Rosie Swales Pope MBE

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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby Mick F » 28 Jul 2020, 10:42am

Thanks Al! :D

As for Pork Hill, it's long as well as concave - in that it starts a long way back and gets steeper and steeper.
Later, it isn't so steep, but it goes on and on, and then you drop right down into Merrivale then hit a wall of a hill coming out and that tails off to less steep put goes on and on and on and on all the way to Rundlestone Cross.
Even before you get to Pork Hill, you have to climb the steep section up out of Tavistock on Mount Tavy Road. (aptly named)

You need to hope for a tail-wind! :D
Sideways winds are terrible up there, and headwinds make it almost unbearable. Very exposed and open.

The only downhill on the whole length between Tavi and Rundlestone is the plunge down into Merrivale.
Total length is 5.9miles and you climb from 300ft at Tavistock to over 1000ft before dropping into Merrivale at 650ft, then 1,500ft at Rundlestone.
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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby rjb » 28 Jul 2020, 11:08am

Can Rosie sit on her pod and coast on the downhill sections, does it have brakes and steering. :D
A passing gentleman would have thrown her a lifeline and towed her up the hill. :lol:
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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby Mick F » 28 Jul 2020, 6:54pm

Brakes downhill.
Calliper on the front wheel as I understand it from her, operated from a brake lever on the front push-frame.
I didn't look at the mechanisms, but I did ask her how she got down the hills.

............ and she's fit enough to have towed ME up the hills! :wink:
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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby The utility cyclist » 29 Jul 2020, 5:34pm

I no longer have any of my old 'Knacky mags' as some referred to them as, Fiesta April '84 if one is interested in research 8) :mrgreen:

It's fantastic what she has achieved and continues to do, my mum also turning 70 this year has been extremely green/eco-friendly ever since I was a nipper, and a massive influence on my way of life/thinking about pollution/waste/energy use and saving.

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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby simonineaston » 29 Jul 2020, 5:39pm

Incredible woman!
It's a good day for that type of person... :wink:
I learn that 2 UK cyclists have gained the record for circum-navigating the whole world on a tandem - awsome!!
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(currently enjoying a Moulton TSR & a nano Brompton...)

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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby philvantwo » 30 Jul 2020, 12:25pm

You and mick F could bolt your Moultons together and have a bash at it?

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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby Morzedec » 30 Jul 2020, 12:54pm

Just got to wondering if anyone would pay for pictures of Mick F in the nude?

Sort of 'Chopper on a Chopper', perhaps?

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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby Mick F » 30 Jul 2020, 4:53pm

:lol: :lol:
Been on Moulton today.
42miles done.

I wore clothes for all of the ride, but nothing at all now that I'm home.
Shower shortly, and I'll be sitting outside on the patio to dry off .........

Dunno where the lovely Rosie is now, but she must be beyond Exeter by now.
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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby Paulatic » 30 Jul 2020, 6:24pm

simonineaston wrote:
Incredible woman!
It's a good day for that type of person... :wink:
I learn that 2 UK cyclists have gained the record for circum-navigating the whole world on a tandem - awsome!!

And another runs LEJOG in record time https://www.athleticsweekly.com/athleti ... 039931236/
Whatever I am, wherever I am, this is me. This is my life

https://stcleve.wordpress.com/category/lejog/

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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby Mick F » 30 Jul 2020, 8:04pm

Paulatic wrote:
simonineaston wrote:
Incredible woman!
It's a good day for that type of person... :wink:
I learn that 2 UK cyclists have gained the record for circum-navigating the whole world on a tandem - awsome!!

And another runs LEJOG in record time https://www.athleticsweekly.com/athleti ... 039931236/
Wow! :shock:

Some people can't even ride a bike that fast from End2End!
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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby rjb » 30 Jul 2020, 8:32pm

Mick F wrote::lol: :lol:
Been on Moulton today.
42miles done.

I wore clothes for all of the ride, but nothing at all now that I'm home.
Shower shortly, and I'll be sitting outside on the patio to dry off .........

Dunno where the lovely Rosie is now, but she must be beyond Exeter by now.


Too much information there Mick, hope you didn't frighten Rosie away, :lol:
She was in Princetown yesterday at 14.07 buying some new socks. How many pairs will she get through before JOG. So may have only got as far as Moretonhampstead today. If anyone sees her please post it here so we can be updated. Dont know how often she updates her facebook page and she may not share it with everyone.
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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby rjb » 31 Jul 2020, 7:34pm

Steps bridge today at 2.15 so still a few miles to reach exeter. Doing it in this heat must make for :( slow progress.
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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby philvantwo » 31 Jul 2020, 8:52pm

Might have pulled over behind a hedge and done a spot of nude sunbathing.......seems to be quite common down in the southern wastelands of England!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby Morzedec » 31 Jul 2020, 9:07pm

Mick, your recent posts have been dia-bolical.

Did Rosie give you a squint at her sprockets?

A nude ride from End to End; now there's a new record for someone to set. Unsupported, of course ...

Ouch!

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Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Postby Mick F » 1 Aug 2020, 9:14am

She let me lift up her trailer. :wink:

Didn't the Naked Rambler do LEJOG in the buff?
Recently, a chap walked it in his underpants.
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