- Biting the bullit – Hellvellyn
I rode it
I was happy to get down unscathed personally and cannot say I enjoyed it
If you like riding steps with tight switchbacks and water bars the size of your wheel you will love it.
Personally I wont ever ride it again but i dont like steps in general as nature provides very few opportunities to practice them.
Clearly YMMVPosted 4 years ago
Hate riding steps, have a real anal fixation with riding natural stuff, steps are just to much like urban riding for me and my time in the mountains is precious, I wouldn’t want to spit out my dummy.
But you are right, procrastinating won’t help.
PS. i’m going to see how the mood takes me, tag the summit, then L or RPosted 4 years agobjj.andy.wMember
One mans wine and all that. Used to do a lot of motorbike trials when I was younger so really enjoyed the slow and technical, balance while you work out where you go next type of riding it encourages. Got to the bottom and turned round to my nephew who rode it with me and said what a great descent that was and we should do it again sometime. ” you’ll be doing it on your own then” was his reply.Posted 4 years ago
The dollywagon to Grisedale tarn descent is not a route i really enjoy, but the trail from the tarn into Patterdale is brilliant,like a lot of routes in the lakes they work much better if you ride them a couple of times or with a few locals as its easy to take the wrong lines resulting in stoppers or bits you can’t ride,A full sus with dual ply on the back is always a good idea to ride it fast,enjoy..Posted 4 years ago
Sorry to let the side down, but I rode Low man and Sticks as I had ridden it a few years ago and wanted to do the biz on my full sus, it was truly outstanding 8), still buzzing, great to get a weather window, the hill was heaving, but no problems where it mattered.
Dolly will have to wait.Posted 4 years ago
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