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  • Duane…
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    I’m 22, in Derby til start of July, and occasionally head up Sheffield way. What kind of riding do you do?

    I know a couple guys from the uni club and they’re good guys, not sure how cliquey they are, may as well drop them a message though.

    munrobiker
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    Duane- just bikes. Round here I prefer mucking about in the Peak and definitely prefer shorter (<20 mile) techier rides to all day moorland slogs.

    Are you up much midweek evenings? I know between now and July my weekends are very busy.

    Houns- your services are required. http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/another-etiquette-question-epic-fail-content

    tang
    Member

    Nice poke of the hornets nest!

    scandalous
    Member

    I don’t mince (but I am only 38!)

    Duane…
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    Feel free to add me on fb

    munrobiker
    Member

    Duane, chances are we’ve met before- I was at St Andrews and organised the Scottish Student Champs two years ago. I’ll get on facebook now.

    Scandalous- Have you got a regular ride going?

    You ignorant,arrogant whippersnapper,I’m only 58,and can mince for England πŸ˜†

    Duane…
    Member

    Ah, I’ve only really gotten involved with uni riding this year, this year was the first year I did any uni racing (BUCS DH)!

    munrobiker
    Member

    Sounds creepy, probably is, but here goes.

    My wife and I moved to Sheff about 18 months ago for her to do a Master’s degree with the intention of staying til that ended then moving. However, one thing has led to another and now she’s going to be doing a PhD, which means we’ll be here for 3 1/2 more years.

    As we didn’t intend to stay I’ve not made much effort to make riding mates and haven’t ridden so much, I’ve been riding with a group of guys that ride on a Wednesday night but they’re all in their 40’s and as I’m in my mid-twenties we don’t have much in common and, without being too rude, they’re a bit mincey.

    Anyone on here a yoof that rides regularly and wouldn’t mind someone else tagging on? I thought about asking the uni club but thought that’d be a bit weird given that I’m not a student.

    I have had a CRB check and that, so I’m sort of clean, honest.

    munrobiker
    Member

    thejesmonddingo- I didn’t say I wasn’t a mincer, I just have a bit less mince πŸ˜‰

    jackthedog
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    I’m a regular Sheffield rider and I don’t mince. I like the same sort of riding you do, split between Peaks and Wharncliffe mainly.

    However, being 31 years old I don’t fit the main criteria. For this I can only apologise. I wish you well in your search for suitable riding companions.

    Just you wait till you’re my age,lad……..drifts off into senile mumbling……

    ron70
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    I bet those sweary northern boys would show you some good stuff but may be too tech for you! πŸ˜€

    edit: argh just realised the age criteria, think them lads are all mid 30’s…nevermind!

    munrobiker
    Member

    Jackthedog- sounds close enough for me, mind if I drop you an e-mail? I promise not to rib you about being old or anything.

    ron- I used to ride with Blower. Wouldn’t say it was too tech. What I’m really after is a regular ride once a week to force me out on the bike again and if they do something like that it’d be cool to see them again.

    I was just becoming aware that I spend 90% of my time with folk who are a lot older than me and have things like kids and DIY getting in the way of riding, which is fair enough, when I probably ought to be hanging around with people more my own age. At the moment the only person my age I know in all of South Yorkshire is my wife, and she’s great, but there has to be some time to get away!

    Another Sheffield dweller here.

    I’m a non-mincer who prefers shorter techy rides.

    I have blue eyes and size 11 feet.

    However, I am also 32 πŸ™

    Steve Peat doesnt fit the criteria either. πŸ˜€

    munrobiker
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    Ropey Reign Rider- again, early 30’s will do. You also match my desired feet and eye criteria. Again, mind if I drop you an e-mail?

    banks
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    I’m 23 but probably too hardcore for you πŸ˜€

    grum
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    Do you need pics?

    MoseyMTB
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    I have never felt old before (i’m 30) but this thread has made me feel it ha!

    I’m Sheffield based too and like you need to force myself to get out more. I’m doing a PGCe so I’ve not been out for what seems like an age.

    Drop me a mail and i’ll join the rides, if you’ll have an oldy like me ;-).

    ianv
    Member

    What about getting in touch with ride sheffield and the Eckington Trail collective throught FB??

    Or go to Wharncliffe on a weekend?

    andeh
    Member

    24 and in Doncaster, but don’t hold it against me. I ride over in the Peaks and wharncliffe a fair amount.I prefer shorter, technical rides but am partial to the odd long walk on the beach.

    lol at luke – ride on your own then jedi master

    I think I might fit the OP’s stringent criteria. Yessssss! I am not, however, a powerfully-built company director nor do I possess a GSOH. My feet are a rather average UK 9.

    I ride most weekends but I’d like to get a semi-regular evening ride going as well. Drop me an email. Even better, why not start a group email thing?

    P.S. Add Ride Sheffield on Facebook. There are always people on there trying to organise rides. I can’t promise that they’re not 45 yo mincers though.

    munrobiker
    Member

    Rob- I’m not referring to you! You’re fine. Just you live a bit of a way away.

    Superficial- I’ll add you in to the e-mail I sent Mosey.

    Pieface
    Member

    Are the Wednesday night rides largely centred around Rivelin / pub?

    I may be able to be tempted out but when you say the curernt rides are too mincey is that not technical enough or energetic enough?

    munrobiker
    Member

    Pieface- I’ll see what we come up with. I’m close to Rivelin and it is the most obvious place to start. The guys I’ve been out with ride at a high pace but I find the trails a bit tame. (You’re not on Mleh are you pieface? The name in your e-mail is familiar)

    Blower
    Member

    Luke
    A looooong time ago when I last rode with ya n even then mi riding had changed
    And certainly now its changed more too
    It is Tech what we do n steep but looks nothing on the vids,those who have come out with us have a shock at the stuff in the vids when they see it

    munrobiker
    Member

    Blower- mine has too (fortunately). Wouldn’t mind at least having a go (word is you’ve found something really good in the valley just south of Ladybower that the old railway line trail goes down?)

    Who are these mincers? That’s what I want to know.

    hora
    Member

    Mountain biker struggling to make friends in social situations needs to find fellow riders ‘his age’ who are handy on bikes.

    Whats wrong with that? πŸ˜†

    gmex619
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    Im not far outside Sheffield and I’m 19.. but I kniw precisely 0 routes for riding..

    thepodge
    Member

    33, Sheffield, was called a mincer once by someone straight lining all the corners I was going round… I beg to differ with their view

    antigee
    Member

    It is Tech what we do n steep but looks nothing on the vids,those who have come out with us have a shock at the stuff in the vids when they see it

    their hair turns grey and then they try to spout off about grammar whilst they mince

    luke come out wednesday – meet us at fox house – 7:30

    Pieface- I’ll see what we come up with. I’m close to Rivelin and it is the most obvious place to start. The guys I’ve been out with ride at a high pace but I find the trails a bit tame. (You’re not on Mleh are you pieface? The name in your e-mail is familiar)

    It’s Pogo, you knobber.

    munrobiker
    Member

    I knew it!

    Rob- I’ll see what I can get organised first round here.

    text me if you do

    Blower
    Member

    Hmm we keep finding new stuff yeah
    And Rob does also by the sounds of it

    hora
    Member

    luke come out wednesday – meet us at fox house – 7:30

    Do people still use mlehworld? I know a few irregular muppets on here use it.

    Houns
    Member

    I shall Pimms you next time I’m up there (soon hopefully) and I will show you mincing like never before

    simonm
    Member

    lol, Luke is that you OP ? !!

    Was our ride from Rivelin non techny ? Welcome to join us… but were mostly around 40, I guess one of those was podium at SCDH last year, most top 20 in masters etc, one 14th at Dusk to dawn….Do we qualify ? πŸ˜‰

    munrobiker
    Member

    Simon- it’s not your lot that I’m on about either. That ride I did with you was great. The guys that I normally go out with do that ride in exactly the opposite direction- up the hard stuff, down the easy stuff. They’re a nice bunch but I can’t motivate myself to get out with them.

    simonm
    Member

    I know what you mean, Welcome to join us on Wednesdays. usually local, but often Derwent Edge, Houndkirk, Cut gate etc.
    I’ll drop you a line.

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