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#407310 - 04/07/17 01:08 PM BikeHike Plans afoot...
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Registered: 18/11/04
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On my toings and froings on the Coast to Coast over the years I've had a nagging feeling that a bike would be good in places (this has always been the case where cyclists go flying past esp. on the Blowarth/Blakey trackbed section. Coming out of Danby Wiske one yr a guy actually slowed down and shouted: 'You want to get yourself a bike mate!' before pedalling away at speed...
So, that's just what I plan to do - get myself a bike... But it's got to be one I can carry - ie. a folding model.
Here's the gist
A Brompton is not a best choice though due to 16" wheels - 20" being better as much of the route would be over rough ground.
Plan is to carry the bike over the hills where riding is impractical, keeping to a similar line as my previous later attempts, though maybe avoiding the LWW...
Problem is, I'm now used to only packing 12lbs max... adding wheels is going to take me to around 32lbs and cost a fair bit, but it'll be a great adventure and a bit different.
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#407347 - 26/04/18 02:33 PM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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Well, I managed to get the weight of the bike down by 2 lbs last year, and made attachm,ent to the frame more secure, but missed my last opportunity in October to give this a go, as I decided I needed to make a cover for transportation as I read somewhere you may be refused on buses and trains without a cover/bag for a folding bike. I bought one from Sports Direct (at sale price) but it's too small (just!) and needs some darts sewing in... coundn't get the sewing machine working, bought another one but then got sidetracked...
So back on it, been on my fitness programme since January, but as I'm only working part-time these days I'm feeling idle to say the least... but if I can my act together I'll update with any progress
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#407348 - 26/04/18 02:34 PM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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the edit facility never been restored then...
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#407349 - 02/05/18 11:48 AM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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watching with interest Mick

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#407350 - 17/06/18 12:42 AM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: Les + Heidi]
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Ha ha, this is turning out to be far more complicated than first envisioned Les...
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#407351 - 10/07/18 11:41 PM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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Finally got the bike weight under 20lbs (now on 3rd folding bike...)- giving this a shot next week - be setting off week Thursday morning. Had intended to overnight at Tarn Flatt camping barn, but apparantly it closed 2 yrs ago... shame as I always fancied staying there...
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#407352 - 11/07/18 06:23 AM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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Good luck, I hope that it is not too hot for you.
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#407353 - 11/07/18 10:54 AM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: Harland]
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Thanks Harland, not taken the mudguards off yet... is it set to continue? ...or is it to become the wettest July 'since records began' from the middle of next week?
Here's hoping the bike doesn't fall to bits!
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#407354 - 11/07/18 12:17 PM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: lightweightmick]
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Met Office website for Keld:-
UK Outlook for Monday 16 Jul 2018 to Wednesday 25 Jul 2018:

Monday should start dry with sunny spells in southeastern and central areas, but warm temperatures here may spark off a few thundery showers. It will be cooler in the northwest, with some rain or showers, which may extend southeastwards to many parts into Tuesday. Brighter conditions will follow with a few showers in the west and northwest. From Wednesday onwards, it's looking generally more changeable than recently, with all parts seeing some spells of sunshine, but also rain or showers at times. More organised bands of rain may arrive from the west at times, but probably fragmenting as they spread southeastwards. Still some fine weather with sunny spells, especially in the southeast. Temperatures nearer average in the north, but still very warm in the south and east.
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#407355 - 15/07/18 12:11 AM Re: BikeHike Plans afoot... [Re: Harland]
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I knew it... typical! - looks like I'll be getting wet then and with no spare dry clothes... might need to get a bar bag as I'm struggling for pack space as it is. Lightning not good on tops carring an aluminium bike either...
Thanks for that though... to honest I didn't dare look at the forecast grin
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