Your best ride of 2018?

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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby Paulatic » 26 Dec 2018, 9:44pm

Without doubt Wimps LEJOG and within that
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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby althebike » 27 Dec 2018, 12:19pm

Braemar to Dunning. The weather was splendid, scenery beautiful, and although a few lumps on the way, the hills were not too challenging. Early in the ride I phoned ahead and booked accommodation, the first phone call had a vacancy . I just relaxed into the ride and got to Whitemoss lodge early. I was supplied with an unexpected buffet , washed my cycling gear and had it hanging outside in the sun to dry . Relaxing in the evening sun after the days ride was my idea of heaven.

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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby foxyrider » 27 Dec 2018, 12:52pm

There have been some great days riding in 2018, how do you define best?

Possibly yesterday's crossing of the snowy Faschinajoch is the highlight but others stick in the mind, the 200+km day in the summer heat, days spent hunting Windmills around Lincolnshire, maybe one of the double Pennine crossing days?

The unifying thing with almost all the rides has been that i've enjoyed the riding.
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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby Mick F » 27 Dec 2018, 4:42pm

No 1
Meeting and riding with the Wimps. :D

No2
Starting off a new trial - riding to all the parish churches in Cornwall.
123 done out of a total of 226.

No3
Having ridden over all the A30 bridges between Exeter and LE, there were two that we very difficult to get to. Bridge 6 and Bridge 30.
Managing to get to them was a terrific achievement, so all 79 have been done.
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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby philvantwo » 27 Dec 2018, 9:54pm

Mick F! You've cycled over all those bridges, now your riding to all the parish churches. Do you just ride past or do you have a look inside?
Many years ago I did stop at the church in Sennen and I did sign the visitors book, have you been there yet?
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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby Mick F » 28 Dec 2018, 9:20am

My original idea was to go into the churches and sign the visitors' books. It sort of reduced to just photographing the bike outside the churches ......... then it got a bit boring having a possible 200odd photographs of a bike(!) so I ride past the church entrance or walk up to it. I know what I've done, I have the GPS records, and that will do.
One or two churches I've been invited in as the locals are very interested in my quest. :D
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As for the bridges, I have a few photographs, and the GPS records of course. I did consider taking a can of spray-paint and "numbering" the bridges.
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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 28 Dec 2018, 9:34am

Hi,
Yes, it does get a bit boring looking at bikes leaning against the railings, Unless it’s your own a bike :)
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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby Mick F » 28 Dec 2018, 9:37am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Yes, it does get a bit boring looking at bikes leaning against the railings, Unless it’s your own a bike :)
We could start a new thread with the contributors posting photographs of their bikes leaning against railings. :lol:
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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby Cugel » 28 Dec 2018, 10:04am

Mick F wrote:No 1
Meeting and riding with the Wimps. :D

No2
Starting off a new trial - riding to all the parish churches in Cornwall.
123 done out of a total of 226.

No3
Having ridden over all the A30 bridges between Exeter and LE, there were two that we very difficult to get to. Bridge 6 and Bridge 30.
Managing to get to them was a terrific achievement, so all 79 have been done.


The ladywife (aboard her electric bike) and I will be doing something of your No. 2 in West Wales. However, we hope to enhance the experiences with some photography, inclusive of both the prosthetic-memory type but also a few artyfarties.

This will be a change for me, as usually I go about non-stop and pedal-stomping. A change of pace (and attitude) will do me good. The ladywife will meanwhile get to do interesting investigations of arcane places whilst getting fitter.

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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby Vorpal » 28 Dec 2018, 10:32am

Sarpsborg to Drammen (Norway), via the ferry from Moss to Horton. It was a lovely day, a lovely ride on both sides of the fjord, and the ferry was a nice break.
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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby rotavator » 28 Dec 2018, 12:33pm

The road over the top from Staylittle to Machynlleth while doing Lon Las Cymru this summer. The weather was fairly miserable, it rained all the time and the cloud was down on the top but what a descent, it goes on for miles! Just think how good it would be on a calm, fine sunny day. I must do it again next summer.

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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Dec 2018, 3:51pm

rotavator wrote:The road over the top from Staylittle to Machynlleth while doing Lon Las Cymru this summer. The weather was fairly miserable, it rained all the time and the cloud was down on the top but what a descent, it goes on for miles! Just think how good it would be on a calm, fine sunny day. I must do it again next summer.

That is a hill I much prefer to ride up :wink:
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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby Yvonned » 28 Dec 2018, 4:37pm

Best ride has to be one of the shortest, 16 miles with my husband 6 weeks after prostate cancer surgery and meeting surgeon on the way on his bike. He was so impressed.

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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby NUKe » 29 Dec 2018, 10:09am

Mine I enjoy every ride.

But I think reading through the list, Yvonne’s is my favourite, good luck to your husband and yourself.
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Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Jan 2019, 7:03pm

Mick F wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Yes, it does get a bit boring looking at bikes leaning against the railings, Unless it’s your own a bike :)
We could start a new thread with the contributors posting photographs of their bikes leaning against railings. :lol:

Please do
Have you thought of taking up Holy Orders? You are very well qualified for that :wink:
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