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Robotaz wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:09 pm Snow up higher but frozen rain here, and it’s 50F outside. The cliffs in the background are 2,000’ higher. Doesn’t look like it in pics.

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Hmm, reminds me a bit of a some scenes from 'The Wizard Oz'..
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Robotaz wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:09 pm Snow up higher but frozen rain here, and it’s 50F outside. The cliffs in the background are 2,000’ higher. Doesn’t look like it in pics.

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Hmm, reminds me a bit of a some scenes from 'The Wizard Oz'..
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Fab clouds! Slight diversion from the thread topic but here's some odd cloud formations over Devon (maybe for a clouds r us thread 😀):
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Went out for a late afternoon ride up to one of the local reservoirs Image

Quite a climb but the benefit is a great view when you get up there and a nice steep straight hill to descend on the way back. The photos probably downplay the elevation.

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Kansas City Milkman wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:45 pm 20200804_194135.jpg20200804_195536.jpg

Fab clouds! Slight diversion from the thread topic but here's some odd cloud formations over Devon (maybe for a clouds r us thread 😀):
Great cloud formation and pics, Torquay/Brixham?
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Soporsche wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:19 pm
Kansas City Milkman wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:45 pm 20200804_194135.jpg20200804_195536.jpg

Fab clouds! Slight diversion from the thread topic but here's some odd cloud formations over Devon (maybe for a clouds r us thread 😀):
Great cloud formation and pics, Torquay/Brixham?
That would make for a bumpy airplane ride I bet!
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Thegreyman wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:00 pm Went out for a late afternoon ride up to one of the local reservoirs Image

Quite a climb but the benefit is a great view when you get up there and a nice steep straight hill to descend on the way back. The photos probably downplay the elevation.

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Looks like a steady grind to me! Well done! :thumbup:
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Soporsche wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:19 pm
Kansas City Milkman wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:45 pm 20200804_194135.jpg20200804_195536.jpg

Fab clouds! Slight diversion from the thread topic but here's some odd cloud formations over Devon (maybe for a clouds r us thread 😀):
Great cloud formation and pics, Torquay/Brixham?
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If you look closely in the photos, you can see remnants of an old “hanging flume” on the cliff walls. There was a 10-mile long flume built for a mining operation a very long time ago.

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Robotaz wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:22 pm If you look closely in the photos, you can see remnants of an old “hanging flume” on the cliff walls. There was a 10-mile long flume built for a mining operation a very long time ago.

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Wow, that’s some impressive scenery! Gorgeous colours in the rock similar to the Grand Canyon. I’m unfamiliar with the term ‘hanging flume’- I can see the bracketry in the cliff walls but how was it used?
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richtel wrote:
Robotaz wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:22 pm If you look closely in the photos, you can see remnants of an old “hanging flume” on the cliff walls. There was a 10-mile long flume built for a mining operation a very long time ago.

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Wow, that’s some impressive scenery! Gorgeous colours in the rock similar to the Grand Canyon. I’m unfamiliar with the term ‘hanging flume’- I can see the bracketry in the cliff walls but how was it used?
The hanging flume is just a bunch of open top wooden boxes connected at their ends, and sitting on the “L” shaped bracing you see in the photos. It’s to direct water like a canal. Apparently the mine was higher in elevation than the closest point in the river, so they ran water from 10 miles upstream. Seems like an incredible amount of work and apparently the mine was a failure based on plaques and signs I read. I also read they channeled 80 million gallons per day with the flume. Hard to believe.
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Robotaz wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:14 pm
The hanging flume is just a bunch of open top wooden boxes connected at their ends, and sitting on the “L” shaped bracing you see in the photos. It’s to direct water like a canal. Apparently the mine was higher in elevation than the closest point in the river, so they ran water from 10 miles upstream. Seems like an incredible amount of work and apparently the mine was a failure based on plaques and signs I read. I also read they channeled 80 million gallons per day with the flume. Hard to believe.
Huh! Indeed that's quite some feat- essentially creating a small viaduct tacked to a cliff wall for miles on end with rudimentary components. Thanks for the explanation!
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Meanwhile, back on two wheels and somewhere in the wilds of Derbyshire:

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