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Everesting Hardknott Pass

MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
edited June 2018 in The bottom bracket
We decided this morning to go to Hardknott (sic?) in a couple of weeks to Everest it.

Anyone have any recommendations for somewhere nice to stay nearby and a nice pub for a pint and a packet of piggy feet afterwards?
Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
smithy21 wrote:

He's right you know.

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  • I'd recommend a 36-23 gear set up
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Going to leave current gearing on the race bike to do it- busy at work so no time (or real inclination, tbh) to change it.

    But cool - will pass on recommendation to the MFs. Tante grazie.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,361
    i've used the wasdale head inn as a base when going up scafell etc., rooms ok, great brekkie, nice steak in the evening

    it's a few km ride from there to the bottom of pass but that's good to warm up, wast water is scenic and as it's a dead end at wasdale head the road is quiet
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I've not done it but hear the descent is quite tricky. I wouldn't be keen on doing it multiple times in a day with fatigue setting in.

    https://youtu.be/2UJGdLTriIM
  • cougie wrote:
    I've not done it but hear the descent is quite tricky. I wouldn't be keen on doing it multiple times in a day with fatigue setting in.

    https://youtu.be/2UJGdLTriIM

    3 years ago, but ss that the standard of riding on a Sportive?
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I'd be pretty sure that the hill hasn't flattened out in the past three years ?

    Clearly that's an indication of some folks riding anyway.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,779
    About 30 ascents by my calculations...
    Can you post the Strava file with big fanfare so that we all see it when it's done? I mean, somewhere more meaningful than the bottom bracket...

    I would carry spare brake pads...
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,291 Lives Here
    Will you be doing it with a club? Actually, you and the MFs could form your own very exclusive club. I should think there would be endless arguments about club kit design.
  • pdstsppdstsp Posts: 1,264
    Second the Wasdale Head - but also the Boot Inn, in Boot, is a cracking place. I've driven over Hard Knott (and Wrynose) several times over the winter and spring - be aware that the road surface is very poor in some places - take care.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,370
    How about Hardknotting Everest? You'd only need to get part the way towards base camp then you could turn round and freewheel to the pub.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    How about Hardknotting Everest? You'd only need to get part the way towards base camp then you could turn round and freewheel to the pub.
    :lol::lol::lol:
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    How about Hardknotting Everest? You'd only need to get part the way towards base camp then you could turn round and freewheel to the pub.
    This wins bottom bracket for today! :lol:
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    How about Hardknotting Everest? You'd only need to get part the way towards base camp then you could turn round and freewheel to the pub.

    thats actually not a bad idea - probably he less nobbers in their 4x4s as well......

    hmmmm... got me thinking.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,616
    Do you need to watch a motivational video?
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,184
    edited June 2018
    As you reference yourself in the third person does this make every ascent times three?
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Slowmart wrote:
    As you reference yourself in the third person dies thus make every ascent times three?

    and the MFs take a couple of computers and an extra power monitor then by the timeits all set up they should only have to ride it twice.

    sorted.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,370
    Slowmart wrote:
    As you reference yourself in the third person dies thus make every ascent times three?

    and the MFs take a couple of computers and an extra power monitor then by the timeits all set up they should only have to ride it twice.

    sorted.
    You are milemuncher and I claim my five quid.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
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