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Old 06-05-10, 09:52 AM   #1
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No, really, this IS a GoBike in the Wild!

I tried to cycle the Monsal Trail in the Peak District of Derbyshire, despite asking at the local Tourist Office, the trail was very difficult to get onto & then stopped at a closed tunnel 2km further on, The alternative route involved carrying my bike & bag down a steep hillside with large rocks then taking it along stepping stones along the River Wye, a bit further on, I came across some climbers, who told me that I would need to :-

(a) strap my bike onto my back & climb out of the valley, or

(b) GoBack (sic) the way I came

I said "Well it was bloody awful & very difficult the way I came"

" If you think that was difficult, try going further this way!" he replied

So I had to back track and then ride up (& down) the very twisty & dangerous A6

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Old 06-05-10, 09:08 PM   #2
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I really don't think that trail was for bike, but you aren't one to follow instructions anyways eh?

really nice pics. those stepping stones can be bunny hopped but some crazy bmxer at least.
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With my propensity for self injury & expensive bike damage, my 57 year old brain is finally starting to control (some of) my silly ideas. Thus, I resisted the temptation to 'bunny hop'! LOL!
Would really like to do the World Naked Bike Ride this weekend, but it's the day before I go back out on tour with 'Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel' and it's a 6 hour return journey to London if I take a folder or 4 hour return in the car, if I take the Long-John (then there is parking & conjestion charge) I'm in Brighton, Cardiff & London a few days before each ride, Grrrr! Very frustrating!
One of these years, I'll be in the right place at the right time ( )*( ) ( @ )( @ )
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It's a lot quicker to get to Southampton than Brighton?
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It's a lot quicker to get to Southampton than Brighton?
Even more maddening, I'll be in Southampton late on Saturday night, parked overnight near 'The Brook' ready to take steve Harley & Cockney rebel to Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday, probably arrive too late to get a beer
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...Would really like to do the World Naked Bike Ride this weekend, ... if I take the Long-John ...
I hope that Long John is a bike model ;-)

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I hope that Long John is a bike model ;-)
Hmmmm? Haven't you heard about my naughty 50th birthday tattoo then?
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