My day out on unknown highways........................in God's Country

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Johnnyboxer, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    Slight change of plan.....................I was going to a Trial this morning, but when I called about it ................it was a Championship Cup Trial, for expert classes

    Oh well hey-ho...............I decided to do some trails in the Yorkshire Dales because the weather was stunning

    I set off towards Masham and did this trail near Nosterfield - marked as a road with it's own roadsign - but it's a road to nowhere:D

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    No fuel @ Masham:( - mysteriously closed garage, never mind there will be some @ Leyburn

    This trail is on the bends, just after Masham - except no-one knows it's there:confused:

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    Next green lane is high above Ellingstring and on Colsterdale Moor, near Slipstone Crag..................lovely views

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    Leyburn for fuel and then this cheeky little gnarly trail, just off the Market Place..............again unknown to many and a bit hairy in places

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    Then onwards towards West Witton and then climb up towards Carlton and then run along the lane towards West Burton, splendid views of Wensleydale

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    Then on towards Grassington for lunch at the BMW Bring & Buy @ Cracoe - saw a pretty shepherdess on a Quad on the way - Little Bo Peep

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    Plenty of BMW bargains to be had, but none that I could carry - good food of pie and peas and mug of tea for £2 and a general natter.

    So................onwards and upwards

    Great views of Wharfedale near Kilnsey

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    Back up to Cray and then over Stalling Busk to Stake allotments, one of my favourite Dales trails for its views and gnarly terrain, the climb up is particularly tricky with some rocksteps to catch out the unwary

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    At the end of Stalling Busk, I cut down to Marsett to do another lovely trail up the river, in the bottom

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    After coming out on Carperley Green, I took the Crag Road... high above SemerWater to do the final trail of the day - Cam High Road which brings you out above Gayle

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    Down to Hawes for a quick cuppa and back home along some of the Dales finest country roads

    Let the washing commence.....................happy days

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    Paradise of a day out............... in some of Yorkshire's finest landscapes
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  2. GB

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    Looks like a good day on 2 wheels! The XChallenge provides a lot of smiles per mile.. I miss mine. Thanks for sharing your ride. :thumb
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  3. Offblnz

    Offblnz Long timer

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    Absolutely brilliant:thumb
    For those of us sitting on the other side of the big pond, with snow and bitter cold outside, though today did feel like spring here on the East Coast, it's nice to see you with the earlier spring really go out there and meet it.
    It just makes me so bloody homesick though:cry
    Thanks for sharing this!
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  4. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    Thanks for the report and the photographs are fantastic. I refer to my neighborhood as God's Country too, I guess he gets around. :D

    Cheers

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  5. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Like this one particularly, thanks for sharing :thumb
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  6. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    Thanks - I guess it was someone's house 200 years ago, lovely trail that one
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  7. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    They are a fine motorcycle:clap
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  8. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    :clap:clap Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. :clap:clap
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  9. Bryn1203

    Bryn1203 Dances with spaniels

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    eee its not always grim, up t'north - Nice pics - cheers :clap
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  10. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Nice, glad you found some dirt :clap
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  11. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    Great pictures and nice bike, must have been a blast :clap
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  12. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    Cheers guys..................it was a blast:clap
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  13. dillon

    dillon Low Speed, High Drag

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    I dont know why, but I have a hard time giving up this idea that all of the UK is paved. Its great to see I am wrong, and that you British ADVers have some great places to play...
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  14. feline

    feline Purrrrrrrrrrs!

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    Beautiful country, and I'm envious of the places you have to ride! Thanks for sharing.
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  15. LumpTheBeezu

    LumpTheBeezu Been here awhile

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    Your view from the saddle is just stunning! You're riding around on a little slice of heaven, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing your day! :D
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