Friday, September 01, 2006

Conquered Knowl Hill

Yesterday had the worst forecast for the whole week but nevertheless it was a day of triumph for me and the other 5 bike riders, we set off at 11am in the rain, and headed up towards Watergrove reservoir near Wardle, where the rain seemed to die off for a little bit.

When all of a sudden, the curse of Knowl hill began to attack us, when kyle was sick all over the bridleway and Matty's chain got stuck and we had to take his whole chain system off to get it out, which lost us half an hour, but Smiv used this time wisely to find him self some jumps n stuff to do on his bike to do on his bike.

So after we passed through Healy dell this is where the bike ride REALLY began up to 2 and a half mile ascent rooley moor road, where we had a good view of the black smog clouds of death over Rochdale, that where just heading our way. on we trudge up this stupid hill and get to our first trig, hailstorm ridge (above left)

Now the rain kicks in a bit more, and visibility starts to close in and the best excitement we had was a pretty waterfall flowing with smelly bog water. next we head through a gate that someone warns us of whats ahead, but we trudge on despite the warnings.

It was now a matter of guess the direction we are supposed to be heading as now the fog was very think now, and we couldn't see 10m in front of us, and just to add to the really nice weather conditions, kyle gets cramp in his calf and couldn't move it and Smiv's seat snaps off his bike for absolute no reason at all, and I started to wonder if we would ever get round to Knowl hill..but the second trig (right) makes up for it all which very hard to locate because of the fog.

Whitham as per usual makes his classic whitham fall, and looses his shoe to a very deep bog, which took us a while to fish out, but we got it in the end, what a fool, next time he best make sure he throws his whole body in there and not just his shoe.

finaly after some good navigation we get to knowl hill and bag our self the third and last trig (left) of the day. at which point we are relieved and drop down in to greenbooth reservoir which was closed, and we had to scale up a few cliff faces with our bikes and stuff, but nothing to strenuous. by which point i think my camera seized up or summat from the condensation, so i don't have any more pictures from this point so ill come to a close

evetually into milnrow, shower and tea, then to the back waggon in milnrow, for a few where Ben won £15 on a raffle, and we all stumbled home hoping our legs wouldnt just snap off on the way back.

twas a good day, and we sure showed that blasted knowl hill who was boss! and with that i say good bye!
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Anonymous Mat Kirk said...

nice one

Blogger _Chipwiz_Ben_ said...

Bet that was a relief when you got to it. Then you turned around and saw the weather you had to ride back through. Pwnt!

Haha, well done fellas.

_Chipwiz_Ben_

Anonymous Garlick said...

Minnnnnt! What a mint bike ride! Id prob say that was the ebst one ive ever been on, and with the full CBRs how could we fail? Sure Mt Doom had a pop at Smiv.. AGAIN but all in all it was a total success :D And another 2/3 Trigs to our names :)

Anonymous Stottwanger said...

Sick un!! That was definately the best bike ride I've been on, top effort! Bring on the next one, less the cramp and the sick

Blogger Josho said...

you are both correct, i think the term you may be searching for in your comments is "knowl hill got owned!"

Anonymous Smigers said...

What a crazy day, lets do it again MEEEEEEEEH!!!!! You'll all be pleased that the 'Curse' didnt get me too bad and that the seat pin has bin fixed (FOR NOW) God only knows what will go next :-(

Neways, another good post Josh and
full of lafs,

Keep It Up!!!!

Ps. Just to correct Josh 'Knowl hill got "ABSOLUTELY SPLENDIDLY WHEELIE TO THE FACE" owned' Lol What a ride!!!! Until next time, ADIOS!!!

Blogger Josho said...

you sed it smiv laadz

Anonymous mark g said...

ha nice pics and story etc.
looked fun in a NOT-FUN kind of way

Anonymous HeWho HeWho said...

Wonderful! How many more footpaths and stretches of moorland are you and similar minded wankers going to wreck with your bikes before everywhere is totally f?*k$D or you get smacked in the gob by someone for being a bunch of total arseholes!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg u freak, get a life u little sheep shagger, u obviously av no social life at all an just sit at home on ur computer all day. ur probably sum fat, greasy, drippin with sweat fuckin geek! av u eva thought that u prob do more damage with ur fat fuck feet to the enviroment than any bike would! GET A LIFE!!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh and by the way, well done for conquering knowl hill

Blogger Josho said...

well if you really must kno, we do stick to bridelways whih are completely cycling permited, if you wish to see the map of our bridleway route, no worrys, i will send it you.

thanks for the enthusiasm nevertheless! untill next time pal!

bye x

Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha. if tht gay comment was left as a joke, well done mate ur a funny guy. if not, step up cunty. we dont do out to the countyside but admire it by being out there. not wanking over ip adresses or html codes. goon - matt whitham

Blogger Jenster said...

HEY!!!
there any trigs near us?? bet thers loads!!!
so ya betta get a move on and get ur butt ova here

Anonymous Jonny said...

Yep I agree with the curse of the hill. I've gone through 3 chains and 2 breakfasts on the climb! I WON'T BE BEATEN...(well, unless the right offer comes by lol)