I went up to Kielder yesterday as it looked like the only place in the North East that would have sun. Set off at about 2 from the car park and rode deadwater. Didn’t see a soul apart from the 4 lost looking Polish riders staring in bewilderment at the old fire road up to the beacon.
So my question is this: where was everyone, weather was glorious, little to no wind, no midges, dusty dry trails in great condition, What’s going on? Everyone watching Le Tour, the golfists mincing around Scotland or The Ashes? I like empty trails, but to find myself totally alone in a great trail centre at the end of one of the best weather weeks for years was a little bewildering.Posted 4 years agouphillcursingSubscriber
Keilder, most riders I ever saw there was on a night ride just before I emigrated. There must have been twenty riders and every single one was part of our group.
Had all day epics and never seen another rider. Saying that the trials are not the greatest and therefore not likely to attract people from a long way off. Midges could drain you dry in minutes on a bad day.Posted 4 years ago
Still beats the busy times here in Melbourne on the bi directional trails. Stopping and starting every hundred meters if you pick the wrong day or time.I_did_dabSubscriber
After two horriblePosted 4 years ago
winterssummers everyone will be out on lovely nature made trails enjoying the dry dustiness and the taste of sheep poo on the breeze.
Personally, I was out overshooting hairpin bends on my road bike in County Durham 😯 45 mph and cheap tires, not a good combination…hot_fiatSubscriber
Most of Deadwater is open, Kersey Cleugh to 3 dog climb is shut as the FC have been working that area. Up & over looked open, but the dog’s paws had started to blister by that point so back to the car we went. Poor little mite, wish she’d learn to not throw her booties.
Drac: where did you head to on Friday?Posted 4 years agoPosted 4 years ago
Drac: where did you head to on Friday?
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