How slow do you get in the mud?
north moor land mud can be really difficult though. Not claggy like some of the clay stuff down south but so slippy you feel 90% of every pedal stroke has gone to waste.
Mud is what cross bikes were invented for, you can feel the speed difference when going through heavy mud although I guess that's just the narrower tyres.Posted 8 years ago
Gisburn mud can be tricky too tinsy, running landing tho if you're fast at unclipping 😉
Climbing and flat wasn't too bad at all, it was mainly the downs.
Oh and anyone else think 2.35 Nevegals are a bit twitchy in mud? Never actually lost it but slipped then 'caught' quite a few times, bonty mud on the back is a winner tho.Posted 8 years ago
Went out for a spin last night, could not believe how much mincing I was doing. The moorland downhills I was flying down a couple of weeks ago in the dry (or atleast mildly damp) were taken slowly and clumsily. No speedo or timing so dunno how much slower I was but it felt dead slow. Better drained rocky/gravelly trails were closer to normal speeds, guess I need to brush up on my mud skills – looks like all last winter wasn't practice enough.
Is everyone like this? or do some of you just float over the mud?Posted 8 years agojonbMember
Dibbs – Member
Mud? sorry I don't understand as I ride the Quantocks most of the time
Grrr I used to wonder what all the fuss was over mud tyres. Now I've done a Northumbrian winter it all makes sense.
Still May 2011, I have a Quantocks ride planned. It's not that I'm super organised but my Sister is getting Married Near Enmore and it would be incredibly rude not to take a bike when I'm a stones throw away.Posted 8 years ago
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