- Did the ice get you today?
Dawn patrol round the Peaks and everything was frozen solid – even the deep pools on Batham Gate/Dirtlow Rake – great fun sliding across them and listening for the pop!
Did get the wheel caught in an old tyre rut and steered off the track but that’s all.
If you want to ride the Peak the trails are rock hard so get out there.
Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Not here, went out for a relatively easy 30 mile loop in the Chilterns last night, gave up after 10 miles of ankle deep mud.
Being able to powerslide round corners at walking pace on a singlespeed was a novelty for about 10 minutes, then it just became purgatory.
Come on winter, give us a few moths of high pressure, gentle winds and freeze dried trails.Posted 5 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
Ice wasn’t too bad here yesterday (don’t know about today – heading out in an hour or so for a dusk ride). Was more concerned about the various bits of flooding I came across in the half-dark where I really couldn’t see how deep they were. Luckily nothing was more than hub-deep, although will have to wear my manky old Vans today as the 5:10s are still a little damp.
Posted 5 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
the trails would be lovely here today – there are a lot of routes you only ride happily when it gets they’re frozen but we’ve been getting a non stop freeze in the day then rain at night, freezing on contact, so the tarmac between the trails is awful on a bike. Giving it a missPosted 5 years agofastindianMember
ride itenary thus:
leave home, check main road, ice free, water running down gutter.
ride to get mate, no worries.
turn onto side road, bang, knock myself out cold, slide down road on face, have no recollection of even feeling the bike going!!
Mate looked round to see whats happening, down he went to!!
cuts to both cheeks, nose, thick cut lip, blood covered!
Good jobs I didnt have any good looks to start with! 😆Posted 5 years agoryreedMember
Glentress was interesting today. A few ‘nearly’ moments but thankfully stayed upright. Getting up to speed was just as easy, it’s the slowing down or changing direction which causes the problems! Stayed until dusk and things were getting very slick by then as the days riders had packed things down and temp dropped to around -4.Posted 5 years agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
Very nearly… I decided against Parkamoor in the end as I sat at the top of the descent. On my own. With a Mountain Rescue helicopter circling overhead. Turned back and came back down.
Will leave it for another day. The trails through the forest were a lot better though 😉Posted 5 years agoJamieMember
I went for a run rather than risk the road bike today. There has been lots of roads flooded, so couldn’t be bothered dodging patches of ice for several hours.
Could be worse, I guess…Posted 5 years agotalltomSubscriber
Gisburn yesterday was more like an ice rink – the raised boardwalk sections were unwalkable nevermind rideable. 4 of us out with 9 full body ‘dabs’. First one was best, my mate in front went from vertical to horizontal so fast he was still in full riding position laying flat on floor – all about 100yd from car parkPosted 5 years ago
No injuries though so all good!!rocketMember
Thanks for that Jon, we’re all so happy for you 😉
Went down on the tarmac on this mornings club run. Lots of black ice on the minor roads. Not too fast – superficial damage to me and bike. 5 out of 10 of us hit the deck at some point. Think I’ll be sore tomorrow. Oh, had a puncture later on too :'(Posted 5 years agob rMember
The frost didn’t shift all day for us, and we’d still a couple of inches of snow that’d fallen on Friday evening – managed 30 miles of top XC.
And one comedy moment at Innerleithen where my rear tyre caught the ice and I spun around, fell off and then slid away from my bike down the hill.Posted 5 years ago
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