3 shires ride today, in the sun!

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DodgeT
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3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby DodgeT » Sat Jul 07, 2012 21:28 pm

After the washout the last week has been, decided against the cut gate ride we had planned and thought we'd do something more local and more importantly, wet weather friendly :)

So, 9:30 we set off from Clough house at Wildboarclough, heading up over the hill to make it down to 3 shires head.

A few choice pictures to give you a feel for the ride :)

Nice long descent down to 3 shires. Covered with fist sized boulders, few really good bits with rocks you can pop off on the way down
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3 shires, makes a nice snack stop
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took the right route at 3 shires and end up at the small river crossing by the old mines, still have yet to clear this fully, bit at the bottom catches you out as its a sharp turn at the end..
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up out of the valley and towards the cat and fiddle, then made our way down the opposite side of the valley
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stumbled across a lovely little natural jump, so pics had to be taken :) (me)
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my mate (mike)
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onwards down towards clough house again, was a bit damp
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Then we thought, the sun is out, why not do a macc forest loop while were out. So big climb up to the top of the forest to give you this
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from which we could see the pub, so off down to the old smithy for a well deserved pint and chips :mrgreen:

On the way, we had a look at the macc forest downhillers latest piece of work.. You know how you can't really get the proper feel / perspective of something on a pic, well this is looking down the drop in
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doesn't look too bad eh?

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puts a bit of scale to it :shock:

Needless to say, we didn't do it. So from the pub, up across and down charity lane and back to the car. What was intended to be a quick 2ish hr approx 8 mile ride turned into at least 15 miles and the whole morning, dam it was fun :wink:

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Re: 3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby Clank » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:10 pm

Wow!

If you fancy doing that one again - gizza shout!

Now wating for the fells to dry so we can get back to Cut Gate!
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Re: 3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby karlbrewster » Wed Jul 11, 2012 02:53 am

loved the pics. Especially the last 4

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Re: 3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby DodgeT » Wed Jul 11, 2012 13:04 pm

Clank wrote:Wow!

If you fancy doing that one again - gizza shout!

Now wating for the fells to dry so we can get back to Cut Gate!


Will do, we do (or certainly used to do) this route quite often.

karlbrewster wrote:loved the pics. Especially the last 4


Glad you liked them. The 3rd from the last is nice, standing there and looking at the pub far away in the distance... and its downhill all the way :)

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Re: 3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby 1mancity2 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 14:37 pm

Im coming next time and will do that drop off for you :twisted:
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Re: 3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby scottellis88 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 23:38 pm

Is there a map or instructions for the route you do? I'm always looking for new rides and that one is only about an hour n half from me at most so would be good for a change of scenery
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Re: 3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby Majski » Thu Jul 12, 2012 08:32 am

Ha ha love ghetto dh trails

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Re: 3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby DodgeT » Thu Jul 12, 2012 13:37 pm

1mancity2 wrote:Im coming next time and will do that drop off for you :twisted:


Cool, you will like the downhill..

scottellis88 wrote:Is there a map or instructions for the route you do? I'm always looking for new rides and that one is only about an hour n half from me at most so would be good for a change of scenery


http://www.theedgecycleworks.com/mtbroutes/macc-forest-classic this covers quite a lot of the same route. Let us know when you plan on going, could maybe tag along.

Majski wrote:Ha ha love ghetto dh trails


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Re: 3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby Briggo » Thu Jul 12, 2012 17:43 pm

I'll move nearer to the Peaks one day, awesome riding as always.

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Re: 3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby ilovedirt » Thu Jul 12, 2012 19:57 pm

Cool pics, I like the look of the 3rd one, nice and steep and techy!
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Re: 3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby DodgeT » Fri Jul 13, 2012 21:58 pm

Briggo wrote:I'll move nearer to the Peaks one day, awesome riding as always.


T'is nice having stuff like this only a short drive away. would have course be better if the back garden led on to it....


ilovedirt wrote:Cool pics, I like the look of the 3rd one, nice and steep and techy!
Nice bike by the way :)


It is quite steep, not too steep, but the rocks more than make it the tricky little bugger it is. I WILL clean it down there one day :)
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Re: 3 shires ride today, in the sun!

Postby delcol » Sun Jul 15, 2012 15:18 pm

that drop looks cool,, whats the runout like on it.?
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