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  • Light evening rides have arrived!
  • simondbarnes
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    This surely marks the end of winter? In from work around 1830, quick change, grab cross bike and head up the hill in sunshine. Ace :)

    IMG_20170404_192845_022 by Simon Barnes[/url], on Flickr

    IMG_20170404_203316_981 by Simon Barnes[/url], on Flickr

    IMG_20170404_203621_893 by Simon Barnes[/url], on Flickr

    IMG_20170404_203437_000 by Simon Barnes[/url], on Flickr

    Bez
    Full Member

    Smug child-free **** ;)

    jekkyl
    Full Member

    God of cycling be praised, hallelujah! Raise your hands unto the Lord and place them upon the handlebars. Go forth amongst the mud and the roots and cast your eyes skywards to the sun.

    Bregante
    Full Member

    Looking at this and my FB feed it looks like half of stw was up at Rivi tonight.

    simondbarnes
    Full Member

    I only saw 2 other riders, heading the opposite way along George’s Lane to me. Cracking evening (ignoring the freezing wind at the pike)

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Tomorrow night looks like my lads pub ride will become a dad’s ride with LittleMissMC and one of her friends. Sure the pub will do soft drinks and crisps while I have a pie and a pint.

    Sandwich
    Full Member

    Not quite, mornings still too cold to remove the facial hair. Summer is here when I go out clean shaved (on the face, legs always hairy).

    RoterStern
    Free Member

    For you maybe but my evening rides don’t start getting light until June and end in July :( But I don’t set out until after work at 9pm.

    wildc4rd
    Free Member

    I was thinking exactly the same thing last night!!

    nickc
    Full Member

    Was out last night in the lovely evening sunshine. Glorious.

    tinybits
    Free Member

    Got out on Tuesday, managed a quick 15 miles and in before I needed to turn a light on. Then the bike didn’t even need clean! Love it….
    Trying again tonight (and I’ve got 2 kids, the wife and I take turns to sort them out in the evening, last night she went to the gym, I did kids and dinner)

    fifeandy
    Free Member

    Indeed, its very close to being time to pack lights away for a few months :-)

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    Sure was, lights not required until well after 8, which is nice.

    lowey
    Full Member

    Rivi was indeed ace last night. Your right about the cold wind though.
    20170404_190017 by Dave Lowe[/url], on Flickr
    20170404_193212 by Dave Lowe[/url], on Flickr

    jonnym92
    Free Member

    Was a belter. Tyres are shot, double puncture and the pads are worn to the metal but wasn’t heading home early on such a nice evening!

    chakaping
    Full Member

    Were you riding along Georges Lanes past the kennels last night OP? Think we passed one another.

    Glorious evening…

    simondbarnes
    Full Member

    Were you riding along Georges Lanes past the kennels last night OP? Think we passed one another.

    I was indeed! Must have been you and your mate I saw :)

    flyingmonkeycorps
    Full Member

    Commuter is still in winter mode (guards and Marathon Pluses) so I stuck to the road, but a lovely scenic route home nonetheless.

    hooli
    Free Member

    Brilliant isn’t it, lighter evenings and trails drying up nicely. Just need a bit more warmth for rides to finish in the pub beer garden.

    honourablegeorge
    Full Member

    My lights are still in the car from last Wednesday’s after work ride, never turned them on.

    SaxonRider
    Full Member

    Raise your hands unto the Lord and place them upon the handlebars

    Unless you mean this as a consecutive action, I am having a hard time picturing the consequent posture.

    howsyourdad1
    Free Member

    still got the ice spikers on here , just a little bit of snow left on the trails. light until 930pm though. Midnight cycling in a around 10 weeks.

    oink1
    Free Member

    This post makes me happy :mrgreen:

    jamesg55
    Free Member

    :D yep, I got out last Thursday and looking forward to going out again tomoz. So nice not having to wash the bike and gear all the time

    simondbarnes
    Full Member

    Sod the knackered legs. Out again this evening. May have brought a beer with me :)

    IMG_20170405_195113_811 by Simon Barnes[/url], on Flickr

    IMG_20170405_194741_007 by Simon Barnes[/url], on Flickr

    garage-dweller
    Full Member

    Simon that beer appears to be a long way from home!

    Lovely ride last night. Working late for rest of week i fear.

    simondbarnes
    Full Member

    Simon that beer appears to be a long way from home!

    So am I. I come from just down the road from the Ringwood brewery.

    jekkyl
    Full Member

    jamesg55, great video, I like your style. Hopwas Staffs?

    spooky_b329
    Full Member

    Left work a little early.

    26 mile offroad commute home.

    It was like an extra mini weekend, midweek :)

    Now I’ve got to ride back…didn’t sort a front light, still dark :( Might be a bit late back to work!

    takisawa2
    Full Member

    Certainly looked like Hopwas jekkyl.
    Despite being a few miles away, Its not somewhere I’ve ridden other than passing through. Always thought it a bit boggy.

    jekkyl
    Full Member

    The video makes it look very attractive indeed. I may have to take a drive out. Could do with a gpx for a 15 mile(ish) route James if you have one? ta.

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    Took mini-me No.1 out last night, he’s loving it.

    jamesg55
    Free Member

    thanks for the nice comments jekkyl. It is indeed Hopwas, staffs. next to Tamworth. It does get boggy over the winter but it’ll be fine now until next winter.

    In regards to GPX routes. you can do a number of XC routes from hopwas using local bridleways going away and then back to hopwas woods (i’ll grab one and stick it up for you). But all the trails in wood itself are in a very condensed area. So once you have found one trail you have basically found them all. so a gpx route for just hopwas woods is near impossible to follow as everything is just on top of everything else. if that makes any sense? lol

    jamesg55
    Free Member

    simondbarnes – loving the idea of taking an ale out 8)

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