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Went for a long ride in the Peak District (UK) last Saturday and it was an almost perfect day for it. Cold, but mostly bone dry roads, not much wind, and the best bit - the colder weather keeps the roads a LOT less busy. Mile after mile of twisty open road, blipping past the odd car, and all the time listening to the music of the NH pipes blarting out the Bonnie beat :-D Marvellous!

Most of my favourite roads were virtually empty and after a while I got a bit carried away. Had a real old scrape on the left side, which I thought might be the peg but turned out to be the centre stand. It's been a long time since I've 'buffed the pegs' on a bike (unless you count the Virago, which had relatively little clearance) so that was an extra grin factor. :cool:

I know some NTBF members have to live with sub-zero temps and deep snow from now until spring (my condolences, folks...), but is anyone else living in an area where the colder edges of spring and autumn make the best biking weather due to the lack of cages packed full of tourists and/or hill-walkers?
 

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Scrambler900, the Snake Pass is a lovely route and there are a lot of great little backroads around that whole area. There's also a great stop-off point for a bacon butty off the A57 near the Ladybower reservoir. Just right for the mid-point on a cold rideout :razz:

DrPangloss, Cambridge is a fair distance from here (in UK terms anyway - you Aussies would probably think it's next door :wink: ) but you could ride from there and back in a day, take in the Cat & Fiddle, the Snake Pass etc. Good riding and well worth the trip.

Today is not so good! They even had a mini tornado in London that badly damaged some houses (roofs ripped off, gable ends blown out etc). Now, we NEVER used to get tornados in this country, but over the last few years we've had a few of these 'mini' twisters that have wrecked property and caused some injuries. Weird....

[ This message was edited by: steviek on 2006-12-07 08:24 ]
 
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