- First time in Hebden Bridge
I’m not sure what Ed takes you on for that course but I suspect it’ll be the steep stuff. I’d take your Alps bike – makes sense to take the same bike you’ll be taking to the Alps?
As for tyres, something that’ll stick to rocks. Lots of rocks… But good in loamy stuff. You won’t need muds…Posted 4 years ago
I thought the Heckler would be fine – it climbs ok, but a bit wanders – I am expecting a down-oriented course!
Ive got an On-One Chunky Monkey/Smorgasboard combo on it at the moment, so that should do.
Im going to be arriving early on thursday – any recommendations for a short ride on thursday evening?Posted 4 years ago
Im heading up to Hebden Bridge for an “Alps Prep” skills course with Ed Oxley on friday. Ive never ridden up there before.
Now, seeing as it is an Alps Prep day, I was intending to use my slackened Heckler, as it is my Alps bike. The other option is my 140mm Titus FTMc.
Any ideas? Also is it a Full Muds, or Chunky Alps tyres conditions?Posted 4 years ago
Pub after sounds good – in fact I’ll probably be staying in a pub!! 1.5-2 hrs sounds perfect! I wont be going like a rocket either because:
a. Im not a racing snake
b. I’ll have been driving all day
c. Ive got a skills day on fri, so want to be vaguely fresh!!
I can probably manage 2 spare lights, so it means we wont have to bin it due to bad light.Posted 4 years ago
No, emailed one B&B, Ed O offered help finding accom if required, I’m waiting to hear back from both. The whole thing was a bit last minute!! I was looking for a course in may/jun, but couldn’t make the dates, so jumped into this one instead.
I’m hoping to sort it all tomorrow.Posted 4 years ago
Great minds think almost alike… but more for the good beer than riding potential.
Anyone got any route suggestions?
I was thinking possibly a figure of eight? From stubbing, up Ragley, back to Heptonstall, down the blue pig, up though craggs, back to slack, down lumb bank/back of Eaves, and back down to the stubbing for beer o’clock?Posted 4 years ago
I am sitting in the sun fettling my bike with a huge grin on my face looking forward to this trip!! Please don’t break me before my day with Ed on friday 😆
Im taking my Heckler out for a shakedown ride with my local group tonight – complete overkill for my local trails with 160 Marzocchi Bombers on it!Posted 4 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
Damn, I would have loved to join you on Thursday but I’ve got a parents’ eve at school to attend. I’m sure you’ll have fun. Hebden is great.
For what it’s worth, some of the pics on Ed’s site for that course look like they’re on Stanny’s (AKA Public Funpath) and maybe the lower half of Pecket Well, plus some “other stuff”Posted 4 years ago
I’m going to try and get out for this now subject to approval from SWMBO.
6PM at the Stubbing Wharf then? I’d agree with something staying local to Heptonstall too. Maybe up Jack Bridge, down the zig zags (or Slack Tracks), back up to Heptonstall, Blue Pig (or Stannys) and maybe a push up one side of Peckett Well and down the other (good) side?
I’ll confirm later…Posted 4 years ago
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