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    It's always a welcome sight to see the pink blossoms on the trees this time of year.
    The end of the lack of colour in the winter is something to be cheered I feel.
    I was bought a Fabric Radius Elite saddle for xmas, which I still haven't fitted!!
    Time I pulled the bike out of the shed and racked up the miles.

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    A glorious May Day bank holiday spending a few hours in the saddle exploring the hills of North Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

    Spot the the hallucinogenic apparition...













    Had to get my spirit level out for this one, spot the Herring anyone?






    Some beers carbs to take the strain of the hills..



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    Loading up on the carbs and heading out for a mountain bike ride along the Cheshire canals..

    Looks a bit rough and ready, but hit the spot..


    5 minutes into the ride and i wa attacked by some protective hissing geese, managed to take this snap of the b'stards. nearly went arse over tit into the canal.


    A few more pics from along the route..

    Spot the goat




    A herring stalking some ducklings, closest i've ever been to one of these shy beasts..


    Plenty of old mills along the canal..


    Bluebells in abundance this year, pink and white ones also..


    Cricket season is upon us..


    The trusty old Rockrider with puncture proof tyres..


    Enjoy

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    Enjoyed, thanks!

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    Me too. Keep it coming mate

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    Super. The weather looks great too.

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    Time for some escapism from the madness of the world.

    Today's mountain bike madness, nearly died of heat stroke.
    Five hours of technically difficult riding around the top of the Edale valley, the epicentre being the Devils Arse.

    Early start and no one about, the sun is shining...lets have it!



    Starting point is on top of Mam Tor, bloody breezy up there..



    Up i trundle with a 500mls of water..



    At the top of Mam Tor with the stone path stretching out as far as the eye can see.

    Found a less technical grass route slightly lower down, argg ruddy sheep everywhere..



    If your not totally focused on the next 2 metres in front and take your eye of the rocks and holes for a nano second then.....

    12 foot over the side into a nice soft bramble bush, still picking the splinters out of my arse.



    Bike still in one piece, i'll survive but i'm sticking the the stone path for now.
    Waters gone and it's getting hotter than the Devils Arse after a Vindaloo and bowl of Som Tam...

    Guess who?


    A terrifying white knuckle ride to the valley below in search of sustenance.
    Brakes on full skidding down the grassy 40% slope, lumps and bumps everywhere.
    I'm not going to meet thy maker today.



    Sanctuary from the heat and raging thirst,NOT!! Left my wallet and money in the car.



    Old school village of Castleton..



    It teased and taunted me all day but i didn't succumb to it..



    Hot as hell and making my way back to the car on the other side of the valley i started to flounder, so took a few more pics on my rest stops that were getting longer and longer.

    No hope for cyclists here, ramblers only.



    No hope for this poor bleeder if Punty was about, what is it?



    Plenty of multi cultural sheep in these parts..



    Starting to meltdown now, buttercups anyone?



    90% Meltdown, shit i've got to pick the kids up from school in an hour.
    Give me that 2lt bottle of water and bunch of bananas in the car.......Ppllleeaassse.

    Oh yes, orgasmic..



    Enjoy.

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    Hilly blast around the hills of mid Wales..



    Snowdonia in the distance..



    40% gradient!


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    A few random shots from this weeks rides..



    This fooker would be well at home in Thailand..



    Check out the wooden monk with his begging bowl, some things never change around the globe..





    The Goyt Valley..



    Canal capers..



    Berty the badgers feeling a tad under the weather, rear wheel masking its identity out of respect..







    Well earned protein hit..



    Enjoy

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    Another sweltering weekend in the saddle...

    Farmers are getting the cattle feed in for the winter..


    Name that car..


    Found this beauty parked in the middle of nowhere, look at thee curves, nearly shagged exhaust pipe.


    An English country cottage garden..


    Check out the miniature horse box and can you spot the third horses head?


    A solitary swan majestically floats in the middle of a lake..


    Hot enough for a dip, maybe not with that algae...


    Swarms of ladybirds about..


    A couple more random shots..




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    A bit breezy up in the hills today, probably the last ride of the year..


    Amazing what grows on trees up here.


    Autumn is well and truly here.



    Crystal clear


    Gathering some acorns before the winter.


    Curious and friendly little squirrel .

    See you in the Spring.

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    A quick blast around the locale last week, thought i'd snap this beauty before i caught frost bite...


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    Winter is over !

    Double temperature figures at last, so i dusted off the road bike and gave it a spin for an hour.

    Time to get the thighs working again, it's been a long winter.

    An hour was enough, but long enough to snap these pics...

    How many cranes are there in each pic?







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    A tropical 15.oC today up in the Peak District, this time last week it was blizzard conditions and -15 wind chill factor

    30 miles and 4 hours of thigh thumping, sweaty mountain biking today.

    What a joy it was, the first major ride of the year, it has been a long winter.

    On with the cracking pictures...


    Hydro electric power created by the river Goyt


    Woody Woodpecker


    Quaint building on the trail


    Easy going trail at times


    Elvis is still kicking out a tune, check out the tree growing gum boots behind him??


    Time for a spot of lunch. Steak bake and a Mocachino



    They are replacing the locks on the canal, a painfully slow process..


    Sheffield on the horizon


    A wind up draw bridge with a wind up merchant onit


    "Let the missus wind the fooker oop, i'm captain of my ship. She's in luck, the next ones electric"


    6,999 and you've got hassle free living! No bills, get yourself some solar panels and a fishing rod. Sell the house and save my wages for the next few years and i could retire at 50 in Thailand sitting prettyDon't even have to change the colour!


    Random duck pic


    These fookers have it sorted with their houses backing on to the canal, lovely gardens and their own private moorings.
    Be nice when that path is finished for cycling.


    The best part about today was the old vw campervan i acquired for free!

    Spotted it on the trail through the leafless trees and went investigating, like you do.

    An angry Jack Russel alerted the farmer to my presence and a deal was struck.

    I am now the proud owner of a VW Classic!!

    Just need to get the fooker home and restored before August Summer holidays



    A memorable day, enjoy the pics.

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    Looks like an enjoyable ride, CCC, but methinks your campervan project is a wee bit too ambitious, na.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    methinks your campervan project is a wee bit too ambitious
    Maybe he should tackle the scooter sitting in front of the VW first. See how that goes...

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    One of the hottest days of the year today, 40oC on the temperature gauge in the car this afternoon.

    Had a cheeky couple of hours sweltering in the saddle, really should get on my bike more. ...










    Some of theses grave stones dated back to the 1750's, people died young back then.


    What's that growing on the tree trunk about 15 feet up?


    Fine looking tree..


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    Investigated the Peak District today and the whole place is a blazing inferno...

    The military has been called in to help battle a huge moorlands fire which has been raging for three days.
    The blaze covers 3.7miles (6km) of moorland above Stalybridge and prompted the evacuation of up to 100 homes.
    Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) confirmed it had asked for military assistance.
    One resident described seeing "ash falling like rain" and another said it "looked like the apocalypse".


    Four schools have closed and a GP said he had seen patients with nosebleeds, coughs and eye problems caused by the smoke.
    Firefighters are having to haul pumps and hoses for up to two miles in blistering heat to reach parts of the fire.
    Prime Minister Theresa May said the government is keeping the situation "under constant review".




    Greater Manchester's assistant chief fire officer Dave Keelan said a "request" had gone in for military assistance.
    "That's for help to move high-volume pumps and to transport personnel to remote locations," he said.
    Pressed on the arrangements, he said the military was likely to use Chinook helicopters to move two water pumps.
    A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman confirmed the fire service had approached them "as a priority" and the MoD was "looking into what might be done."
    United Utilities has also provided a helicopter to drop water on to hard-to-access areas of the fire.




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    Fantastic thread. Thx CCC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Had a cheeky couple of hours sweltering in the saddle, really should get on my bike more. ...


    That's one hell of a dildo you had with your breakfast, Chitty. Two hours with that? Wow!

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    Nearly evaporated today riding this infamous hill climb in 30oC .

    Managed some nice pics during the 2 hour accent, the 20 min descent was refreshing.


    This tree lined road provided some welcome relief from the scorching sun.



    This house was originally built in the mid 15th century.



    An old world stately home converted into a 5 star hotel and hosting a wedding today, check out the bride on the balcony.



    That's the city of Manchester on the horizon, might have to pop back up here with the kids for a game of crazy golf.



    The quaint village of Pott Shrigley.



    An English country garden.


    A health spa, believe it or not.



    Crikey it's hot, thank heavens for this water tap by the road.



    Still going up and hotter by the minute.



    Is it up or down, dehydration kicking in.
    ^
    v





    Random machinery shot, we all love them on TD



    Some sick sense of humour on the sheep shearers up here.
    Notice how brown and dry the land is, we are having the hottest summer on record this year!



    At the summit!
    Black moorland on the far left is scorched earth from the recent fires.
    i could eat a scabby pig!!!
    Time to roll with it.....


    Not very pretty, but hit the spot.

    Time to get rehydrated
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    A few pics from last weekends ride...






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    Cracking thread Chitty.

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    Ya just found this. Great work!

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    Yeah me too, great thread.

    Don't know why I've not seen it before?


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