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#407356 - 16/07/18 01:25 PM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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If anyone's interested, or just Harland, I'll be using a phone tracker app. this time - as a test here's yesterday's effort:
FollowMee link for Sun 15/7
...the balloon icons clearly closer together on the walked section after crossing the A57. I reckon it takes around 3-5mins to fold and stash the bike ready for carrying. Tell you what, I felt like a complete idiot carrying a bike, even if only to an audience of frisky bullocks!
Planned carrys:
Day1
Wasdale Head to Sty Head (though 'tis bridle so push may be possible...)
Route past Angle tarn and Rossett Gill descent (again bridle)
Day2
Skelgyll woods (FP)
Grayrigg Fell, after repeater station (though should be nice and dry at present up there)
The dreaded open country section over Mallerstang Edge and between Lodge Hags (as far as the road though may opt to push on the downhill shooter's track - def. no riding on OC!)
Maiden Castle planned visit, between rd and bridle over moor to Grinton Lodge
Day2
Final carry will be up on FP through Arncliffe wood to meet the bridle on Scarth Moor.
I did plan a further carry across the moor to the shooter's hut above Glaidale, but decided to stick with Wainwright and take the rigg route as I could well be knackered by then...

A max of around 10m in all should do it I reckon to keep reasonably close to my more southerly line.
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#407357 - 16/07/18 02:12 PM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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Good luck, trust that all goes well.

Disappointing that I presume that no new members are allowed now because of trolls, or whatever the word is. A pity as I am sure that many people (potential Sherpa customers) that are contemplating these walks would benefit from other walkers that had completed them. I know that before my first long distance walk I found the website very helpful and informative.
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#407358 - 17/07/18 08:54 AM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: Harland]
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oops, that 2nd Day 2 should of course read Day3...

Thanks Harland... it's a complete unknown, but as Dave once said - 'If you knew you could do it, it wouldn't be a challenge'...

Yes, agreed. Surprising that this site still gets the amount of visitors it does though. I find myself, thinking, and saying even: 'Back in the day when the internet was good.' - even postulating saying in the not too distant future: 'Do you remember the internet? - what was all that about?' Already Google Earth 'aint wot it used to be' with scrubbed out signage and it's now all very pixalated zoomed right in, and what happened to the 'fly through' plug in? Advertising pop-ups are now rife and killing t'internet... but apparently it all costs big money and Sherpa are moving with the times at least with their Facebook page which is surely less expensive to moderate... credit to them for keeping this forum on and hopefully the combined wisdom (or lack of it) will still inspire others to 'give it a go' and sensibly use their carriage facilities smile
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#407359 - 18/07/18 12:04 AM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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All packed up and ready for the off! Thursday morning planned start.
Hope this link works...

http://www.followmee.com/mapx.aspx?token=343320d9-77ee-4e1b-a31e-c7bbbc697e69

(When out of signal I think device stores data and transmits when a signal is next available, so could be patchy in Lakes and Dales)
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#407360 - 18/07/18 09:30 AM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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Link works at the moment. If this is where you live I see that there is good open countryside outside your door.
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#407361 - 18/07/18 11:26 AM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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Good luck Mick, it will certainly be a learning experience. Re the route from Sty Head to Sprinkling Tarn, that will almost all be a carry too, until you reach the better path leading past EsK Hause. I will be tracking you with interest.
I have been itching to do something too but have quite a problem with my neck muscles at present. It has cost me several lost jobs already, one week in, and no improvement as yet. Similar I guess to whiplash, very stiff on one side, muscles in deep spasm.
Anyway all the best, hope the weather is with you too.

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#407362 - 19/07/18 12:12 PM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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He seems to be making good time although I don't know what time he set off.
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#407363 - 19/07/18 02:23 PM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: Harland]
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Originally Posted By: Harland
He seems to be making good time although I don't know what time he set off.


I can't get that link to work, it's just showing the map with a balloon at near Wasdale Head, not the usual SPOT tracking balloons.

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#407364 - 19/07/18 05:16 PM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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I can't either but I was just comparing where he was since I last looked.
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#407365 - 19/07/18 05:40 PM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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Posted on his Facebook page and Messaged him. I don't know if that did it, but the link is now working and he is currently in Langdale.

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