Great pics DV 😀 great ride and I took a chance on the rear tyre to get another two yesterday in and around Chawton Woods/ Bushey Leaze 🙄 My depleted stock of patches and tubes is even more so now and really must look for a new 26″ tyre of about 2.0/2.1″
Okay, Sunday 20th, I’m in 😀 Late morning sounds favourable, 11-ish? Happy to meet at chez Bartimaeus or car park, whichever is more convenient for others. As you can see, I am nothing but flexible 😉 Very much looking forward to it, is it the three of us so far? Presuming johnj won’t be able to make it?
As for length of ride, happy to attempt either and will willingly follow our guide for the day and what he feels most appropriate. Over to you Bartimaeus! 😀Posted 3 years agoSteelsrealSubscriber
while we are on the subject of hampshire riding, I managed to lose my knog blinder somewhere between cheesefoot head and baybridge. MOst probably in the woods bit but if anyone comes across it could you let me know. All black and missing the mount (still on my bars!)…
reward for information leading to safe return of sadly missed illuminatorPosted 3 years agoLummoxSubscriber
Just a quickie
*******HEAD DOWN Buriton has been visited by a determined stick man ********
Cleared the path up to the start point for the dh/wiggle waggle etc
Cleared top of wiggle waggle and multiple places along its length
Cleared parts of 200m
Cleared the tight twisty wooded sections that formed part of the last day enduro
Cleared multiple parts of enduro route 4
Some were obvious some less so and they were big obstacles that would catch you out.
Go carefullPosted 3 years ago
Great ride tonight from titchfield abbey to wickham railway. Up into Bere forest and from there I am lost, little bit of road but mostly off road stuff, really enjoyed it despite my riding partner big Shep who cheats on hills. I have proof now that 29rs are massively quicker than 26rs on hills going up 😉Posted 3 years agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
Nice pic from frogstomp. 😀
john – there seems to be a few opportunities to cross the A34. There’s an NCN through Winch but looks as though you’d need to pick up the B3420 before hitting the off road trails although if you diverted through Itchen Wood you could really increase the off road trails.Posted 3 years ago
Hi Frogstomp, just sent you a mail with Bartimaeus’ address, which is where we’re meeting at 11am tomorrow
Looking forward to it! 8)
EDIT: Your mail addy in your profile doesn’t seem to want to receive mail, if you’d like to PM me, I’ll send you on the address details.
EDIT: cancel that, my mistake in copying your PM addy. New mail sent.Posted 3 years ago
no worries, was a great ride, thanks Bartimaus.. however i still am not too sure the words “a nice” and “climb” should be in the same sentence!!!Posted 3 years ago
so i did the Bavid Daily and took some snaps. i have omitted the ones with facial pics of slackalice (due, we were led to beleive, to legal reasons 😉 😆 ) hopefully bartimaus can supply where the pics were taken
Haha! 😀 What a stonkingly good ride! 8) Big up and thanks to Batimaeus for excellent guiding, forewarning of the trail to come, snippets of local information and for riding so effortlessly up the “nice climbs” 😉
My phone app made it as 27miles and a bit, with an average of just under 9.5mph – which I’m pretty chuffed with over such terrain – although I’m sure Barimaeus and Frostomp would have easily done it quicker, so thank you both for waiting for us at the tops 😀
The route contained a fab mix of everything, wooded single track, SDW, tiny bit’s of road linking, rapid descents that required concentration, the downhill trails at Stoughton that were preceded by all of us admitting that we were definitely in the ‘wheels on the ground’ type of riders and rad gnarr was duly shredded with finesse and maturity 😀 . We had climbs that ranged from ‘nice’, to ‘very nice’, to ‘incredibly nice’, just because it maintained its sharp gradient for so very long… Definitely the Hors Categorie climb of the day – which was all very quickly forgotten with the 2km descent that followed, even though DV picked up the only puncture of the day. We did the decent thing and carried on, safe in the knowledge that the bears would be more apprehensive of him than he of they 😉
Yep, continuous litigation over broken camera lenses and loss of pixels, means that unfortunately, my visage must no longer be captured without due consent, never mind! However, I feel everyone else is fair game and I produced my camera for the main reason for the ride in the first place – namely the cream tea stop 😛
In no particular order, the happy crew include Dom (riding buddy of mine for the last 20+ years 8) ), Bartimaeus, Daftvader and Frogstomp.
And here are our bikes taking a rest during the stop
I think the locations for DV’s pics are:
Looking over Stoughton
Top of Kingley Vale – bit hazy for a really good view of the Channel and IOW
Lunch stop in I think Stoughton
The next two are Harting Down
Cream Tea in Compton.
Bartimaues, Frogstomp, daftvader and my mate Dom, thank you all very much for a great ride with great company, gorgeous weather, dry trails and no injuries! 😀 8)Posted 3 years ago
Well I really enjoyed that, including the uphill bits… and once you’re ‘up’ you know that it’s time to head ‘down’. Thanks for coming, guys.
Pics (1) Walderton Down at ‘the bar’ overlooking Stoughton, (2) Kingley Vale looking south over Stoke Clump (you have to imagine that you can see Chichester Cathedral and the Isle of Wight as it was very hazy), (3) The Royal Oak at Hooksway, (4) Harting Downs looking NW towards South Harting, (5) Tower Hill ruins, at Uppark, and finally (6) The promised cream tea at the Compton Village Shop and Tea Room – splendid!Posted 3 years ago
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