buzzing from riding
Took the tandem round Laggan red on Sunday – that was a buzz. Made a reasonable go of it as well – but grounded out a few times which broke the front mech cable and but a few more gouges in the bashrings.
Struggled to carry enough momentum into some of the rocky sections – lack of bottle I think. I can't decide whether it would be worth trying body armour to see if that would give us a bit more confidence – trouble is we only do that sort of stuff rarely and if we did go faster and crash it could get very messy indeed.Posted 8 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
Learnt 3 things at the weekend at Dales MTB and still buzzing too:
1. How to descend properly
2. Removing spacers really does change the feel of the bike
3. How to get the front wheel off the ground.
Probably stuff everyone else knows but revelations in their own way to me!Posted 8 years agojimmySubscriber
was buzzing on Sunday, just at still riding confidently on great trails in the sun.
I was also trying a project from when I was 17 (17 years ago…) to do the rockwalk. I WILL do that and manual before I hang up my riding shoes!
EDIT: "You can now repeat this as desired". Yeah…Posted 8 years agomangoridebikeSubscriber
I had a similar experience last night, first evening ride of the year, heading out after the kids are in bed. theres a nice little loop with a steep fire road climb and nice little downhill through the trees with a nice jump followed by a drop off into a corner. did that little circuit a few times using the climb to build fitness and the descent to improve my radness. Its amazing how repition allows you to analyse where your technique is letting you down. the last run was great finishing off as darkness was beginning to fall. rode home pleased that my fitness is returning and that I'm improving my skills too 🙂Posted 8 years agomangoridebikeSubscriber
Its a mix of both though isn't it, some rides are about getting out there and just enjoying it, other days its good to push yourself and try new things.
Having moved into the area a few months ago its been great to get out and explore and find out what is there. last night i didn't have time to do much but was delighted to find a place nearby where I could have a play. All riding is good, no matter how big your wheels are, how many gears you've got or how far you travel.Posted 8 years agoInzaneMember
Couple of laps of trails I helped build on a SS 1995 Rocky Mountain Blizzard (mag 21's and canti brakes). Awesome fun descent through twisty downhill singletrack. Avoiding trees and pumping the trail. Getting the 2 wheel drift on in the switchbacks by the second lap!! Woooohooooo
Oh… and it was night riding too!!
Sometimes it is sooo nice going back to basics!!Posted 8 years agosaxabarMember
Had three full days up in the Brecons late last week and made it over to Cwmcarn Monday. **** the trails are fast at the mo' – sunshine and empty! This was a doubly good week as this was the first time I've been out on the Alpine 160 since buying it late last summer when trails have been dusty. I think I might have leaked a bit of wee on the final descent of the Twirch.Posted 8 years agoGWMember
been buzzing from Sundays ride, good company, sun and dry dusty DH tracks.. so much so that I took the DH bike to my local (flat/pedally & tame) DH trails lastnight.. still fun but totally knackering.Posted 8 years ago
haven't had the BMX anywhere interesting this year so prob gonna hurt when I finally do 😳
need to get back to "as good as before" before aiming at bettering anything on a bike just now TBH.nimSubscriber
Had an awesome Surrey based ride a couple of Sundays ago with two riding mates. I don't get to ride too much these days and am used to a 5" trail bike. We all rode lt hardtails & I was blown a way by how much fun a ht can be (I seem to have forgotten!) on the downs and what can be done on a ht. Also rode some jumps & drops that I had bottled in the past on my full suss but somehow managed to do on the ht. I was buzzing for days after that.
Now itching to build up my old cove stiffee and get out there for more of the same.
(PS – if reading this, big thanks to hei hei & jpcapel for the loan of their bikes for the ride and being cool when we had mechancials on the bikes I was riding).Posted 8 years agoLiferSubscriber
I think every woods has a 'stairs of death' by law, mine is a short but steep afair, 90 degree turn into at the top with a bridge immediately at the bottom, get your line wrong and get wet!
But what got me buzzing was a)taking the rigid out around the trails I used to ride and b)finding that riding to work has already improved the fitness, theres a nice loop that I do, last summer I'd be struggling after the second one but on saturday I managed 4 and only left because i thought I'd had a major mechanical, but turned out to be 1 loose 4mm hex bolt 😡Posted 8 years ago
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