Great weekend and some pics

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Great weekend and some pics

Post by Paul-S » Tue May 13, 2014 6:59 pm

My weekend ride up started with me and Mike meeting up with Pete R2M and then travelled up to meet Steve at Clitheroe

Steve led a fantastic route over Trough of Bowland finishing up at Kirkby Lonsdale for a brew then a fast thrash to Kirby Stephen. Despite the weather forecast we had a dry and mostly sunny ride all the way

Great curry and too many beers! Good craic and nice to meet some new faces as well as existing ones

Saturday's mission whatever the weather was going to be all the lakes passes

I've seen manyof these from mountain bike trails and always wanted to do them on a motorbike. Have done a few of them

Me, AfricaJim and Outrunner left about 1hr after the pipe and slippers crew went

Nice slidey start going up the back lane on wet tarmac and cold knobbly tyres

Commuted over A66 to Braithwaite and started with Whinlatter pass

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Then down to Buttermere in the heavy rain so no pics of that but we were rewarded with the nice ride up Honister pass

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Re: Great weekend and some pics

Post by Paul-S » Tue May 13, 2014 7:02 pm

We stopped at the visitor centre for a brew

View down the pass
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Me on the train

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Re: Great weekend and some pics

Post by Heff » Tue May 13, 2014 7:05 pm

That Honister Pass looks the business (thumbs)

I'm not a bit jealous :evil:
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Post by Paul-S » Tue May 13, 2014 7:07 pm

From there we travelled down the other side and towards Borrowdale we did a detour up to surprise view and met up with the Pipe & Slipper crew that were just about to leave as we got there

The look over the lake from the viewpoint

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And a picture at Ashness Bridge on the way down

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Re: Great weekend and some pics

Post by Paul-S » Tue May 13, 2014 7:09 pm

After Keswick we headed down to Grasmere and took a small single track over to Chapel Stile and then the pass over Great Langdale to join up with Wrynose pass and then Hardknott pass. After Eskdale we had a great visibility thrash down to Ulpha followed by a nice fast ride to Coniston as the sun was coming out and then onto Ambleside finishing off with the cut through up to Kirkstone pass

Last commute home in the sun and then a nice blast along that back lane past Warcop to the campsite - had the AT airborne a few times on that run

Back home at 5pm, 6hrs after we left, 180 miles of fun,fun,fun! Great riding lads

Nice tea with Hudders, Jim, Fiona, Bonniebird and Homer

Nice chilled weekend, nice to meet some other ABRs

Thanks to Paul and Maria

Till next time peeps

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Re: Great weekend and some pics

Post by Paul-S » Tue May 13, 2014 7:11 pm

Heff wrote:That Honister Pass looks the business (thumbs)

I'm not a bit jealous :evil:
Hoontastic!

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Re: Great weekend and some pics

Post by Flintlock » Tue May 13, 2014 8:49 pm

Great pics, nice neck of the woods, and looks like the same weather as over here, good to see it didnt stop you all having a great rally

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