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Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by derrick, 29 Dec 2016.

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  1. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Cycliste en formation

    So as the kids are still off it's been difficult to get a ride in and chase squares, however an errand today allowed me to take a slightly extended route (OK it was in the opposite direction...) to grab a nearby unclaimed tile to take me from a 4x4 to a 6x6 square. The game is afoot!

    Now I've planned out which next tiles I need to jump to a 9x9 square and the kids are back at school next week ;)
     
  2. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Location:
    leicester
    Your on the slippery slope to becoming a square chaser :laugh:. It's great fun but gets harder as you go
     
  3. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Cycliste en formation

    Yes, just looking at the distances on the map is making my legs ache, but then increasing my ride distances and stamina is the point of doing this so win, win. Plus I like exploring so with this I get to ride along roads (or the odd bridleway, footpath, cart track) that I've never done before - case in point, the tile I got today is the location of a tiny hamlet about 1.5 miles from my house that I've never been to before.
     
  4. tallliman

    tallliman Veteran

  5. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Cycliste en formation

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  6. Frustrated by a number of impenetrable squares nearby...
     
  7. wajc

    wajc Senior Member

    A 200km ride today to bag 59 squares and take me to 41 x 41 . This time of year I'd normally avoid any off road squares where it's likely to be muddy but with the recent dry spell I decided to include them in my ride.

    A couple of them were a little muddy but not too bad (for a MTB on knobbly tyres) so I decided to ride them on my road bike with 23mm tyres :wacko:. This made for several hundred metres of slipping about but it was once I got back to the road that I realised my wheels were nearly stuck solid with the mud. Cue a lot of clearing it out of my close fitting mudguards.

    Big :thumbsup: to Jonathan France who is in a different league at 101 x 101
     
  8. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Location:
    leicester
    5 more squares today including a tricky one on my western edge in Glooston which @Supersuperleeds had walked but I am trying to ride all my squares. After much map studying I found a field road leading onto a bridle path , not sure about the surface so drove out to the village with the hybrid in the boot .Managed to ride it a bit slippy at times certainly not ridable on a road bike today . Now need to expand my North or South edges for another max square jump
     
    Last edited: 7 Jan 2019
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  9. steverob

    steverob Über Member

    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Yeah, I'm getting to the point where I'm thinking I'm at the largest possible max square I'll ever get (barring some sort of miracle), so am concentrating on increasing the cluster instead now. On that note, I added 15 more tiles yesterday on a ride out to Denham; while only two of them counted towards the cluster, it does set me up nicely for a future ride, where just a few new tiles will now bring in a massive cluster increase.
     
  10. steverob

    steverob Über Member

    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Oh and as I'm a bit late to the party, here's my 2018 stats. I've excluded any trainer/Zwift rides and runs/hikes; these are outdoor cycling numbers only - which makes sense when we're talking about Explorer square stats (you don't get any new tiles for riding around Watopia - believe me I've checked!)
     
    Last edited: 7 Jan 2019
  11. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    45 new squares on my imperial century challenge ride yesterday, somehow managed to go all the way round and never through one, so a return visit required. Just as well it's nice cycling territory
     
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  12. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    An extra 15 tiles on a 43 mile ride to reach 570 today, but no cluster extension.
     
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  13. JonBuoy

    JonBuoy Senior Member

    I assume that the tricky one is the one on the bridleway towards Noseley. I managed to grab that with some very cautious riding on the summer bike on 25mm slicks back in August. The biggest problem was avoiding the cracks in the parched ground. I bumped into you on the way home in Mountsorrel and we had a brief chat.
     
  14. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Location:
    leicester
    Yes I remember you . Yes that's the one @tallliman has been advised to try it in summer would have been walking if I was on the road bike today
     
  15. JonBuoy

    JonBuoy Senior Member

    A bit further north but - I picked up the tile on the byway between Stonesby and Coston at the back end of December. The StreetView car has been down there and I am sure that it would be lovely in the summer but if you are after that tile I suggest you wait a few months for it to dry out!
     
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