Happy New Year NWLRC!
Like the idea but in-laws will be here in the next hour...would be bad form to bugger off at 8am tomorrow so can't make it. Enjoy...it will very sloppy out there!
Whitwick / Coalville / NW Leicestershire Riders
Happy New Year NWLRC!
Hope u both walked back ok haha. The valve had no thread in the middle which was a bit strange. Fobbing me off with dodgy innertubes. Closer look at the tyre and 2" slit on the sidewall. Only done 20 miles on it so back to the shop it goes. Hope to c u all soon for a another weekend ride.
Yes, got back ok. I (for one) was in 'survival' mode by that point. After three to four weeks of boozing I found today extremely tough! I would say that I was more knackered today than if I'd been in the Peaks, mainly due to the slogging through the cack.
Roll on some hard frosts.
Dodgy inner tubes, cheek! I'm pretty certain that one had a continuous thread, so I reckon the thread might be added to the valve, rather than being machined 'out'. Anyway, it goes quite near the top of my 'random mechanicals' list.
Looking on the bright side, if you did put a two inch gash in you tyre when going over the bars, then whatever did it could have done similar to your skin! Sometimes it doesn't bear thinking about what could have happened.
Scandal, hope you got your roast dinner. I am broken now.
Might surprise you Danny but I quite enjoyed the ride
just had dinner, oh and the obligatory red wine, back to square one.
shame about the strange valve issue jet, you missed an absolute slog.
Still, fantastic to get back in the saddle after a prolonged absence, although 21 miles and 2300ft of climbing in that slop was a stretch in the end.
not available this week but hopefully kick things off next week.
Is that really right?
If it is, it just goes to show that it is more hilly around here than you think!
I also enjoyed the ride, I was just struggling a bit too much for it to be completely fun!
Still, it needed to be done, if I hadn't forced myself out and endured a bit of pain, then it would have just been delaying the inevitable.
I may make Wednesday night, but I might not as work will be crazy for the next couple of weeks. If I can, I will be there.
Yep, according to Strava which I find to usually be very accurate on my other rides.
There are not many instances where you are riding flat between Woodhouse and Whitwick way.
Anyone planning on being out tomorrow?
It will be muddy... but it looks like the wind will have buggered off.
Not tomorrow unfortunately, got plans.
Oh, and happy new year everyone!
Very doubtful TBH...I need to get some miles in so I'm not dragging everyone else back.
Just out of interest where is the ride tomorrow?
I'll be out biking locally somewhere Sun, and doing a Cannock trip on Sun 26th if anyone fancies either.
Have fun boys.
I really want to be out tomorrow night, but I can't commit to it as work is not very pleasant at the moment.
Can anyone 'lead' a ride in one of our two locations if I can't make it?
I know that scandal and Jez can't make it, and I see rascal is out too, so does anyone feel confident enough (in local knowledge terms) around here to do it?
If the meet is 7pm on the Woodhouse eaves village car park that will maximise my chances of making it, but then that's just me being selfish!
I would say I was genuinely 50-50 to make it.
Sorry to be non-committal, but I don't want to leave a load of people standing in a car park!
Can't make it tonight. At home, but having to dial in to work to do some more.
Let's see if we can get something happening next week?
Any one from this way out today I'm swadlincote way
Just thought I'd look to see who's about tomorrow night.
No-one by the looks of it!
Anyway - I'm declaring myself out yet again...not because of work - because I was out Sunday afternoon and cleaning bike and all my gear was a pain early evening...never mind doing it when I get back all shat up and not around this weekend to do it either - yes, I'm a pussy
Could be worse. You could be working away in Dorchester like me.
I am planning to be out tomorrow, anyone else?
I'd like to be out, but I am still in the frigging crazy fortnight at work. Are you alright to ride solo from Woodhouse eaves if I can't make it?
If you are ok with my uncertainty, then I reckon Woodhouse eaves car park at 7pm is the go, I just can't guarantee I'll be there (again).
Stick a reply on here and we can take it from there.
I am hoping to be out tomorrow but I won't be able to say for sure until tomorrow.
I'm still a definite no unfortunately, and will be for a few more weeks yet. The knee problem still hasn't gone away but have finally been to see the knee doctor who has given me a series of activities to perform twice a day... plus strict instructions not to ride for another 6 weeks.
So hopefully early March, by which time it'll be almost 3 months since I've had a proper ride so I reckon I'll have some catching up to do!
Hope you manage to keep the rides going in the meantime, I'll be back out there as soon as I can!
OK, I will be at Woodhouse Eaves Car Park at 7pm.
Hope you can make it out Danny and Scandal.
work was no issue, however we have had a family bereavement so I shall be going round to see the rents tonight.
Sorry Bob, hope you still get out and enjoy.
I will be riding this weekend if anyone is keen?
I ain't gonna make it tonight. Work is shit. No other word for it. Sorry for this - please feel free to take it up with the powers that be here if you like..........
Scandal - I'll stick a post on here later about the weekend. I will check at home when I can get out and let yo know......
Got to ride at the weekend if I'm missing tonight.
As it looks like it would be just me, myself and I, think I will head home and have a quick spin round my not so much fun but straight out the door stuff.
Hope you all get some riding in at the weekend and we will try and sort something for next week.
I will be up for the weekend that's if my bike doesn't brake after the first 300 yards.
Yes, sorry about all this. I got home at 7.10 (so too late for meet). Also have a bit of a headache after yet another day of:
AN Other: I just need a 'quick' report doing.
Me: What's the deadline (bearing in mind it is our year end reporting period and our auditors are in and crawling all over us, so I am already up to my eyeballs and staying late every evening)?
AN Other: End of the day.
Me: You do realise it is 4-45pm, don't you?
It is starting to get on my tits.
I will be riding locally on Saturday morning if anyone is interested, I'll probably want to be setting out from home to maximise riding time as I have a sort of deadline - hope that is alright.
I'll be out tomorrow morning from mine at about 8-30am.
If anyone is interested we can make it an 'official' meet, if not, I'll ride solo.
Would love to come but come down with a bad case of elephant flu (a common cold). At home next week so should make Wednesday night.
Can't do tomorrow either. Will possibly ride over this way for an hour if I get time in the morning.
hoping for a bigger ride on Sunday.
Have a good one Danny
Cheers scandal. I did have a good un this morning although I got some sort of random pinch flat and also managed to snap a rear spoke at gracedieu. Zip tied the broken one to another one and rode home with no ill effects, but it would have to be the drive side of the rear wouldn't it? Thinking of it, I've never broken a spoke that wasn't drive side rear. Sod's law innit.
That path next to the res at the bottom of the field is now a pond. You can't put your feet anywhere that isn't under water, but it is (just) rideable. It was very wet, but the main track to the top of Bardon is eroding fast, it will be a worthy little descent soon so long as no bright spark resurfaces it. Those fence post don't want to shift, though!
These mechanicals seem to be following you around mate.
I went for a ride over this way on Sunday, it was an utter mud bath for the most part and a very difficult 15 miles.
Are we riding this week?
Yes we are riding this week. Or at least I am(!)
Can I set the meet as 7-00pm village car park Woodhouse Eaves?
We can take it from there. I'm really hoping these frosts will just try a little bit harder so that the ground hardens up a bit. I'm still waiting for the first 'clear and frosty' night ride of the winter season - or even snowy night ride.
That's 7pm on wednesday for anyone who reads this on the off-chance.
I should be there.
A clear and frosty evening would be fantastic.
Count me in.
I'm not going to make it this week.
It seems its my turn to have knee problems with an old injury playing up. Probably be off the bike for a couple of weeks and maybe need an op. but should find out more next week.
Have a good one tomorrow and fingers crossed for some colder weather soon.
Seems to be clearing up nicely now, don't think we will be enjoying a frosty (grippy) ride though.
Might be about time for a rear guard
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