…and that’s not a Genesis reference for the older members of the community. Didn’t manage to pull an IFB posse together really, more like a deputy and a couple of dead-beats normally found propping up the bar in the saloon.
Not the most inspiring of days, misty and damp:

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The posse’s headed north to bring some kind of law to Cocklaw Fell, weapons in holsters.

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No signs of life over the top, just a lad out with his ‘uncle’, riding a flat shock wanting a high-pressure pump.
Down towards Sadgill, just before the sharp left to Kentmere.

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Then over the top, cold and misty, for the ripping descent to Stile End.

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Now some eejits have suggested we’re doing this the wrong way round.
Well, this is what it looks like doing it clockwise – you get a better class of rider going that way, dontcha think?

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But back to our route, which is modelled on Harry Potter’s scar:

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It’s grim up north:

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I would have taken photos of the descent, but I was enjoying myself too much.
This is by the turn-off for Dubbs Reservoir, smooth and fast draws you into a a rocky right-hand bend – mind the step!

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Then it’s over the moors on the long way back to Staveley, almost Industrial:

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and to finish off with, a SFB-style obligatory water-splash:

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Leaving one final question – which way round is best?

Well, I think we need to do it both ways in a day to find out.

Anyone want to form a posse?