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Dave B
26-09-2010, 07:34 PM
Sorry, no petrol content at all....

But the 3 peaks was on today. 2 mates were doing it. For those who don't know; it involves cycling between and up and down 3 Yorkshire Hills, Ingleborough, Whernside and Penyghent.
38 miles, several unrideable and with 5000 feet of climbing (and descent)

The start.

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Justine, Erin and I were joined by one mates Mrs and daughter and our job was to meet the pair at strategic points with a spare bike and spare wheels plus energy gels/drink/bananas etc...
First stop was a field down from Ingleborough. An Audi A4 on 225s is crap in a muddy field.... :loser: but a good run at stuff, radio on full so you don't hear the grating noises saves the day.
Viewing point and first casualty of many....

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Most got back on, filthy with mud...this guy got carted off with the cyclists foe...a broken collar bone...he was in pain !

40 something mate turned up in high spirits..

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60 something old duffer arrived sometime later, still smiling.

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Next stop Whernside. We drove up the Ingleton to Hawes road and even though I am a motorcyclist, I f####g hate them on Sundays. :jerk:
Once a year cyclists abound and yet still some of these characters on their 190 mph missile insist on riding like tools at 3 figure speeds......
Anyhow, a quick up and down the 2000 odd feet of Whernside and Junior arrives alongside Ribblehead Viaduct.

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We waited for the old timer and it dawned on us we were alone (well nearly)

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It was like a re-run of the bloody Northern meal, whilst eating a banana he goes and farts about on his blooming phone...kids...pah.

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Last push for the final hill, a few road miles then a long slog uphill. Managed to get a couple of good viewpoints on the final offroad descent..

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The usual high class changing facilities in Yorkshire....a field.

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The weather was epic, very clear, 12-16 degrees, sunny with a light breeze in places. A great day....and something else to train for next year. :thumb:

Rory
26-09-2010, 07:44 PM
Bugger me, that looks like a fairly tough event...
"38 miles, several unrideable and with 5000 feet of climbing"...
that's a lot of miles on that ground with a ball of climbing there aswell.
Muchos respectos to those boyos. :D

The racing-bikes look strange with those tyres but, no doubt, the whole package works.
Out of interest Dave, how many miles did cover on your bike today, quite a few surely?

Good succinct report Dave. :thumb:

Dave B
26-09-2010, 07:53 PM
:shame:
Non mate. Justine and I did 30miles last year on the tandem, but this year we had mateys A4 loaded to the gunwhales with kits, bike/wheels etc...oh and the 5 of us.
I've done a few Cyclocross races and was told you start off out of breath and it just gets worse. I averaged something like 175 bpm on my HRM, maxed at 190 something and was on the verge of collapse at the end...but went back for more a fortnight later. Strangely addictive. I did it on a MTB which isn't anyway near and fast as a proper cross bike...700c wheels, 32-38mm tyre widths etc etc..oh and about 19 lbs and easily carryable.

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OnOne Ti frame. Great MTB.

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This was a fortnight after my heart blip last year...I was carrying a few too many pounds round my midrift. :whistle:

Nige
27-09-2010, 05:29 PM
Looks like a pretty physical ride :o

Weeman
27-09-2010, 05:56 PM
I've walked em , you can keep your bikes though, do not want!!

Dave B
27-09-2010, 07:31 PM
I' veはemのあなたのバイクをしかし保つことができるほしくない歩いた!!


:D :loser:

Simon
28-09-2010, 01:06 PM
^^^
pmsl :rolf:

That looks like hard work. Good on them for doing it :thumb:

Weeman
28-09-2010, 01:40 PM
Get bent boulder!!! lol

Dave B
28-09-2010, 04:08 PM
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