Whose Seven did I spot on BBC News this morning?

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Derek Batty
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Great photo ,,,,,great location 

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Mind you it's got to be a great place ,,,,,,as your in gods own country ,,,

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exiled  Yorkshire  man ,living in IOM  were as everybody says ,,your all bloody milioners who pay no tax ,,,,BULLSHIT 

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Thank you Derek for your comment. I am a proud Lancastrian, but luckily near enough to the Dales to appreciate them. S

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Go on then even if you live live in Lancashire and near ,,Yorkshire ,,,a bit may rub of on you 

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Actually God only allows you to call it "God's own country", so you all leave Somerset, which is far more beautiful and enjoys far better weather, well alone.

Stephen

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Derek Batty
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Bullshit Stephen 

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I'm with you Stephen...

I was up on the Quantocks early this morning - you'll know how beautiful that is.

(Some horseshit, no bullshit)

Simon

 

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Buttertubs pass - now that takes me back

I used to do loads of Cycling in my teens as part of a touring club - circa 8,000 miles a year and did every pass in the lake district, all over Wales, Yorkshire, Peak dsitrict, most Glens in Scotland, Alps in France and also the Pyrennes yet Buttertubs pass was declared by all in the club as the biggest b****d of all for getting up - I seem to remember (although its getting on for 40 years ago) it was circa 1 1/2 miles of around 1 in 8 and then the last bit which must have been 1in3 (king steep - could barely round the cranks) to reach the summit - just as the legs had got full of lactose.

Mind you we were in the days of steel tube bikes (who remembers Reynolds 531), a 6 cog rear rear deraileur had only just come out, and nobody had more than 2 front chain sets - with 2 weeks touring gear (both back and front panniers and saddlebag) the bikes were hardly whippet like (of course we all thought they were at the time) - I remember at least 6 independent frame builders in south London alone, and we had them all in the club  - all I guess now sadly gone

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Hi Toby ,,,not a biker myself but son is and grandson who is 12 ,, there both nuts,, son was telling me the local bike shop has sold more bikes in last two weeks as they did in last three month ,,,and most are electric mountain bikes   Pic enclosed of grandson on new down hill bike.  Ten inch travel on front and rear suspension ,,think normal is around four inch 

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I saw someone out on Tuesday taking their allocated exercise . . . on an electric mountain bike!

That viaduct is having some serious repairs done - bits of it were dropping on walkers heads who were passing underneath!

From the sound of organ donors racing past where I am, on the way to the dales, not all owners of high powered enjoyable machines were taking it easy today!