Awesome ride, beautiful weather and great views and good banter, didn’t hit any problems till the last few miles when slackalices rear tyre decided to try a new career as a sieve!. Absolutely nackered now. Only took a couple of pics, will put them up tomorrow. CG the wrist is doing well, will see what it’s like tomorrow… Will let slackalice explain thePosted 3 years ago
hangoverillness…. 😉 😆
. Johnj… Hope you heal soon.
john – blimey, that sounds nasty but be positive for having another go. Do hope that you’re not too sore and will be able to get back out there again soon.
daftvader – sounds like a great day, apart from the tyre obviously! Good news that your wrist was fine after no doubt having cabin fever for a while!Posted 3 years ago
It was an awesome ride! 😀 Great views, classic XC 28mile loop that we both covered effortlessly 😆 And then my back tyre effortlessly covered the last few miles with Stans until there was no more Stans left in the tyre, we admitted defeat and popped a tube in. Nice pump DV 😉
Frequent munching of Granola bars meant my withered state resulting from my Saturday
migrainesic hangover 😆 ,courtesy of stupid amounts of port the previous night, I was able to winch my way round. Thankfully, DV was up to the task of keeping me going with lots of idle banter that kept my legs mostly quiet 😀
To then cap it off with a spread of much yumminess at chez vader, i left feeling replete in every sense 🙂
Many thanks for your guiding, snippets of local information, hostelry and for being an all round “most excellent dude” DV 8)
We were talking about the next ride out to be around the Kingley Vale area, its been years since I rode around there, so our local knowledge is sparse, save the route Bartemaeus posted on the previous page. Apparently DV says that if its a gpx file, he can do something clever with it and his Garmin. Am I right in thinking the gpx files are on the QECP site if I log on there? Alternatively, any local takers willing to take us round, offer kind words of encouragement and keep my back tyre away from flint? 😉 We don’t have a date yet, but sure one will appear at some point soon.
Now, onto more serious matters…. What rear tyre for my HT…..? Please 😀Posted 3 years ago
No worries about guiding johnj, it’ll be great to have you along. I’ll pester Bartimaeus, Ive met him once and even seen him countdown from three – he taught me everything I know about counting down from three, so I have every faith he’ll agree to something 😉
Cheers for your suggestions! 😀Posted 3 years ago
I have copious GPX files for KV which I can share – but as I’m keen to be included I will also offer to guide. Today I met a friendly family up at the top of KV, and they let me guide their 9 year old boy down the top of The Vale DH run, so I must have a trustworthy face.Posted 3 years ago
Thank you Bartimaeus 😀 as you know, I’ll need to be guided down anything to avoid face-planting!
How about the 20th? July that is?
I can’t do the 27th.
Let’s do this thing people! I don’t have long left round these parts, before I venture forth to the flat-lands 😀Posted 3 years ago
20th looks doable for me. I’m not sure I understand anyone who can use the words ‘sensibly’ and ‘early’ in the same sentence, especially not when they are talking 7am… I usually plan my rides as ‘morning’, ‘afternoon’ or ‘evening’, with afternoon rides possibly including a cream tea, and evening rides possibly including a pub stop.Posted 3 years ago
and the rest from a ride around Dummer on parts of the wayfarers walk. massively over grown in places and several of the fast bits have had purposely felled trees placed across the trail which is annoying. The donkeys were running along with me on the way past, so thought I’d get a pic on the way back!
cheersPosted 3 years ago
Sunday 20th… where and what time? I’d rather ‘not too early’ so if you want to ride at 6am then I think I may pass. Options are to meet near KV (I can give you directions to a couple of places) or at my house in Southbourne which is 3 miles from Adsdean.
Plenty of options from a tour of the area (40k http://app.strava.com/activities/51816142) to a shorted 25k loop, or even just a ride over to Stoughton to play on the downhill trails there.Posted 3 years ago
daftvader – thanks for posting pics! Not sure where numbers 2 and 4 are though? Watership Down area looks as lovely as ever and do hope that in the not too distant future I’ll be able to manage those hills.
Didn’t get out this weekend, not riding much at all lately. 🙁Posted 3 years ago
Hi Cg… No 2 is, I think, at the top of a section about 3 miles after the manydown land will check on the map later, and number 4 is somewhere behind Dummer towards the Candovers can’t be more specific than that II’m afraid…. Was a good ride tho, natural single speed countryside. Not many hills and none of them very steep. Did you get the gpx file to load on your gps?Posted 3 years ago
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