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yellow jack

Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
  • 57
    Activities in 2018
  • 1,256.6
    miles Ridden in 2018
  • 845

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Ride September 1, 2017
  • 147.9mi
  • 9,288ft
  • 10:00:31
    Moving Time
  • 5,207
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  1. Dean "Mungo" Tredgett (.
    Dean "Mungo" Tredgett (.

    Show off lol! Big day out m8 respect! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  2. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    I wanted to see the Red Arrows Deano. Seemed like a good idea at the time. I'd like to claim the last few kilometres too, after the Garmin battery gave up on me... ;Β¬{D

  3. Dean "Mungo" Tredgett (.
    Dean "Mungo" Tredgett (.

    How many Kms do you think you lost?

  4. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    Not many in truth. Perhaps 8 or 10. I don't think it'll make a difference to the lead in the competition after your big day today anyway. I'll trace the remainder of the route as I rode it on the route creator, as I'm going to put it into my activity feed anyway, to keep the mileage tally for the bike straight.

  5. Dean "Mungo" Tredgett (.
    Dean "Mungo" Tredgett (.

    Let me know what you calculate it to be m8 I'm sure it'll be fine too whack it on your total. Massive day out m8 well done I just hope the arrows were worth it! Lol

  6. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    Not a big fan of the Red Arrows if I'm honest. Nice to get over Tuckton Bridge just as they started their display though. After them, there was a parachute disply, and some smaller aerobatic displays but I was too far away from the display line to see them properly. Then I left to get chips to fuel up for the ride home, and missed the B-17 (Sally B). I managed to catch a glimpse of her as she got her wheels down and turned for the airport though, as I waited for the chippy to open.

  7. Dean "Mungo" Tredgett (.
    Dean "Mungo" Tredgett (.

    Must admit I missed the seafire flight out of North Weald airfield this morning proper gutted as I worked on her rebuild a few years ago. One was not happy too say the least lol

  8. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    Oh, and the missing bit at the end? 7.9 miles and 287 feet of climbing (so about 12km and 85 metres - ish). That takes me over 9,000 miles on this bike, and despite the last chunk going AWOL, it's still my longest ever ride. Chuffed to have managed to keep it close to 15 mph average too. :Β¬{D

  9. Dean "Mungo" Tredgett (.
    Dean "Mungo" Tredgett (.

    Ok m8 I'll add it to your total now I'm nice like that lol. Well done mate great effort today I'll have to keep an eye on you during the next competitions πŸ‘πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  10. Tim Doyle
    Tim Doyle

    You passed near Sutton Scotney, where my ancestors on my Mum's side came from. They were free settlers to work on the Railways. Whereas my ancestors on Dad's side were Irish convicts who's skill in printing counterfeit money eventually caught up with them and were awarded a one way trip to Australia...Paradise as it turned out! Good long ride YJ

  11. Yvona Vasutova
    Yvona Vasutova

    Wow well done! πŸ‘Garmins always colapse before we do😩. Is it a nice route to ride?

  12. Lynn  F.
    Lynn F.

    Looney boon! Nice ride yellow jack !

  13. Chris"The Train" (.
    Chris"The Train" (.

    Superb riding. Takes determination and dedication as well as great scenery to keep going to this kind of distance & elevation. Much Kudos to you β˜ΊπŸ™‚

  14. Keith G.
    Keith G.

    Well the Garmin nearly lasted, great to meet up with you in the New Forest

  15. Liz β€œLittle Legs” πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ 🐐 R.
    Liz β€œLittle Legs” πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ 🐐 R.

    Wow amazing ride 😎

  16. Andrew T.
    Andrew T.

    Great ride. If I could give you double kudos I would. Is it rude if I point out that you could just got to the Farnborough air show !!!

  17. Andrew T.
    Andrew T.

    P.s. Garmin claim the now 1030 will last 20 hours. 🀣🀣🀣🀣.

  18. Nick Bennett
    Nick Bennett

    Kudos indeed YJ!

  19. Bez 2.
    Bez 2.

    Well done YJ! Fantastic effort πŸ’ͺβ˜ΊοΈπŸ‘

  20. Waz G.
    Waz G.

    Went through my old manor. Nice work

  21. Greedy Greg
    Greedy Greg

    Big ride YJ. Well done.

  22. Mr Christopher
    Mr Christopher

    Odin's Beard! That's some distance old bean.

  23. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    Yvona Vasutova - It's really beautiful. One or two little bits where it's busy - a couple of 'A' road crossings (unavoidable), the Winchester section (traffic heavy but it's a lovely historic city so worth it), and the 'B' road down from Ringwood was also busy, but wide enough that I wasn't bothered by the traffic. The rest of it is super-quiet rural roads through the North Hampshire Downs, down the Test Valley, and through the New Forest National Park. Narrow roads in the New Forest too but on the whole drivers were well behaved for a pleasant change. I let Strava's route creator choose the route, as it was short notice - I'd normally check the details of unknown sections by zooming in, and Strava put me on an 'off road' route through part of the New Forest on my way back but it was easy to flip it back onto the road and make a detour into Lyndhurst for a welcome coffee stop. I actually bumped into another Farnborough (well, Yateley anyway) cyclist in the New Forest (Hello Keith!!!) and we rode the rest of the way to the coast together. He rode almost exactly the same route as I did. His plan was different from Ringwood down, but we kept together and worked together anyway. I was in a very good mood when I finally got home, despite it being dark and the Garmin dying like that. Perfect cycling weather helped too. Not too hot, not too cold, I was dressed correctly for the conditions (unusual for me!) and had enough food and drink that I could have coped if I hadn't been able to stop on the way back... :Β¬{D

  24. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    Andrew Till - Sadly Farnborough Air Show is only once every two years, and they keep making it more and more difficult to view it for free. Bournemouth is the polar opposite. four days every year and free viewing is positively encouraged. Then there's the fact that the route from my house to Farnborough is definitively far less inspiring, and nowhere near as challenging! ;Β¬{D

  25. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    Keith G - thanks again Sir! I needed that tow through the New Forest. I was mentally flagging at that point. If I hadn't met you I think I might have turned around in the New Forest and ridden home instead. I hope I did OK warning of hazards and holding a steady line down to Christchurch - as I said, group riding on the road isn't exactly my 'specialist subject'. I might have a look at trying an FCCC club ride now. And to think? If you hadn't have worn that older FCCC jersey I'd probably not have stopped to say hello. And the Garmin? That'd probably have lasted OK if I hadn't have had the cadence warnings and the backlight working for every 'beep' on the way down. If I'd have checked the settings before leaving, and turned it off during shop stops, etc, it might have made it to the end... :Β¬{D

  26. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    Everyone else - thanks for the kudos and comments. It was a superb ride down. Amazingly I felt like I could go further even at the end. Doing it at the end of June or early July would be the only change I'd make, simply for the extra daylight. The section from Winchester to Herriard was a bit fraught, simply because it was unfamiliar and mentally challenging in the dark. Once I got back into my 'Manor' I could relax as I know the roads quite well. One or two little tweeks that I'd make to the route if I were to do it again, but no significant changes. Timing/location of food and shop stops is crucial I think, because there's absolutely no chance of finding anything open ay this time of night between Winchester and Fleet along this route.

  27. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    "Relive" video here... https://www.relive.cc/view/1163547782 ...for anyone interested.

  28. Yvona Vasutova
    Yvona Vasutova

    Thanks yellow Jack for the the feedback, sounds fantastic, I may have go!

  29. Alex R.
    Alex R.

    Kudos mate πŸ‘πŸΌπŸš΄πŸ½

  30. Scott W.
    Scott W.

    Nice work YJ! πŸ‘

  31. Johnny B.
    Johnny B.

    Great ride fella

  32. Will P.
    Will P.

    Good effort big bro...Probably all flat πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but hell of a ride. Super kudos πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

  33. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    Flatter than Dartmoor anyway... ;Β¬{D

  34. Marcus Elliott
    Marcus Elliott

    Very well done indeed!

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  36. Alex L.
    Alex L.

    Great ride I somehow missed this!

  37. yellow jack
    yellow jack

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  38. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    ...one of these days I'll get a new phone so I can add photos from the Strava or Instagram apps. :Β¬{(

  39. Mike Hommer
    Mike Hommer

    Have you tried 'InstaPic'? That's what I use.

  40. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    I've not tried that, Mike Hommer. Can I use it with Windows Vista? I think the simplest answer is a smartphone with one of the Apps I know will work. I've got all sorts of problems with compatibility on my PC because Vista is no longer a supported product. Something's gonna give sooner or later and I'll be forced to update some (or all) of my tech. Until then I'll have to carry on muddling along making the best of what I've got...

  41. Mike Hommer
    Mike Hommer

    I think you can, it's just a way to get pics from PC to Instagram, I don't have a smart phone so I use that.

  42. yellow jack
    yellow jack

    OK. Thanks Mike - I'll have a look later to see if my decrepit old PC will take any new downloads. It's been pretty reluctant to communicate with printers and other driver software recently so I'm not entirely sure it'll work...

  43. Martin Riches
    Martin Riches

    Ha I missed this monster as well, hats off that's a real bum numbing leg ache ride. Double kudos If I could.


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