Monday Morning Debrief No. 20 – Spring! What did you do?

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    Sunny and warm ride in the Peak on Saturday 🙂 ….

    2013-04-20-055.jpg by Simon_R, on Flickr

    2013-04-20-053.jpg by Simon_R, on Flickr


    Leigh Woods. Old testament. Lovely, dry and quiet.

    Ps hipstagram. sorry.


    Yesterday- matey came down from the Lakes stupidly early so I could take him on a Peaks ride. I forgot my helmet but we did; Heatherdene, Hagg farm descent, the Beast descent, Gores Descent upto WLT then ‘cough’ to finish. Beat the bad weather (if it happened?) too 8)

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    I spent Saturday being feed alcohol by my mates as it was my stag do. I’ve not consumed so much in years but had a great laugh.

    I left them on Sunday morning and met another mate for a ride round Llandegla as it was nearby, I was however feeling very fragile.


    Friday afternoon cycled up to Dartmoor straight after work…

    Last Night’s Bedroom by Slugwash, on Flickr

    Friday Evening Fishing by Slugwash, on Flickr

    Morning @ The Avon Dam by Slugwash, on Flickr

    Saturday cycled back from Dartmoor and fitted a trailgator to my daughter’s bike to give her a turbo boost up those 1 in 5 hills that frequent our locality (fine tuning/adjustment still needed)…

    Trailgator Panda Portrait by Slugwash, on Flickr

    Sunday, dropped the kids off at a skatepark in Paignton whilst off out on some errands…

    Preston – Torbay by Slugwash, on Flickr

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    43-ish miles on Saturday in short sleeves. Saw loads of deer. There was dust, there was sunburn. There was also an angry pensioner on a bit of cheeky trail!! The last descent back to the Orwell shore was fab and the bluebells can’t be far off.
    Sunday a club ride around Tunstall with Nutella cake to finish (made by me). A cracking weekend and all the more enjoyable for not about to succumb to an infection like last week.

    Premier Icon ahsat

    Friday (first dry day of Lake District honeymoon), took the bikes up Helvellyn. p20 rode down all of it, even the snow patch on Lower Man – I was a bit more of a girl!

    Saturday walked Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag and decided though it was bridleway, never to bring a bike up there (well the bit from Scarths Gap looked fun)

    Sunday – had sore muscles, drank coffee and stroked shiny things in outdoor shops and chuckled at the people at Whinlatter Challenge in the rain! And then had the reality of coming home….! Major post wedding come down!

    Now sat at my desk for the first time in 2 weeks really struggling to concentrate and refreshing my emails to see if my new bike parts have been dispatched!

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    Saturday in the lakes did this loop – Braithwaite > coledale hause > Grassmoor > Lad hows > Lanthwaite > Gasgale gill > Coledale hause > Grisedale Pike > Braitheaite.

    Spring is finally here at last!

    blog35miles by pmnewbery, on Flickr

    blog35miles-2 by pmnewbery, on Flickr

    Premier Icon honeybadgerx

    Managed to have one of my best and worst days on the bike on Sunday. Finally completed the new steed and set off for High Cup Nick from Cow Green. Cycling down to the dam I thought ‘wow, I’ve really shaken this chest infection’ five mins later I was dry retching on the first climb… given the uphill nature of the ride out, plus a headwind, plus the lung capacity of an asthmatic hamster, I managed an awesome 5kph on the outward leg. Finally arriving at the nick, was busy taking in the amazing views, and promptly decked it at 2mph whilst crossing the stream and somehow got completely drenched in about two inches of water. On the bright side I loves my new bike, just needs a rider that can keep up with it…

    Premier Icon tommyhine

    Choose an amazing weekend for my first visit to the lake district.
    Friday – Lonscale Fell on Friday afternoon was amazing fun.
    Saturday – A couple of loops around Whinlatter was superb in the sun.
    Sunday – A very precarious ascent of Scafell Pike on foot in shorts, almost zero visibility at the top and driving hale stones and a trail that was covered in snow made for very difficult navigation but a great challenge. I was happy to get down into some warm and dry clothes.
    I shall be returning for some more natural stuff in the future.

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    3 rides for me around Bringewood / mortimer’s forest with a mix of xc and dh. Had planned to go elsewhere but conditions were so good I didn’t bother so I could ride from the house :D. No idea how to upload photos straight from my phone, sorry!


    Warm up ride to regain some of the fitness lost over winter, 18 mile loop with some playtime in the middle.

    Made a tiny vid during playtime….enjoy….

    Premier Icon neilc1881

    No rides for me other than a quick pootle with the family and hound. Busy lambing which is making it more spring like round here, just need some serious grass growth now!

    IMAG0886 by neil.d.cox, on Flickr


    >Friday – Ran back n’ forth along the coast path:

    >Saturday – normal shopping stuff, then checked / serviced / fixed a skip-found ‘BSA Twenty’ and then delivered it to my mum (who loves it):

    >Sunday – Took the Peregrine out, down green-lanes / back-country roads:

    >Monday – Finally sorted my STW login credentials out: (hence this post). 😉

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    Mountain Bike Orienteering at Mugdock (Glasgow) on Saturday. Attempted to service my forks on Sunday.

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    Went away for the weekend. Climbed a hill in the Lakes, getting sunburnt. Climbed various trees with the kids. Ate too much. Found a yummy red wine. Caught up with old friends. 8)

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    Best day ever. I got married.

    Tour de Mendip Gnarr on Sunday with the lads.


    Went out for a blast on my usual loop from Devils Dyke near Brighton, weather was stunning, I even got a little sun burnt

    Devils Dyke Panoramic by lehutch, on Flickr

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    porter_jamie FTW, and what are your doing on STW with a new wife around? More important things to get on with…


    Best day ever. I got married.


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    Testing an Orange Gyro for four days on lovely sunny trails. Life doesn’t get much better 🙂

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