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Bartali

Guess where?

This is me on a mtb holiday about 5-6 years ago. Any ideas as to where I am?

bbnaz

Kenya?
headwind

central america somewhere?
bbnaz

In front of a big painted tromp l'oeil?

Wherever it is, it looks spectacular.
crash48

Kenya?

is that Kilimanjaro? When it had snow!
sheeponabike

Back of Milton Keynes?
CapeRoadie

sheeponabike wrote:
Back of Milton Keynes?


Laughing Right! That's just a prop in the background there!
CapeRoadie

You were in Ecuador, my friend. Glad she didn't erupt while you were there! Must have been a great trip!
bbnaz

come on Bartali..........you are teasing us here.


where the hell were you?
berck

Any hints you can give us? Which continent for instance.

It looks kind of like Mt Fuji, but I'm not aware of that much open space around it.
headwind

bartali, where the heck are you???????
sheeponabike

Looks like Bartali's fallen off the edge of the map. He's not answered any of our replies to his AC Ace photo in the "for sale" thread either.
crash48

Last time I saw or heard of him there were whispers that he was in either Kenya, Ecuador, Japan, Central America, or even Milton Keynes. Razz
Bartali

Sorry guys - I've been busy busting my foot in the lake district - ouch!

Right .... Headwind was on the right lines, but Cape hit the jackpot. It is indeed Ecuador ... the decent down from Mount Cotapaxi!

Milton Keynes - that made me laugh Smile Smile
CapeRoadie

It's the climber in me.

Have you ever watched "Touching the Void" about Joe Simpson's ordeal in the Peruvian Andes? Best climbing movie I've ever seen. Does anybody know if the 1996 Everest disaster film by the guy who directed "Billy Eliot" has been scrapped?

No one should have ever tried to climb Suila Grande, but Simpson and his partner did, and it nearly killed them both. Actually, I think Simpson died and returned to tell us about it. He's a Sheffield boy now, too.

bianchigirl

Read the book, then saw the film - moving, courageous, stupid - I have always wanted to know more about Simon Yates and how he felt about the decision that he made to cut the rope (a decision that Simpson rigorously defended)

Joe Simpson's website: http://www.noordinaryjoe.co.uk/

Sorry, just don't get the mountain thing at all - that thing looks monstrous, doc - except to watch cycle races Wink
Bartali

Great film ... but I'm with BG on this one. Walking in the mountains is one thing. Riding bikes even better. But climbing them is too damm scary for me!
sheeponabike

I read this book - it actually made the palms of my hands sweat.
CapeRoadie

Well, bg, Bartali and sheep, all I can say is that climbing is safer than cycling, generally, unless you're going to climb things that shouldn't really be climbed (like the pic above, or things like 5000 meter peaks where icefalls and avalanche risks are happening all around you frequently. I prefer little climbs like Mount Washington, NH, Snowdon, Wales, some of the Rockies, Appalachians and N. Cascades. One day the great alpine climbs for me, on foot, and on a bike, too.
Bartali

I take my hat off to you! If you can ... go for it!
CapeRoadie

bianchigirl wrote:
...I have always wanted to know more about Simon Yates and how he felt about the decision that he made to cut the rope (a decision that Simpson rigorously defended)...


Yates is so sick of talking about it that when they made the "movie about the movie" in the DVD "extras", he actually said just that. He took a lot of grief for his decision in the mountaineering world, even though (I believe) he absolutely made the right decision. They returned to Suila Grande to film, and they "re-lived" their journey quite a bit. I think they genuinely regretted it. I doubt they ever return there again.

Yates sat at least an hour before he decided to save his own life by cutting that rope to Simpson. How ironic it would have been if Yates had just sat there and died trying to hoist Simpson up (which would have been impossible). That decision would have killed them both, and we wouldn't have ever heard of Joe Simpson or Simon Yates. I don't believe there is any rational argument for his not cutting the rope.
bianchigirl

I know he took an awful lot of flak for doing it when, as you rightly say, they would probably both have died if he hadn't. He's written a few books, too, hasn't he? Ever read any?
Bartali

CapeRoadie wrote:
bianchigirl wrote:
...I have always wanted to know more about Simon Yates and how he felt about the decision that he made to cut the rope (a decision that Simpson rigorously defended)...


Yates is so sick of talking about it that when they made the "movie about the movie" in the DVD "extras", he actually said just that. He took a lot of grief for his decision in the mountaineering world, even though (I believe) he absolutely made the right decision. They returned to Suila Grande to film, and they "re-lived" their journey quite a bit. I think they genuinely regretted it. I doubt they ever return there again.

Yates sat at least an hour before he decided to save his own life by cutting that rope to Simpson. How ironic it would have been if Yates had just sat there and died trying to hoist Simpson up (which would have been impossible). That decision would have killed them both, and we wouldn't have ever heard of Joe Simpson or Simon Yates. I don't believe there is any rational argument for his not cutting the rope.


I agree it must have been the right decision - but a tough one nevertheless. emotions aren't logical.

From what I remember, I think they have both acted with guts and decency. Hats off to both of them - not just for what the did, but how they have reacted to the aftermath.

Doc - good news. Second x-ray shows my cuboid is unbroken and the doc says I can get back on the bike in just 7 days!
crash48

Bartali

You should go for a run just to test it out!
CapeRoadie

Bartali wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
bianchigirl wrote:
...I have always wanted to know more about Simon Yates and how he felt about the decision that he made to cut the rope (a decision that Simpson rigorously defended)...


Yates is so sick of talking about it that when they made the "movie about the movie" in the DVD "extras", he actually said just that. He took a lot of grief for his decision in the mountaineering world, even though (I believe) he absolutely made the right decision. They returned to Suila Grande to film, and they "re-lived" their journey quite a bit. I think they genuinely regretted it. I doubt they ever return there again.

Yates sat at least an hour before he decided to save his own life by cutting that rope to Simpson. How ironic it would have been if Yates had just sat there and died trying to hoist Simpson up (which would have been impossible). That decision would have killed them both, and we wouldn't have ever heard of Joe Simpson or Simon Yates. I don't believe there is any rational argument for his not cutting the rope.


I agree it must have been the right decision - but a tough one nevertheless. emotions aren't logical.

From what I remember, I think they have both acted with guts and decency. Hats off to both of them - not just for what the did, but how they have reacted to the aftermath.

Doc - good news. Second x-ray shows my cuboid is unbroken and the doc says I can get back on the bike in just 7 days!


That is good news! If you can pedal without pain, I might go riding now, too. But if your doc said 7 days, then...

Glad no fracture. So what is the diagnosis? Bone bruise? Sprain?
CapeRoadie

bianchigirl wrote:
I know he took an awful lot of flak for doing it when, as you rightly say, they would probably both have died if he hadn't. He's written a few books, too, hasn't he? Ever read any?


Didn't know Yates had written any books. Might have to check one out if so.
Bartali

They say its a bad sprain. Still very tender, but i might try to do some gentle work on the turbo at the weekend Wink
bianchigirl

that's great news, Bartali - so the etape's still on?
Bartali

bianchigirl wrote:
that's great news, Bartali - so the etape's still on?


Thanks BG. Sure hope so. I was a head of schedule, so this set back will hopefully not be too disasterous.
bbnaz

Bartali,

Get someone to set a mean dog at your heels. You will pedal like mad and be more than on track once again!

Really glad to hear that there is nothing serious as a bone break but take care as sometimes soft tissue is worse in terms of discomfort.
bianchigirl

I can volunteer my Jack Russell - he's gone mad at the peloton on many occasions so who knows what he might achieve unleashed...Very Happy
CapeRoadie

bbnaz wrote:
Bartali,

Get someone to set a mean dog at your heels. You will pedal like mad and be more than on track once again!

Really glad to hear that there is nothing serious as a bone break but take care as sometimes soft tissue is worse in terms of discomfort.


True, true. Hey bb when are you going to respond to my blog?
bbnaz

when they upgrade the bandwidth.........it will take pages and pages to describe Confused
CapeRoadie

bbnaz wrote:
when they upgrade the bandwidth.........it will take pages and pages to describe Confused


Ugh.
Bartali

bianchigirl wrote:
I can volunteer my Jack Russell - he's gone mad at the peloton on many occasions so who knows what he might achieve unleashed...Very Happy


Laughing Laughing Laughing

BB, BG - Thanks for all your good wishes.
CapeRoadie

Bartali wrote:
They say its a bad sprain. Still very tender, but i might try to do some gentle work on the turbo at the weekend Wink


Practice the one-legged standing exercise on the floor barefoot, and progress to an unstable surface (like a balance pad, board or wobble board). Do as much as you can without pain. Draw the alphabet with your foot to gain all range of motion back in that ankle. Elevate frequently. Get flexibility and stability before you push too hard in the strength and power (cycling requires power) departments. Wink

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