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By Robin on February 2, 2017
Given the alternative option was a fell run, it was a no brainer to head to The Works to give dry tooling a shot last week. Ian had some time off, a pass out and had been on a recce to check out the premier venue in the North West for this activity, which happens to be very close to our homes. Amazing we’d never thought of going there before!
It was a logical choice for a winter’s day without winter conditions and we were up for a very mellow day out. We took Ian’s van up to Hodge and he busied himself cooking lunch whilst I switched my G14s to monos for the first time (again, why did I never try this before…because I’m a traditionalist I guess), and put an older pair of picks on my Nomics.
Eventually though we just had to leave the comfort of the van and get on with it, and found a gentle but sportingly bolted introduction with a couple of M4s on the People’s Slab. Bitten by the bug we checked out the steeper and popular Industrial Sector and made plans to return in the not too distant future.
Great work and thanks to the guys with the motivation to create this awesome facility.
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