Sunday, July 16, 2006

Broken Bike :( and Trigging :)

The other day i broke my bike, I was in shaw doin some triggin' when as i was heading downhill my crank ring bent im not quite sure how it actually happened, but it did, so in an effort to get home i had to pick up a rock and smash it roughly back into place so i was able to roll back home, the next day when it was light again this is what it looked like (left)... (click to enlarge) that should cost me about £40 to fix, woohoo. but looking at the bright side we did get 2 trigs...

For those of you who don't have a clue what soever to what trigs actually are, basicly they are concrete slabs in the ground, you usually find them on top of hills, they are other wise known as triangulation points/pillars which were first made in 1935, and help with the drawing of maps, so everything is accurate and to scale, etc.

So trigging, is bsicly a sport made and the objective is to touch every trig point in the uk, and with a little help from google earth and a website called trigpointinguk.com to get all 6,282 of them isnt as hard as it sounds, i figured if a get 1 per day it will only take me 18 years to get every single one. there aint many people who can say they have touched all the trig points in the uk. Im at 8 already and i started last monday so im well ahead of myself.

for the mean time here are a couple of in-action-trigging shots from the other night.


seeya, and wish me happy trigging!
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Blogger _Chipwiz_Ben_ said...

I also touched a trig yesterday. It was the only on the other side of that weer but further down the trail where the weer gets shallower. It's really steep from the side we took it at and by the looks of things, aside from ours, there were only trials bike tracks going up to it through some heather - no walkers tracks anyway.

When I can be bothered to get out of bed today (it's only 09:15 so gimme a break :P) I'll get Google Earth going on the PC and take a screenshot of where it is. You might have already been to that one, but I'll show you anyway.

_Chipwiz_Ben_

P.S. Always thought those things were high point markers anyway. I know they have copper down the certer of them to conduct lightening but I never knew they were for old maps. MAD!

Blogger _Chipwiz_Ben_ said...

Found it, it is this one...
Rishworth Moor TP5692 RIPPONDEN West Yorkshire SE003170

It's exactly 8km from us, in a straight line that is.

We come at it from the south near the M62, but it would probably be easier to come at it from the north on a pedal bike as the hill's not as demanding. Do you, Joshua Oldham, accept the challenge?

_Chipwiz_Ben_

Blogger Josho said...

im already on benjo lad it soon as i get the chance im gonna be there and have the photo to prove it!

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