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Dave Griffiths
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hullbilly wrote:
Well I made it!

2hrs 10mins from Walton-on-Thames to Enfield.

Nice ride all the way to camden, then it went a bit down hill (well up hill). still a good ride and was lucky with the traffic lights in wood green so didnt have to stop! Very Happy

My route was quite nice, along the thames to richmond, through richmond park, down through putney over the thames and down the kings road, sloane square (looking at the fitties:D) then hyde park and up edgware road, past lords and through regents park, then camden and UP to holloway, down through finsbury park, wood green, palmers green, winchmore hill and through enfield town park to home.

Come on ..... we want a mapmyride route, all colours and stuff, we Midlanders are getting lost Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Des wrote:
Or you could go via Kentish Town, Highgate, Muwell Hill, Friern Barnet, Southgate to Enfield, after Camden. A bit hillier mind, but fewer chances of being shot in Wood Green Very Happy


Anyways. I thought gun crime was a Saaarf Lahndahn problem?


It's a problem almost anywhere (horrible happenings in Cumbria).
In London and big cities (Manc, the 'Pool, etc) mostly territory arguments between crime gangs, droogs, and so on. The danger is getting caught in the crossfire or mistaken id.
S.London can be a bit iffy in parts, as can the dodgier bits north of the river.

As it happens, I rode from Herne Hill to Enfield on Saturday and the only iffy section was when a motorist parped a pedestrian crossing, the rebuttal consisted of "oi she's on crutches" followed by another person runningtowards the car and doing his utmost to stick his boot through the passenger door.


Oh this took place north of the river if anyone's bovvered.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Terry Tibbs wrote:
Des wrote:
Or you could go via Kentish Town, Highgate, Muwell Hill, Friern Barnet, Southgate to Enfield, after Camden. A bit hillier mind, but fewer chances of being shot in Wood Green Very Happy


Anyways. I thought gun crime was a Saaarf Lahndahn problem?


It's a problem almost anywhere (horrible happenings in Cumbria).
In London and big cities (Manc, the 'Pool, etc) mostly territory arguments between crime gangs, droogs, and so on. The danger is getting caught in the crossfire or mistaken id.
S.London can be a bit iffy in parts, as can the dodgier bits north of the river.

As it happens, I rode from Herne Hill to Enfield on Saturday and the only iffy section was when a motorist parped a pedestrian crossing, the rebuttal consisted of "oi she's on crutches" followed by another person runningtowards the car and doing his utmost to stick his boot through the passenger door.


Oh this took place north of the river if anyone's bovvered.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave Griffiths wrote:

Come on ..... we want a mapmyride route, all colours and stuff, we Midlanders are getting lost Laughing


Bloody northern monkeys Wink

http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/gb/west%20molesey/300127592782098231
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

caroline wrote:

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Where is the hill out of Camden to which you are all refering! Shocked Shocked Shocked


It's on the seven sisters road. It's not steep but it drags for a while. It's actually worse the other direction (either that or it's just worse because I do that direction in the morning)


I never really notice it on the way out but it is a cruel beast sometimes on the way home. Still from mine it's an easy option compared too Hampstead or Highgate.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee wrote:
caroline wrote:

Lee wrote:
Where is the hill out of Camden to which you are all refering! Shocked Shocked Shocked


It's on the seven sisters road. It's not steep but it drags for a while. It's actually worse the other direction (either that or it's just worse because I do that direction in the morning)


I never really notice it on the way out but it is a cruel beast sometimes on the way home. Still from mine it's an easy option compared too Hampstead or Highgate.


Oh good I'm glad you said that it's worse the other way, I thought I was just going like a turd in the morning Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee wrote:

I never really notice it on the way out but it is a cruel beast sometimes on the way home. Still from mine it's an easy option compared too Hampstead or Highgate.


Your just gloating! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can always have a look at routes that go along the sides of canals, Camden maybe the River Lea may take you some of the way.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hullbilly wrote:
Dave Griffiths wrote:

Come on ..... we want a mapmyride route, all colours and stuff, we Midlanders are getting lost Laughing


Bloody northern monkeys Wink

http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/gb/west%20molesey/300127592782098231

Neat! Thanks, saved it, one never knows Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done this route a good few times now, best so far is 1hr 40mins, with a slight change to the route

Also havent been shot at once in wood green! Very Happy
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