Having just spent a week in the Pyrenees with Altitude Adventure (great company highly recommend) I can confirm that I am now a biking god.
but I do have one or 2 little issues to sort out to perfection …. one is that I am crap on switchbacks – mostly in my head admittedly – so i need to find some to practice on
Any suggestion nearish to derby ?Posted 4 years agojoemarshallMember
I was thinking Ambergate too, that’s the obvious place, although I understand one of the more obvious switchbacky trails is a bit sensitive. Or I think there might be one or two somewhere below Black Rocks, but I couldn’t for the life of me direct you to them, I don’t bother with maps and always just follow my nose + some vague memory of where I went on the last ride round there and don’t worry too much about where I’m going.Posted 4 years ago
OP. Did Ian and Ange take you down the Scorpions Tail trail by any chance?
It’s a bugger that one!
What about the switchbacks on the last descent at penmachno. Easy to ride back to it and “session” (hate that word) it but nowhere near as steep as you’ll find out therePosted 4 years ago
Yes we did that twice because everyone loved it so much (we included it in a bit of a last day epic iirc)
Some video of it here. Ian had just started building some jumps at the top of the run down shown at the very start of the video when I was there 3 years ago now.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVCGlhS3-Ys&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]Posted 4 years ago
Nowt to do with your question but my mum lives next door Angela’s folks in Crich. Last time I was there I saw a boxed up Scott bike that Ian had just had shipped there, I had to resist the urge to open the box and take a peek/ride. A bunch of us went snowboarding with Altitude Adventure many years ago just after they’d started up and I’ve always wanted to go back there in the summer for some riding, it looks epic and I can indeed confirm they are top hosts. One day I’ll go back.Posted 4 years ago
Yup Ian Pendry, used to be sales for Scott UK I think.
Def worth going biking with, they are both superb riders and excellent hosts.
Oh and the riding is fantastic, as hard as they think you can take, being at the back was great as I had free coaching all week from both of them .Posted 4 years ago
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