easter weekend and how was yours?
Was awesome! 3 days at the Brecon Beacons.
Little chilly the higher we got, bit of snow to avoid here and there but cant complain, didnt rain once!
Only bad point was starting off on a little road section only to have a driver overtake and clip my bars with his wing. He stopped a little further up the road to get out and bend his wing back and not even an apology! All i got after saying ‘That was a little *Censored* close wasnt it?!’ was; ‘ I pay my road tax so you should get out my *Censored* way!’….. I litterally didnt have the words to reply to such a nonsensical statement.
Glad you had a good one anyway!Posted 4 years agoIHNMember
Friday – nice long rambly MTB ride with the little lady
Saturday – pottered about with multiple jobs on multiple bikes, including stripping, cleaning, greasing, reassembling and fitting my new dropper post (some fella told me they’re a good idea…). Then nice country lane roady ride for a couple of hours, followed by birthday meal out and beers
Sunday – my birthday 🙂 Lie-in, breakfast in bed, pressies, lunch at my mums, niece OD-ing on sugar, awesome MTB cake made by the other half 🙂
Monday – not a lot, as it was effing freezing.Posted 4 years agosolarpoweredMember
That sounds wonderful Jedi!Posted 4 years ago
I’m grateful for this thread as it gives me a chance to say a HUGE thank you for what you have taught me …. I put a lot of it into practice this weekend and it has made my riding feel soooo much better 😀
I just hope I can make the next lesson …. Would love to see the kites again too!
Thank you once again, and ‘HAPPY EASTER!’Rob HiltonMember
I 2nd solarpowered’s experience:
Haven’t ridden the MBR for years cos I used to hate it as I got knocked about all over the place on the descents by the rockiness (until I went for a burly bike with lots of travel), but it was such a buzz on Sunday I went and did it again on Monday
I’ve never ridden with so much control & accuracy before and the rocks didn’t matter (now on short travel, less burly bike) cos I was in the air so much of the time. It was **** intense! I haven’t had a buzz like that from short descents for a long time.
It was one of those times (there have been many) where I’ve realized the major change in my ability that Tony has helped me achieve.
how was yours?
It was **** fantastic coach! Thanks for askingPosted 4 years agoSuiMember
ah you did ask – SHIIIIT
Friday: baby number 2 – suspected menengitis 5 hours in A&E (tis ok)
Friday PM: Flooded house, bath tap left on, Clear up flooded house
Saturday: Go for ride to forget about mess – snap bike (top tube and seat tube below linkage) 🙁
Sunday: Find leak in bathroom – fix and clear up mess number 2
Monday: Baby number 1 – contracts hand foot and mouth disease – no sleep for eith er of us now
Tuesday: back at a job i f..king depsise..
nice photo’s though!Posted 4 years agoAdamWMember
3 days at Afan, doing Whites/W2/Wall/(bits of)Skyline and watching the 4X (kayak23 you can see some of me mates on the right of your photo).
Then off to Cwmcarn yesterday for a blast which was absoeffinglutely brilliant.
All aided by training given by Jedi too! 😀Posted 4 years agoBushwackedSubscriber
Friday – enjoyed the day with the family.
enjoyedendured a road ride in the sun. Riding through snow on slicks was interesting. Then took the kids for a walk round the woods to go trail hunting and found a sweet bit of singletrack I’d not known about before 🙂 Then got back home and got a roaring fire going.
Sunday – Visited the outlaws in Devon (missed out on my first BMX race.
Monday – 4 of us had a session at Redditch BMX track which was awesome – learnt so much.
Quality weekend 🙂Posted 4 years agofasthaggisMember
Friday ..cold snow/sleet road ride.
Saturday .. Life saving DIY ,Baking and finishing off Summer bike build.
Sunday .. First taster session at Sir Chris of Hoy Velodrome,scarytastic and brilliant in equal measures,riding those big banks is awezums.
Monday .. Spent the day in Edinburgh with OH acting like a tourist ,brill.Posted 4 years agostimpySubscriber
Took my new bike (Grand Canyon AL 7.9) for its first outings over the long weekend:
Thursday night ride 20 miles over the Purbecks – lovely up and downs
Saturday morning ride 23 miles local trails/singletrack with mates
Sunday morning ride 16 miles solo blast around local trails/woods
Happy legs. And the new bike is loads of fun 😀Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Friday – long road ride (by my standards). Cold, strong head wind for large portions of it.
Saturday – nothing
Sunday – road ride in Oxfordshire whilst staying with family. Cold, strong head wind but still enjoyed it.
Monday – road ride locally. The cold, windy theme continued!
Desparate to get out on the mountain bike, but my usual spots are either complete bogs or closed. Not looking good for this weekend either so I may have to go further afield.Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
Had a weekend break here – http://www.bluestonewales.com/ – sort of Center Parcs lite.
Had a massage booked on the Saturday. My mental image of being gently oiled by a nubile young lady was cruelly dashed when I was greeted by a bloke built like a prop forward with hands like muck shovels. He did a good job of undoing forty years of piss pure posture-induced nastiness in my shoulders though.
Managed to get a few muddy miles in on the bike too. Headed out in a random direction and more by luck than good management managed to pick a route with lots of fire road climbing and rad to the power of sick singletrack descents. Great fun was had by all, we came back with arses like a sepia-toned badger.Posted 4 years agodantsw13Member
Now, this may be a little unfair, but I cycled up Corcovado Mountain to Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on Easter Sunday! I logged it on Strava, but apparently Jesus is KOM on that route!! Back via Copacabana beach to see Usain Bolt run 150m. 62km and 6800ft vertical, all on a rusty Halfords special borrowed from the hotel!!Posted 4 years agomaxtorqueMember
Managed to squeeze in a fun little scoot around Woburn. There is something of an unofficial “arms race” going on with all my riding buddies at the moment, with people appearing on more and more competent bikes, whereas i’m still stuck on my Hardtail. Thing is, i have a secret weapon, it’s called the “jedi way”, so even on my HT i can still drop ’em all on the ups and the downs, cheers Tony 😉Posted 4 years agorickonSubscriber
No riding for me, I was however doing this a short drive from the house in Scotland
Magical winter walk, some pretty thin steep ice over rock at times, and watching your missus slide down an ice sheet before getting an axe placement to arrest herself made it a real brown pointing day.Posted 4 years agobjj.andy.wMember
Friday: went shopping in Preston with the wife and the mother-in-law. Loved every minute of it 🙄 in the evening I drowned my sorrows with copious amounts of vodkaPosted 4 years ago
Saturday : Due to the previous nights binge I nursed a cracking hangover in the morning. Afternoon walked the dog
Sunday: great ride round the bridalways of Grizedale forest in the morning. Afternoon was spent in A&E due to my lad coming off his scooter on the skate park and puting a lovely big cut in his chin 🙁 After they glued him up they sent him on his way.
Monday: was going to go out on a road ride but spent three hours in A&E AGAIN after my lad fell off his scooter AGAIN and ripped open his cut. Only this time they couldn’t glue it so he had to have four stitches put in 🙄
Bloody kids eh, who’d ‘ave ’em 😀iain1775Subscriber
Pretty shit frankly
I was going to Scotland on road bike, checked forecast early in week and it was dreadful so pulled out, forecast promptly improved and they had great weather
however got a call sunday morning to tell us the wifes younger brother had died in a work related accident in Dubai
Only 30 years old, just married last year
Suddenly not spending a weekend on the bike seemed very trivialPosted 4 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
Best trail conditions on Mendip for about a year so got stuck in and rode loads of trails we abandon all winter. Big bikes big armour big speeds. 3-5 hour rides on five consecutive days. Tonight’s was the best night shift ride I’ve done with dust clouds by lamplight.
One good thing about all that rain is how much more limestone bedrock has been exposed.Posted 4 years ago
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