- Any younger folk (20's) riding around Sheffield regularly?
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-contentPosted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years agojackthedogMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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!Posted 4 years agoMoseyMTBMember
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 ;-).Posted 4 years agoSuperficialMember
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.Posted 4 years agoBlowerMember
LukePosted 4 years ago
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 itdangerousbeansMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years ago
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