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  • That RUDDY wind today….

     Gunner updated 11 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
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  • Gunner

    4 August 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Set off just after lunchtime on the OCR Team Replica for a session of about 2 hours, or so I hoped. I was on the OCR as rain seemed very imminent.

    I had no set route planned though I fancied heading over to Clay Bank and Chop Gate then Carlton, so a bit of climbing was in order, it would be a chance to test out the altometer on the new Garmin. 😀

    Heading out from Stainton towards Stokesley the wind was right in my face and very, very strong. After about 3 mile I was in the mood for turning round, or at least heading out somewhere on the flat, as I didn’t think I could stick the wind and the climbs. 😳 😳

    However, that’s not the Bulldog spirit that saw us Victorious in the Falklands. 😉

    So, I pressed on through Stokesley to Kirkby, finally finding a pedalling rhythm that helped me overcome the headwind. Up Clay Bank, and now enjoying myself……. 😀

    Fantastic pace down the other side and pleased that I managed to maintain it to Chop Gate against the wind.

    Turning on to the Raisdale road, the wind was suddenly more at my rear than at my front and I managed a good pace on the climbs and was soon at Carlton Bank and tearing down the descent.

    The Garmin was great and surprised me with the amount of climbing I had done so far. 😯

    Through Carlton and onto Hutton Rudby at a blistering pace carrying my momentum on towards Hilton. I then turned for Seamer for a last little climb up to the village then through and on to Stainton and home.

    A fantastic little ride that I ended up thoroughly enjoying. 😀 😀

    2 hours 01 minute

    32 mile

    15.8 mph

    1924 feet of climbing.

  • hugo15

    4 August 2009 at 8:25 pm

    At least it didn’t rain 😉 .

    The weather has been rubbish over the last couple of weeks, if it’s actually not been raining then it has been fairly windy.

  • Gunner

    5 August 2009 at 7:49 am

    At least it didn’t rain 😉 .


    Only just, Hugo. 🙄 🙄

    As I entered Kirkby a very fine drizzle began to fall and I almost gave up on doing Clay Bank as the clouds in that direction were black and almost obscuring the tops. However, as I left Broughton the drizzle stopped fortunately and I pressed on. I was amazed that it was not raining when I descended the Chop Gate side.

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