Any one get a good New Years ride in ?
We went up to Peebles for 5 days. Only managed to ride this
Did get in some good sledging
Firt time in seven years of going away for the new year and not going out on the bike
Only just managed to get over the A701 yesterday befor they closed it, it was a bit iffy at times
Any one get in any good riding over the holidays and where?
TraceyPosted 8 years agoallyharpSubscriber
I've been planning to go out since about the 31st, but still haven't gone anywhere. Everywhere is just covered in solid ice which is just no fun to ride on and not really worth the risk of a hard crash and breaking some bones. I suspect that the further out, less well trodden paths will be better but I've got to go through plenty of bad ones to get there.
Today I went out and once I met my friends convinced them to go sledging instead. Great fun!
If tomorrow is the same I think I'll take the mtb on a road route.Posted 8 years agooldgitMember
Yeah two cracking rides. One all off road in lovely dry hardpack conditions. And today an on/off ride zig zagging the Ridgeway.Posted 8 years ago
May I recommend cheap black thermal socks from poundstretcher as oversocks £1 for two pairs,toasty warm and don't spaz up like proper overshoes.billyboySubscriber
Missed out on doing New year's Eve anything, for various reasons, but I went out in the evening on New Year's day and had a cracking moonlit ride around the Surrey Hills. The ground froze up and kept the grime at bay and I made the climb up to Leith Hill tower without ballsing it up which is always a bonus. And similar last night over the Ashdown Forest. Despite it being frozen up I'm sure I left the odd tyre track. Someone has to! It'll keep the fascists from thinking they have been totally successful in their unreasoned anti cyclists campaign.Posted 8 years agonamastebuzzMember
Went body boarding on new year's morning at Stonehaven (south of Aberdeen).
In the evening we drove to Cairn-o-Mount (a big hill between Banchory and Fettercairn). The B974 over the mountain was closed due to snow so we rode up from the Banchory side and got to the last climb a few hundred yards from top where 2ft snowdrifts halted us. The downhill back was "interesting"!
A 700c hybrid with narrow cyclocross mud tyres was far more effective than MTBs with either fully or partly spiked snow/ice tyres.Posted 8 years ago
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