Featured Rideout Coniston Area

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  1. DCS900

    DCS900 Careful, man! There’s a beverage here!
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    Due to a managerial testicular elevation, I found myself with an empty schedule this afternoon. Not one to sit at home and mope, I grabbed the opportunity to get the bike out for a quick roam… I decided to try and get some nice autumnal photos around Coniston for you lovely lot!
    The weather is a mixed bag, hard showers, light showers, bright sun and blue sky… so tooled up in the textiles, I head north.
    The roads are a patchwork of dry and damp, but below the trees, the surface has a more slick covering of slimy mould, especially between the car wheeltracks… making line choice important.
    I ride up the west side of Coniston water, and capture Coniston Old Man in moody repose…
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    Coniston village is a bit uninspiring, so I whip through and head up Tilberthwaite; a beautiful little valley where my mates grandma used to live… that’s the White House with the exterior spinning gallery.
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    Tilberthwaite is a cul de sac valley. So turning around, going past the sheep pen with the slate sculptures, I turn left under Holme Fell as it enjoys a sunbathing session…
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    tbc…
     
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  2. DCS900

    DCS900 Careful, man! There’s a beverage here!
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    Carrying on north, I pop over Oxen Fell and drive down the “dangerous road”. Putting my life in danger :joy: for a few photos of the lovely Little Langdale…

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    And I was rewarded with a half rainbow.

    I was running short on time now, so I turned around and retraced my steps. At the South end of Coniston water, I cross over the river Crake, hoping to glimpse a kingfisher.. if you look really closely, above the beautiful water, you’ll see I’ve managed to capture the trees, perfectly devoid of the blue bird! :grinning:
    I carried on down the Crake valley until I got to Spark Bridge… and a place often just ridden through, but again… the observant will notice a hidden gem. This garden houses an English Electric Lightning… one of the U.K.s great historical airplanes! It’s there under the green tarpaulins… so I’ll post a link about that very plane at the bottom of the page!
    And then home I go… as I’m pushed for time, but the yellow peril is filthy, I stop to power wash it off… standing there in the hardest shower yet, hosing my bike down! :joy::joy::joy:

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  3. joe mc donald

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    Yes great pictures thanks for sharing.
    Joe.
     
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  4. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    Nicely done once again! Liked "testicular elevation" too :)
     
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  5. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    Great pictures! And you describe you journeys so well :)
     
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  6. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    We are lucky having these places on our doorstep @DCS900
    Lovely pics cheers for posting
     
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  7. TheBeardedPunk

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    Lovely, nice write up.
     
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  8. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Brilliant photos, @DCS900, and I truly enjoy your writing and descriptions. :) I did laugh at the road sign. I've never seen one that said to "Go dead slow". :eek::joy:
     
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  9. DCS900

    DCS900 Careful, man! There’s a beverage here!
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    I think it’s because you go through Elon Musk’s secret “Jurassic Park” and you’ll catch the attention of the T’rex (which is a sight hunter), and the R.O.U.S. might drag you into the fire swamp … or something… :D
     
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  10. Adie P

    Adie P Crème de la Crème

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    Are you a Princess Bride fan, too?
     
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  11. Vulpes

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    I agree with @Dawsy . You live in a lovely area. I did a lot of fell walking there, loved it.
     
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  12. roadrider

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    Beautiful scenery you've got up there
     
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  13. Duncan Sloan

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    Great photos! Superb ride!
     
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  14. DCS900

    DCS900 Careful, man! There’s a beverage here!
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    Cheers, the becks and lakes are a lot more full at the moment
     
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    Funny you should mention that. I've been getting emails (3) from United Utilities urging me to save water, the last one was about a month ago. I expect to get no more.
     
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  16. DCS900

    DCS900 Careful, man! There’s a beverage here!
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    Aye… get out there with a bucket now whilst it’s free!!! :cool:
     
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  17. Wessa

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    What a great session you had. Love the pictures and narrative mate. :):)
     
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  18. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Enjoyable read and great pix DCS900 :sun:
     
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  19. Glenn2926

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    I’m new to the forum and even newer to Triumph. That new in fact that I don’t have one yet (1st of March will remedy this) so I’m just reading the trips, tours etc.
    We do ride similar areas as you as we live in Yorkshire. I just wish I had your eye for a picture.
    Please keep these write ups of days out coming.
    Thanks Glenn.
     
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  20. Octoberon

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    Don't forget to show off your new bike when it arrives. :blush:
     
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