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tim80bwi

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PostSubject: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:15 am

I've never cycled in Exmoor before, and some of the roads look stunning, so I'm taking a trip down on Friday. Anyone more than welcome to join  Smile

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7416673

Lots of miles and lots of hills. 15-16mph

I'll be aiming to arrive in Dunster late morning, and then head over to Lynmouth for something to eat, before finishing the remainder of the route.

Weather looks reasonable - 14-16C. Sunset at 8pm.

Here are some route tasters to wet your appetite:

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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:18 am

If I was around I'd definitely be up for this, I've never ridden Exmoor before. Will save route for future, let's us know how you get on.
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:51 am

Look like an amazing route but alas work gets in the way once again!
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:26 am

Oh Tim you rat kick a man when he's down. lol! 
Seriously even in my good days couldnt of done it but Would of driven halfway Very Happy Very Happy 
Why not try to organise this with a bit more notice I think  would go down well.
Keep up the good work. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:02 am

Yes I know it's a bit of a faff with it being a weekday. I'm not around this weekend unfortunately, and am making the most of a few days off work Smile

If the route works well, I'll try and run it again in May or June.
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:04 am

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:21 am

You've got me drooling at those pics and with the the recent good weather, I have asked for a days holiday at short notice. If I get it I would love to join you.

What time are you leaving? Are you able to give me a lift with my bike? If not I have a Mondeo so we can put both bikes in there. What time to you anticipate getting back to Bristol?


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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:44 am

Good man!

Ryan and I will be meeting up in the morning and leaving no later than 10am. We'll have two bikes on the back, and I should think I can get another in the boot minus a wheel (Golf), so should be fine.

Allowing for lunch and Minty! etc, I'd say absolute max of 7hrs for the ride, then journey will be about 1.5hrs each way. Back in Bristol 8:30pm latest (although I would say probably earlier!).
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:54 am

Excellent

I'll let you know by the end of today.
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:07 pm

I may be able to sort a day off just seeing if I can rearrange my diary. Fingers crossed.
If I can go I have a 4 bike tow bar carrier on my car so I could drive us all, if that helps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wblJ9bOo-L8
I will keep you posted.
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:17 pm

Hope you can make it Paul. I just got the all clear to have the day off so Exmoor baby yeah!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:36 pm

Day off sorted.
If you want me to drive message me your addresses and the time you need picking up.
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:40 pm

funkyfearon wrote:
Day off sorted.
If you want me to drive message me your addresses and the time you need picking up.

Yipee.

Depending on what the other two are doing I can be flexible and come to you if needed. I only live round the corner.

I'll pm you my address anyway just in case you end up passing by my door.

Looking forward to this already Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:11 pm

Hi Tim and Gang,

That is an awesome route - this is my bit of the world and where I learnt to ride a bike (thanks to Rosie).

Advice DO NOT do the A39 between KMs 12 and 14. This would be insanity. It is 25% AND the cars are going at 50 odd mph. There was a toll road build to avoid this. Use it. It will cost each of you a pound. Even the Tour of Britain took this way up. And the local cycling club use it as their hill race. The tarmac is smooth and the views are great.

PLEASE PLEASE don't go on the A39 for those miles. Google Porlock Toll Road.

At 72 take good care going into Winsford...might have had a crash there...

Also, at 106, I'd go down the A396 - fantastic descent that you will have earnt at that point.

Quite envious now...and I'm on holiday..
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:09 pm

David you're a star, thank you. I was aware that Porlock climb was going to be gritty, but I didn't know there was an alternative.

Regarding the km 106 deviation, I guess I just thought we might like a bit of a change from the A396 at some point on that long return leg, but if you'd recommend that descent I'm very happy to take you at your word!

We'll take some pictures for you! Smile

Paul, that's great news! Whereabouts do you live? I'm happy to cycle over to yours in the morning and get everything loaded up in one go.

Note: I've updated the GPX with David's changes, so make sure to download again if you've already picked up a copy.
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:48 pm

Tim, I've sent you my address and mobile number. What time do you want to head off on Friday?
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:35 am

I've got an appointment at 8 so I should be away by 10. I live right next to Tim so will meet asap!
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:41 pm

Are we wearing club kit tomorrow?
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:53 pm

I will be. Potentially also wearing a healthy layer of sun cream!
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:41 pm

So final prediction for tomorrow is a high of 17C with sunny spells Smile Shorts and short-sleeve jersey I think!

Paul, I'll come over to yours at around 9:50 if that's ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:27 pm

My NBCC jersey will be getting it's first outing. See you in the morning
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:32 pm

I will join you guys ASAP! Paul, I can literally see your house from mine!
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:37 pm

Make me feel really bad Take some photos
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PostSubject: Re: Friday 10th April - Exmoor   Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:18 pm

bigsenior wrote:
Make me feel really bad Take some photos

You can join us for an ice cream on the sea front if you want Scott?! Laughing
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