Up periscope! Wet tales from the Peaks.

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Re: Up periscope! Wet tales from the Peaks.

Post by AckAckFlack » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:41 am

phil90 wrote:
Tyrant68 wrote:
phil90 wrote:Thanks An, Gary for a great day. Sorry about all the moaning but I was really cold and really wet. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Good trails and Gary thanks for leading. Don't worry about slowing me down. It was good to practice my slow control on the trails. :P :P

An, we had some fun but sadly on the ride home you missed one of the best river runs I have ever had. A truly heart stopping moment. A normal hard packed trail that had turned into a swollen river lasting approx half mile with no way of turning round and if you had stopped it would of been game over. Great stuff. :) :)



Tramp wrote:Brilliant pics people..strange how when the weather is bad we havwe the most fun on the trails..ha ha

nice to see people enjoying themselves...and Phil get spme gortex long socks they really do work..

Got the gortex socks but unfortunately they where filling up from the top. Was tempted to cut a hole in the bottom to let the water out but somehow didn't think it was a god idea. :)
Phil, I really felt for you. You started the ride soggy :laugh:
Not a good promomtion for the W2 boots especially as I was looking at a pair of the adv ones.
I'll email the hi-res versions of he photos over later.
Don't let the picture put you off the w2's. I'd still recommend them to anybody. They are just not waterproof. I haven't really had a problem before and they've had some abuse. I just think yesterday was a very extreme "wet" day.

Thanks for pictures. :) :)


Erm I seem to remember being on the same ride and wasn't wet!
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Re: Up periscope! Wet tales from the Peaks.

Post by Tyrant68 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:34 am

AckAckFlack wrote:
Erm I seem to remember being on the same ride and wasn't wet!
Same here.
Boots are soaked inside but I bought a pair of gortex booties from the Army surplus store far better than sealskinz.
Dry toastie feet :)
Klim jacket kept me dry and KTM winter trousers just started to leak at the end of the day.
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You tread on the heels of many, till you come where the ways divide.

And one lies safe in the sunlight, and the other is dreary and wan, Yet you look aslant at the Lone Trail, and the Lone Trail lures you on....

....Bid good-bye to sweetheart, bid goodbye to friend, The Lone Trail, the Lone Trail, follow to the end.

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Re: Up periscope! Wet tales from the Peaks.

Post by Big Daddy » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:07 pm

If this weather keeps up, you may require SCUBA gear B)

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Re: Up periscope! Wet tales from the Peaks.

Post by Tyrant68 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:16 pm

Big Daddy wrote:If this weather keeps up, you may require SCUBA gear B)
I think I'll just turn the 640 into a motorised Ark :laugh:
"The trails of the world be countless, and most of the trails be tried.

You tread on the heels of many, till you come where the ways divide.

And one lies safe in the sunlight, and the other is dreary and wan, Yet you look aslant at the Lone Trail, and the Lone Trail lures you on....

....Bid good-bye to sweetheart, bid goodbye to friend, The Lone Trail, the Lone Trail, follow to the end.

Tarry not, and fear not, chosen of the true;

Lover of the Lone Trail, The Lone Trail waits for you"

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Re: Up periscope! Wet tales from the Peaks.

Post by Tyrant68 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:37 pm

A few off the phone

Phil, catalogue pose.


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AckAck... listening to Phil :laugh:

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Looking out over to Monsal Head

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"The trails of the world be countless, and most of the trails be tried.

You tread on the heels of many, till you come where the ways divide.

And one lies safe in the sunlight, and the other is dreary and wan, Yet you look aslant at the Lone Trail, and the Lone Trail lures you on....

....Bid good-bye to sweetheart, bid goodbye to friend, The Lone Trail, the Lone Trail, follow to the end.

Tarry not, and fear not, chosen of the true;

Lover of the Lone Trail, The Lone Trail waits for you"

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