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    Point of reference for us Colonists unfamiliar with the hills and glades... of Northern England.

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    Godders and I travelled from Penrith to Kendal and back again. It's very bloody hilly.

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    Did you partake of any Kendal Mint Cake, Slap?

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    ^ Had it before - just a solid block of mint-flavoured sugar if I remember right.

    Went mental for flapjacks during this trip. 500-odd calories per square.

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    How many miles up and back Slap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt View Post
    How many miles up and back Slap?
    Wrong thread, I think you are looking for the 'girlie man running away from little swan' thread here http://teakdoor.com/uk-travel-forum/...ure-video.html (A Saturday afternoon angling adventure (with video))

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    ^ Had it before - just a solid block of mint-flavoured sugar if I remember right.
    That's exactly how I remember them.

    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Went mental for flapjacks during this trip. 500-odd calories per square.
    I could just eat one of those now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Godders and I travelled from Penrith to Kendal and back again. It's very bloody hilly.
    How much did they sting you for renting the bikes? Easily found in Penrith?

    Thinking of heading up that way in a couple of months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Godders and I travelled from Penrith to Kendal and back again. It's very bloody hilly.
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Wrong thread, I think you are looking for the 'girlie man running away from little swan' thread here
    Willie, "Dementia," perhaps? stay off the booze on the weekends man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt
    Willie, "Dementia," perhaps? stay off the booze on the weekends man
    Jeepers, you dont miss much, do you . (provided it's the bleeding obvious)

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    ^What your dementia?

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    Imagine Patsy, if you will, a mancorset. Harking back to the era of Uncle Toby Jug and his good wife. Except of course, for the absence of the bustle. There you have it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah
    How much did they sting you for renting the bikes? Easily found in Penrith?
    25 quid a day - an absolute rip-off for what they were. Take your own if you can. Preferably a carbon-fibre road bike with a premium Mavic wheelset and full Shimano Ultegra groupset. Just take something light, OK. The roads up there are a bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Preferably a carbon-fibre road bike with a premium Mavic wheelset and full Shimano Ultegra groupset.

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    Is that you or Godfrey with the v sign?

    I've been contemplating joining a gym again. had a look at 2 today with my aching kidneys. That looks a lot more fun outdoors with that scenery.

    Just out of interest, you didnt mention how many sleeping bags you bought. is it a case of; take off your pants Godfrey and make some more room?

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    Hi somtamslap,
    You are in the best country for bikes, plenty of good custom built bikes, or of the shelf carbon road bikes...forget the big chainstore brands..try
    Ribble Evo Pro Red Ultegra at Ribble Cycles
    I have 2 Ribbles..top bikes for less money..
    Anyhow , "have a wheely good day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by biff
    "have a wheely good day"
    Oh, oh...Slaps got an admirer....hummmmmmm next ride may be interesting...
    Last edited by ltnt; 06-07-2015 at 03:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Is that you or Godfrey with the v sign?
    For the purposes of this story, it's that old fucking reprobate, Godders.



    Quote Originally Posted by biff
    I have 2 Ribbles..top bikes for less money..
    Aye, a Ribble with a decent groupset would do the job. I'm currently rocking a Pinnacle Arkose Three 2015 with shimano 105, and a Boardman carbon-bibre SLS with Ultegra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah
    How much did they sting you for renting the bikes? Easily found in Penrith?
    25 quid a day - an absolute rip-off for what they were. Take your own if you can. Preferably a carbon-fibre road bike with a premium Mavic wheelset and full Shimano Ultegra groupset. Just take something light, OK. The roads up there are a bitch.
    Won't be able to take my own 'cos mine will be over here and my missus can't ride a fucking bike! It's like watching a potato climbing a tree when she tries to just get on the bike.

    50 dibs isn't too bad though, even for a pile of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah
    It's like watching a potato climbing a tree when she tries to just get on the bike.
    The Fens may be a safer option. She won't be thanking you for 20 per cent gradients around every other corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah
    It's like watching a potato climbing a tree when she tries to just get on the bike.
    The Fens may be a safer option. She won't be thanking you for 20 per cent gradients around every other corner.
    Nice part of the world, but it's miles away from me that, mate.

    I'm a Lancashire lad so the Lakes are on my doorstep when I head home.

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