The Big Leap! (Circle to Circle)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Peter640

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    Then on into the British never never!

    Staying with beautiful old friends in Co Durham!!

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    Who served magnificent BOTD!

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    An amazing supper!!

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    And whose kids wished to be riders!

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    We set off on a misty morning to collect Stephen’s new bike!!

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    Which was fun!

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    And then chased the minor roads and coastal route north ...

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    Our destination was Holy Island or Lindisfarne made famous in Vikings! This is where Athelstan Came from!

    Accessed only via a tidal causeway with a 4.8m tide (aka 15’ 9”). Think 3 m of water over the road!! You don’t want to get timing wrong as about 2 cars a week are lost!!

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    Ah BOTD!
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    Lindisfarne castle!
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    So pretty here!

    Not much narrative tonight’s as catching up!

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    The point when you know you’re committed!
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  5. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Very cool.
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  6. DukeMButu

    DukeMButu Minister of Culture

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    The photo in Post #500 pretty much sums up the whole experience: Queen's Head Pub, by the fire... Ahhh! Man at his leisure.

    Back to Page eight. Yep, I'm off to Fogo next summer.

    Note to Humpback whale: "Swim! Go deep and swim away fast! Do not trust anyone that looks like us!"
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    When on Fogo, hunt out Phil Foley and his shed at Tilting! Wonderful man! Great camping in the beach there ....
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    Some wonderful riding yesterday more pictures than words as we’re on the road today!

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    We found some “green lanes” slippery as snot!!
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    Stephen getting his new machine dirty!
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    More beautiful roads took us up to Britain’s highest pub for lunch! Too early for BOTD

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    Before an excellent run into Hebden Bridge for BOTD ... in the craft beer store! Then onto a very hot English curry!

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    Working our way south thru Derbyshire today ....
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  12. DukeMButu

    DukeMButu Minister of Culture

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    OOOOOOOooooooooo!

    I struck by the beauty of the countryside and reminded of the opening sequence of Peter O'Toole's demise in "Lawrence of Arabia."
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    Yesterday was the last full one on the road for this trip. It took us down thru South Derbyshire into Staffordshire and into my home county and dinner with my brother and his wife in Gloucestershire!

    We rode out to the moors in the rain so B&W seemed right for this shot!

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    Passing thru mill towns ....
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    Out in the Dales!
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    Pretty little roads....
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    Some great roads! No one there in the rain at this time of year....
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    This is an iconic bit of road!
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    Lunch here before the motorway slog home ...
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    Arriving at my brother’s place! 3A590281-9081-4FAD-8821-27C5D7F45E81.jpeg

    He pulled this out the fridge!
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    Followed by this ....
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    Then off to see Mum!

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    Had to keep her off the bike! At 93 she’s game!

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    I guess this is where I get off the RR train as I fly home in a few days, Bison stays here awaiting next Northern Sprung’s riding adventure!

    Mission safely accomplished, Circle to Circle completed, new friends made and old ones reconnected with!

    Thanks to those who’ve joined in here and offered help and encouragement!

    Sad not to be finishing with Julie aboard but excited to get home and already planning a ride!

    Stay safe out there!!

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    Thanks for inviting us with you on this truly epic trip, realy enjoyed your excellent pictures and storytelling.

    Now I'm realy curious to know your plans for the next trip, maybe our paths can cross...
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    Hoping for Morocco next spring, I have a few date challenges and when I get home I need to work these out!

    Fast blast down thru France, Portugal and Spain before jumping across. Then quickly down the coast to come back up thru the Atlas Mtns and then ??

    Excited and right now, ready to head home to see the family and catch up with friends!

    It would be great to connect!
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    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    Thank you again for sharing your wonderful ride. The itinerary was unique and added or confirmed several places to my wish list. It’s been a real pleasure following along. I have really enjoyed yours and Julie’s pics. Amazing places and beautiful photos!

    Looking forward to spring.
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    Thank you hard to believe I have to re-enter normal life!
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    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    I've enjoyed being in on this RR from the beginning.

    Great photography and really interesting places you traveled to.

    Cheers from down under.
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