Monthly Archives: October 2013

Wednesday 30th October 2013.

Good weather, if a touch cooler, for a bike-ride this morning and The Red Bridge, at Coney Green, is, in a way an oopart as it is still well-used by folk crossing the canal by bike or on foot. At … Continue reading

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Tuesday 29th October 2013.

While most bloggings feature bad weather today, here, the sun, like a veritable oopart, was high and bright for the morning’s bike-ride. There was a drop of rain around Radcliffe and damp was everywhere, but other than that it was … Continue reading

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Monday 28th October 2013.

Plenty of rain locally and so a bike-ride to the weir at Warth was done. River Irwell levels are up a bit but not, as yet, too bad. Along the way many roadside drainage grids are blocked with leaves etc., … Continue reading

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Sunday 27th October 2013.

Light traffic this morning and so a bike-ride through the local town-centre was safely possible. Just off a main road a river Irwell curve by a footbridge is edged by a massive yet oldish stone wall. A few years ago … Continue reading

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Friday 25th October 2013.

A wet and rainy bike-ride this morning and, in a field by the canal, myriad Canada Geese. The oopart is of course the trendy pink fence in the foreground! 🙂

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Thursday 24th October 2013.

Misty and cold this morning for the bike-ride around Radcliffe and only a few yards from the main-road, fixed into a tow-path stone, is a small oopart still in good condition. Up until the nineteen sixties a barge or two … Continue reading

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Wednesday 23rd October 2013.

Really heavy rain this morning and so a longer bike-ride was done. Radcliffe road-puddles – especially along the autumn-leaf-clogged Bury Road – were huge; some three feet in width from the kerb-edge at several block drainage grids. The canal tow-path … Continue reading

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Tuesday 22nd October 2013.

A rainy morning’s bike-ride, but, next to a modern-ish stile, a really old gate-post oopart that may have been in use years ago when a nearby canal-bridge was the route to a now long-gone farm. According to the nearby mile-marker, … Continue reading

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Saturday 19th October 2013.

There are quite a few trees, as the one in the picture, along the Radcliffe canal side. Not exactly an oopart but Oak trees, as that, are unusual – especially young ones. If allowed to grow naturally the branches from … Continue reading

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Friday 18th October 2013.

Only minutes from the main-road and an oopart is being ridden – the canal tow-path – and, occasionally, along it, are photo opportunities! Across the canal, at a fishing lodge, folk were fishing early-on, hence, the Heron was keeping an … Continue reading

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