The A-Z Challenge

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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by Mad Cow » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:10 pm

So i'm reading that as: Because my Region is "England" that means I've got to schlep up the M1/M6 to grab Scafell Pike?

Not the easiest mountain to actually photograph due to surrounding peaks and certainly not from a public road!

Or can I just pick the "region" I might be in at the time?

I'm off to Portugal at the end of the month to race in the Tour of Portugal , when a picture of my rally bike with Serra da Estrela in the background is entirely possible. (that's the highest peak in mainland Portugal by the way)

Actually if we go to the same places we went on last year's rally, I'm fairly certain I can grab a photo with the Portuguese/Spanish border in the far distance and there was a pretty impressive dam we rode past too :laugh:
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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by dodursley » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:14 pm

My highest point will be in the county/area I am doing-Torridge Bursdon Moor or Glos Cleeve Hill

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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by Mad Cow » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:31 pm

Here's the list you need for Europe then (thumbs) :

Albania - Mount Korab
Andorra - Coma Pedrosa
Austria - Grossglockner
Azerbaijan - Bazardüzü
Belarus - Dzyarzhynskaya Hara
Belgium - Signal de Botrange
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Maglić
Bulgaria - Musala
Croatia - Dinara
Cyprus - Mount Olympus (Cyprus)
Czech Republic - Sněžka
Denmark - Møllehøj
England - Scafell Pike
Estonia - Suur Munamägi
Finland - Halti
France - Mont Blanc (aka Monte Bianco)
Georgia - Shkhara
Germany - Zugspitze
Greece - Mount Olympus
Guernsey - Hautnez
Hungary - Kékes
Iceland - Hvannadalshnúkur
Ireland - Carrauntoohil
Isle of Man - Snaefell
Italy - Monte Bianco (aka Mont Blanc)
Jersey - Les Platons
Kosovo - Great Rudoka (Rudoka e Madhe / Maja e Njerit) or Gjeravica (both the same height)
Latvia - Gaiziņkalns
Liechtenstein - Vorder Grauspitz
Lithuania - Aukštojas Hill
Luxembourg - Kneiff
Macedonia - Mount Korab
Malta - Ta' Dmejrek
Moldova - Bălănești
Monaco - Chemin des Révoires
Montenegro - La Kolata
Netherlands - Vaalserberg
Northern Ireland - Slieve Donard
Norway - Galdhøpiggen
Poland - Rysy
Portugal - Mount Pico (Maderia) or Serra da Estrela (Mainland)
Romania - Moldoveanu Peak
Russia - Mount Elbrus
San Marino - Monte Titano
Scotland - Ben Nevis
Serbia - Midžor
Slovakia - Gerlachovský štít
Slovenia - Triglav
Spain - Mulhacén
Sweden - Kebnekaise
Switzerland - Monte Rosa
Turkey - Mahya Dağı
Ukraine - Hoverla
Wales - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by ollydog » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:44 pm

Dave DRZ wrote:Is there a prize for the rider who covers most and least miles to catch all 26? I wondered whether I could tick all 26 off without leaving Greater Manchester... but then I remembered that Manchester has everything you need, except a beach!

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dave big sandbank at eccles on mersey should fit the bill, and it borders with salford

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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by Simon_100 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:58 pm

Mad Cow wrote:So i'm reading that as: Because my Region is "England" that means I've got to schlep up the M1/M6 to grab Scafell Pike?

Not the easiest mountain to actually photograph due to surrounding peaks and certainly not from a public road!

Or can I just pick the "region" I might be in at the time?

I'm off to Portugal at the end of the month to race in the Tour of Portugal , when a picture of my rally bike with Serra da Estrela in the background is entirely possible. (that's the highest peak in mainland Portugal by the way)

Actually if we go to the same places we went on last year's rally, I'm fairly certain I can grab a photo with the Portuguese/Spanish border in the far distance and there was a pretty impressive dam we rode past too :laugh:
You'll have a big problem with Mulhacen in Spain - at least on the maligned as the highest mountain in Spain is Tiede - so maybe go for the Peña de Francia, almost on the frontier with Portugal ...

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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by ScottT » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:34 pm

What is an acceptable distance to park your bike away from the object? As mentioned earlier Scafell Pike is quite a distance from a public road, is a picture with that (a couple of miles) in the background acceptable?

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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by Simon_100 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:05 pm

The Spanish Biker wrote:You'll have a big problem with Mulhacen in Spain - at least on the maligned as the highest mountain in Spain is Tiede - so maybe go for the Peña de Francia, almost on the frontier with Portugal ...
Holy cow, how do I manage the on-lin text correction: 'maligned' should read 'mainland' ...

Meanwhile, how about an 'S' for selfie? :whistle:

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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by Mad Cow » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:07 am

I seem to recall in Portugal last year we actually rode on tracks on Serra da Estrela (leading to wind turbines) and how close to a border do you have to be?

That's Spain in the background
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And there's a dam in this picture, it's not that obvious despite being huge (it's directly above the top of the fairing but blends in perfectly with the rock) :laugh:
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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by Mad Cow » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:36 am

I got a bit closer to the dam this year :laugh:

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