disaster ....for all ...

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 2 Sep 2019, 10:31am
by oldmanonabike
A week to go seems like a good time to relist the daily route maps as they have been revised due to road closures and someone building a housing estate across the route. I have retained the same route numbers.
Day 1whitehaven to little Salkeld 58m ascent 5043 ft http://www.plotaroute.com/route/856452
Day 2 Little Salkeld to Consett 48m ascent 4656ft. http://www.plotaroute.com/route/856289
Day 3 Consett to Tynemouth 30m ascent 1312. http://www.plotaroute.com/route/856375
As previously stated these routes were prepared on plotaroute.com using open source cycle maps.
I can't guarantee the accuracy if other maps are used.
We may be Wimps but this C2c route is a challenge to most cyclists
See you next week

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 3 Sep 2019, 8:51am
by Nickeveson
Hope David is bringing his comfy walking shoes as well as me!

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 3 Sep 2019, 9:04am
by Paulatic
Nickeveson wrote:Hope David is bringing his comfy walking shoes as well as me!

My shoes fell apart a couple of weeks ago :( Had to buy some more and on the box it said they were running shoes. They don’t seem to work. :lol:

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 3 Sep 2019, 11:46am
by Nickeveson
Running! So over rated! Stick to pedalling Paul

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 3 Sep 2019, 7:30pm
by landsurfer
Nick ... is your bike a Dawes Karakum ? Would you recommend it .... if not what is it ...

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Posted: 4 Sep 2019, 4:49pm
by Nickeveson
It is....and I love it