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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Today in the Lakes...

had a blast with two mates to a café in Broughton in Furness, (google maps!), then they went home and I went on to Coniston and down to the Windermere ferry, £1.60 for a nice 5 mins sail. Here's the view whilst I was waiting for it to come across.

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snev

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snev says:

Hi Steve....

have you ever ridden the "HardSnot Pass"....... I did it last year on my "Trusty Rusty Busa"....... Think it was Babyblade that said I might have to "put my feet down".....well that was a bloody Understatement.................. reckon you could do it easy on your triumph ..... with such a Low Seat.....!!!!! :biggrin:

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Yep, done it...

or brown trouser pass as we refer to it sometimes. Been over it a few times myself. A tip is to start ascending when you can see there is nothing coming down, if possible and try not to stop on the corners, as you will know after doing it. If you are going down, give way to people coming up. First time I went over it, I had a girlfriend on the back and stalled the bike at one point, not a good place to practice hill starts, especially near corners. An old guy I used to know reckoned that before it was tarmacked (bet that was fun!) it was used as an observed trials section!!! I can believe that. The only other road I know of as steep is the road going down into Robin Hoods bay on the Yorkshire coast. Mrs H might know that one.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Hill starts are easy,

once you learn to hold the bike with the rear brake instead of the front.

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Robin Hoods Bay...

Dont mind the steep road,just hate the cobbles...Thats the reason i don't like stopping at Thirsk.. Freaking Cobbles..:mad::wacko: 

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Hardknott Pass

BB may have said something, but I certainly put down the challenge to ride it 'without putting your feet down'!

:shock:

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Never had to...

put my feet down on Hardknot, its stopping you want to avoid as setting off again is easier said than done. We all know about holding the back brake Piglet, but that might not be enough on there!!

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snev

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snev says:

Sorry Ninja........

I knew that someone of the fairer sex said it......... twas certainly a challenge......... there aint no way I would have made a couple of those turns on my busa without touching down and reversing......... bloody hell was it fun though.....going to give it another go on my MT later this year....still don't think I'll do it though......:unsure:

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

SNS

Seriously - you've never put your foot down there?

Wow

Or did you manage to find a day when it wasn't full of tourists stopping to admire the view on every corner!! :blink:

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snev

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snev says:

ninja.....that's what I thought

but...he does ride an off roader........ probably went......off road on the worst bends.........:lol::lol::lol:

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Grass Tracking

That'll be how he did it.

For every oncoming car, he simply rode around it, rather than stopping!!


(Or over it :shock:)

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