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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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More nice outings Maffy. In the dusk light I thought Froome was now flogging his own frames.

I know I'm repeating myself, but again it's a lovely Autumn here at the moment (when the sun shines of course, snow showers have started too).


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Road posts have a telescopic extension in case very heavy snow comes and the snow ploughs have to clear the road blind.

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Sunflowers are in denial about the time of year

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Wasn't expecting so many people at the top of the last climb.

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It was colder than it looked. Brain was frozen to the extent that I couldn't even properly pretend that chain was on big ring for climb Wink

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Grim scenery, Bio!
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nights are lighter. stove had a day off for the first time since mid-december-unseasonably-chimbley-sweeping-warm today.

seems like a reasonable excuse for yet more barren bleak featureless pennine pictures.


i may just gan there again later this summer. possibly sans-gaiters for the bog-trot up to the top. there was still some snow on cross/little/big-dun-massif last saturday. you can see blencathra behind the pointy bit in the middle if the light's playing ball.
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hike up nick
fairly dry on the tops. nonprevailingly breezy.
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there was a stationary gym bike abandoned just below the broken cattlegrid yesterday. seemed somewhat out of place. gone tonight.
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So did you tie the bunch of balloons to the bike and float up the next hill?

Was up a mountain last night about the time you posted. Got some seemingly nice light pollution free photos of the Milky Way. To be confirmed once home.

More conventional journeys up mountains today. Did the last 3 climbs of the Saturday stage of Romandie. And then back to the start again via a different middle climb. I am tired.
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traditional bank holibob weather.
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maffy wrote:
traditional bank holibob weather.


Tell me about it Wink


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Our summer holiday's are in Ireland so we will get our comeuppance soon enough . . .
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that looks like you all had a particularly awful time of it. condolences. the starpix is fairly nifty, mind.
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That looks stunning Bio - just stunning.  Quite the place for kids to grow up I would imagine. I especially like the symmetry of the little fluffy cloud in the third snap.
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Yes I am very lucky all round. It's kinda like I'm in a break stays away every day Wink

Here was where we got to on the day. We have on occasion gone further and hiked up through the forest and meadow as far as the rock face but that's a big day out (even without a bike ride in the kids legs). If you go up over the glacier you will drop down into the Rhone valley on the other side. It's really nice on the near side as you're boxed in on 3 sides (with no passes) so it's basically farmers or tourists and no through traffic. The crazy thing is though there was once a plan to build a motorway and tunnel through the mountain to link up with the other side.


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That's a moody pic Maffy. Fits the imminent election of the Wooden Lady quite nicely Rolling Eyes
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I thought you might have rigged the summer holiday homecoming to coincide with Orbital and Aphex Twin at Forbidden Fruit last weekend, but seeing as it pissed rain most of last weekend (although I think it was generally okay for Orbital) you probably took the best option...
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That's a moody pic Maffy. Fits the imminent election of the Wooden Lady quite nicely Rolling Eyes


there's hope in the gutters. suspect lab will do better down south than here.
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I did enjoy the cognitive dissonance moment last night when the 1st  Newcastle result came in and smooth Kellner unable to get away from the polling and all the ways the raw numbers are tweaked was saying the Conservatives were still possibly on for majority of 100, whilst the mad scientist type Curtice with his on the day measurements and sticky up hair on one side was saying but it's still a swing to Labour Smile
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Couldn't help but notice that the winner of the first race at Wolverhampton today had finished last or second last in it's four previous runs, but managed to scoot in at a nice price on the day that was in it - the aptly named Iron Lady... Very Happy
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On me recent hols in Ireland, I cycled my old school bike for pretty much the first time since school. I think every second schoolboy in Ireland had a Peugeot in the 80s. It's still more or less as it came from the shop and didn't need so much tarting up once it was dusted off. My first time on steel in years and with new 1.25" tyres, it coped very comfortably with the bike trail that is the Great Western Greenway in Mayo. I did have many lovely photos from a sunset ride with it, including it popped up against a rock with stunning Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick in the background, but the phone threw a wobbly and didn't write any to the memory card (unknown to me at the time Evil or Very Mad) . . .


After a gap of 2 years, I went back and brought a working camera this time. The weather obliged and it was lovely. It's at it's best in the evening when all the bike hire shops have closed and everyone's gone home (except the sheep who are home).


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Love the last photo Bio, the one with the sun, the wall and the road.  I doubt anyone could prove to me that that was NOT in the Dales.  .... maybe the structure and stones on the top of the walls, but not really.
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Pretty as pictures Bio, hope you had a good holiday

I know you were further up the coast than I go, but you really can't top the West...
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