1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Dent revisited

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Pictures' started by Lowflyer, Jul 10, 2022.

  1. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

    Likes Received:
    685
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Well was booked on a one day course at Inch Perfect Trials with Steve and his brood, but wife had her hip operation brought forward so had to re schedule -- to a fortnight ago, yeah I know, bit late in posting.
    Anyhow, headed to Inch Perfect on me own, had a fabulous day. Great company, great instructor, top notch, would recommend.
    Had a bit of an off when I was practicing my wheelies ( the instructor started it !! :D ) Was getting on fine until I overcooked it, couldn't grab the rear brake in time, he said it was the most spectacular fail ever :D:D
    I was left with a bruised ass for a week :eek:

    Anyways left there and made my way to stay with Mr Hudders and the lovely Amy, had a great night, a few wee drams were consumed, cheeers again Si :thumbsup:
    Then made my way to Salter Fell.
    No main issues apart from getting arm pump half way through from the previous day, dabbed at the wrong time and getting a sore ankle, later turned out to be a chipped bone :eek: Should have known better, hot day, fully loaded was always going to end in tears :D

    IMG_6940.JPG








    IMG_6944.JPG



    Anyhoo, made my way to another small trail about 10 miles away which went ok, then headed to Dent to see the lovely Margaret :cool:
    By pure chance, there was a Panthers Owners Club having a rally there so I was invited to join them.
    What a great craic

    IMG_6947.JPG


    IMG_6945.JPG

    Ian on Liz's unit ( non Panther ) :cool:



    IMG_6946.JPG

    And Will's classic -- not bad for an eighty year old, he rode it from Norwich :respect:
    we had a great time both in and out of the Sun.
    Then left Dent and headed up to see youngest son in Oban, took the long way up, Dumfries and Galloway ( Cheers Austin :thumbsup::thumbsup: ) Great run only hampered by heavy rain towards the end.

    I was invited back to Dent last weekend for another Panther meet :), but I ended up with bloody Covid. This is my 9th day and still feeling like sheeeiit :(

    Looking forward to National Guys, Oban is a lovely place :thumbsup:
     
  2. Hamster

    Hamster Active Member

    Likes Received:
    178
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Nice one lowflyer, sounds like you had a good trip.
     
  3. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    912
    Trophy Points:
    113
    You tell us it was cos you over-cooked a wheelie, but without pictures (not of yer arse, thank you, the failed wheelie :D) we'll all just have to suspect the worst :ride:

    Glad you enjoyed the day - tiring isn't it!

    How graded/un-graded was Salter Fell? When Neil & I were on the southern end 3-4 years ago it was all well graded and virtually all flat.

    Nice photies by the way :thumbsup:

    Talk soon,

    Steve T

    :cool:
     
    Hamster likes this.
  4. boboneleg

    boboneleg Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    450
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Nice one John, good to see you using the T700 as intended. Hope you get shot of the covid soon :thumbsup:
     
    Hamster likes this.
  5. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

    Likes Received:
    685
    Trophy Points:
    113
    How graded/un-graded was Salter Fell? When Neil & I were on the southern end 3-4 years ago it was all well graded and virtually all flat.


    Steve, it was generally easy but there were a couple of steep gradients that had I assume had been washed out at some point. Dry rock 100 to 150mm in size, very very loose, just couldn't get traction. Had to take all my luggage off, blast up the hill, then go back for my gear.
    Not easy with with a bad ankle and sweltering heat. But hey, character building and a sense of achievement when I got to the end. :thumbsup:
    A few pints were sunk with the Panther boys in Dent after that :D:D
     
  6. Barftone

    Barftone Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

    Likes Received:
    279
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I watched the cobbled stage this year on th TDF Bob. Looked horrendous! Dent area looked lovely as ever in the Sun John.
     
    Lowflyer and boboneleg like this.

Share This Page