Monday Morning Debrief 56 -Spring's here, where did you ride?
Sweaty and dehydrating, in a good way! I rode my first 650b and 29er at the Leisure Lakes demo, which may have been a bad thing from my wallet’s point of view 🙂Posted 4 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
Gisburn. Hated it. Washed out, filthy in places, no flow, seems like you climb twice as far as you descend. Up there with Ae as places I never want to visit again (apart from the fact I’m racing in the PMBA Enduro up there!). The only good bit is Home Baked and the log rides on the short techy section in the middle of the 8.Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
did the new loop at cwmcarn, really good, a few boggy bits here and there but my driest ride in months, great descents and enjoyed the slightly muddy bit coming down through the woods too, loved the last couple of descents, fast and lairy stuff
also did the twrch which was great but legs were tired by the end
not helped by my POS KS seatpost creeping down slowly over the ride!
if someone had been selling reverbs (tbf id have taken a CB Joplin at that point!) in the car park id have whipped out my credit cardPosted 4 years agoJonEdwardsMember
Roadie on Saturday afternoon – 45 miles around the Peak. Smashing day once the mist had burnt off, but a surprisingly stiff headwind. Great views – stomping up out of Edale was just lovely.
Yesterday – 6 hrs off road. Bar having a high speed “bike stops/rider doesn’t moment” on the Beast (think I tagged a pedal!), a stunning day out.Posted 4 years agobombjackMember
Had a great spin around the Fineshade and Wakerley woods, after playing Union on Saturday I wasn’t feeling too up for it) but jeesus it was awesome being in the sun again. I was expecting it to be wetter but it wasn’t too bad. Only rode for 1 1/2 hrs but to be honest that was more then enough.Posted 4 years ago
The sun is out!
best weekend in a long while…
Started out as a snowboard trip to Glen Coe, that turned out to be a bust so went to wales to a friends caravan I have access to in Llarnug.
Rhyl Marsh tracks Saturday Morning, Followed by a Quick scramble up Tryfan.
Sunday was Antur stiniog in the morning and Coed y Brenin in the afternoon.
ace fun.Posted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
Mate’s stag day on Saturday – round the trails at Glenlivet. Good turnout, not all experienced MTBers so another mate and I took a quick athletic spin round in morning.
Went well for the full monty ride, must have been 15 of us all in; the stag dutifully managed to wipe out on his previously good knee, thankfully intact otherwise.
Sunshine later, but *really* windy and at first overcast —
Posted 4 years agojohnj2000Member
Monday morning run saw me see the sun rise, 2 hrs standing whatching the boy play rugby, cpl of hours trying fix a laptop and then!!!Late afternoon ride at QECP sessioning a drop off that I can’t get right. Didn’t matter that I couldn’t get it right I didn’t fall off, the sun was shining, it was still light at 6pm, and the children were out with friends so nothing to feel guilty about!Brilliant, brilliant day. Oh and saw the sun set on the way home.Posted 4 years agodavosaurusrexSubscriber
Family ride down to the seafront with our three (two riding, one in child seat) and a mate’s family (mirage who is on here periodically for you Northern monkeys who know him) who had the same set up. His wife compared trying to keep them all sort of together whilst weaving through hundreds of pedestrians and other cyclists as “like herding cats”. A smashing day of picnic, playgrounds and chucking stones into the water.
Got back and then we went straight out on the mountain bikes for a beautiful and almost completely mud free couple of hours on the South Downs. The re-jigged Steyning Blue Run is better than ever, kudos to the builders, Steyning MTB. What a great weekend.Posted 4 years agojimoiseauMember
Got the train down to St Remy les Chevreuse just south of Paris Saturday morning with a couple of mates. Lots of climbing, ended up walking a couple of climbs towards the end, got home massively dehydrated and got 10 hours’ sleep that night. Great fun, need to work on my fitness, but first dry trails for months were a blast. No clean bike though unfortunately due to some boggy bits still in the shadiest areas.Posted 4 years agojonweMember
Chilterns(ish) belsize to wendover and back. Tracks drying out in places though still bog snorkelling around the ostrich/emu farm at chesham and at Sarratt bottom. Many of the hill sections are washed out down to hardcore/flint and there are numerous trees down across the tracks. (What are the legal implications of taking a chainsaw on a ride and doing a bit of trimming en-route?).
The Boot at Sarratt was great as always and very welcoming to two muddy old farts.
Overall ride – best since september.Posted 4 years agojekkylMember
I spent most of Sunday at a playpark and then on the motorway, home in time though for a night ride with my friend. Thinking that we’ve had dry weather for 3 days we’ll try our local long off-road route. Ditched it after half way round for a spank through the city, still had a great time.Posted 4 years agoFOGSubscriber
Was planning an all dayer around Bakewell and further south but was hit by the two punctures -one tube dilemma luckily I hadn’t got too far when the second puncture hit so started riding very slowly back to car with flat rear tyre [needless to say not a soul around to scrounge tube / repair kit]. At this point I stopped to have another grob around in the pack to see if there was anything useful and amazingly found an ancient packet of Park patches. They were in very poor condition and would barely stick to the tube but lasted long enough to get 100 m from the car before finally expiring.I must buy some new patches!Posted 4 years agodevbrixSubscriber
Massive Dartmoor loop from Bovey, Yarner, Hound Tor, Jays Grave, massive blast down from Hookney Tor, back to Jays Grave, Haynes Down, Manaton, bounced down Water, Lustleigh Cleave and back in time to see England beat Wales. Perfect day. Not a cloud, shorts, short sleeves. Two weeks ago full waterproofs.Posted 4 years ago
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