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Ladybower 22-06-08

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by fossyant, 22 Jun 2008.

  1. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Well, four of us met up today, despite the weather forecasts, it remained dry, if a tad windy (understatement of the year)

    Longers and I met at Mottram Moor, then headed down to Glossop for the climb of the Snake. Was a fair old slog in places as the wind was picking up, and the descent to Ladybower wasn't fast at all.

    Got to Fairholmes on time and had a short wait until Bonj (on a MTB) and Marinyork (on his hybrid) appeared.

    We then went off on a the tarmac path round the lakes - there is about 5 miles of tarmac from Fairholmes, then becomes a path. We were in two minds about wether to take the roadies on the path, until we saw two other roadies arrive - asked them if it was rideable - nope, the MTB's would be OK.

    So I chickened out, and we rode back. Longers bought us all a cuppa (cheers) and had a chat fo a bit, until Longers and I decided to head back - think Bonj and Marinyork were going to do a bit of rough stuff....

    Coming back over the Snake was 'interesting' - howling headwind where you daren't even take one hand off the bars.

    Was good to put some faces to names, good bunch of folk...

    a couple of pics attached (sorry phone cam)

    Left to Right - Longers, Marinyork, Bonj and me)



  2. longers

    longers Veteran

    Aye, a good trip out. Always nice to meet nice people :?:
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Looks like Marinyork is on his commute to work!
    And bonj has changed his identity again. More wall-papering for Mr Paul! :?:

    Glad you met up (at last!). :ohmy:
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    yep nice day! :blush: good to meet you guys
    cheers for the tea longers ;)
  5. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Thanks guys, had a good day out ;). Had a car assist to ladybower (thanks bonj and that's a cool bike carrier worrying busybodies aside). Cycled the 2.5 miles to meet Longer and Fossyant. The CC jerseys do seem to stand out. How fossyant and longers got there in an hour and a half is beyond me, although it was pleasant there were some fairly crazy gusts. Bonj and I went for a cycle south down some roughish bridleway for a short while and then went through Hope, Bamford and back upto Ladybower. Google earth reckons we did about 22 miles in total. My rechargable batteries decided to discharge before I arrived so fossyant stepped in with his camera and one of the many cyclists going past obliged to take a windswept photo before fossyant's very nice bike and the rest of us went for a journey into the lake. Shame was thinking of the reservoir could have been used as a large manmade structure in the photo competition. Thanks for the tea longers. Dayvo I had long sleaves on as I'm not so keen on the wind.
  6. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    yep we instantly recognised longers in his cyclechat jersey!
  7. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Clever! You used it as a sail! ;)
  8. OP

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Plus we were the only two roadies sat outside the information centre !!!

    Deffo plan to bring the family up for a cycle - no traffic, and a good 5 miles (10 miles return) of tarmac - great for picnics !
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    the bit known as slippery stones is great for picnics, it's got a massive flat grassy bank next to a river, and a pool that you can swim in (we saw kids swimming in it the other weekend when a few of us went!)
  10. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Nice to hear of a good day lads !

    What I wanna know is did Fossy get bored with everyone so he threw everyone in the lake and took the last pic. for good measure ! :blush:

    ;) always thought Bonj was based further south...
  11. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    I always thought Bonj was just a virtual construct :wacko:
  12. OP

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Nope Bonj is real - he's nice lad actually - think he just likes to wind people up and see who BITES :wacko: :smile:;)
  13. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Looks great there - must have a look at routes up that way from where I am...
  14. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Well in folks. Can't believe Longers Bonj and Marinyork passed up the chance to throw mud on Fossy's bike though!
  15. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    He's never wound me up - though i look on in glee that he actually managed to do it ! especially with some of the stalworts on here