Monday Morning Debrief No. 23 – What did you do?
Sunday involved a few of us rattling around the Preferred Singletrack Loop at a reasonable clip to get one party back in time for a lunch outing. Probably should have mown the lawn that affernoon but took the family for a walk to look at the bluebells before the canopy fills in and puts them to bed for another year.Posted 4 years agochilled76Member
Started fitting a new kitchen floor on Saturday… no riding next weekend as a result of losing a load of plaster when removing the skirting board.
Sunday- Rode a charity bike ride called Tonya’s Challenge. Nothing to shout about in terms of technical trails or anything as it is mostly a ride through farm land. But the spirit of the day was great and 37 miles off road in 3.5 hours has left me broken today!Posted 4 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
Somebody should get journos to ride in mud one day!
Saturday – a quick 20 mile local loop then fiddling with bikes outside but got fed up with 1) Nothing fitting (just one of those days) and 2) Hopping in and out dodging the rain showers. Carbo loaded on Saturday evening.
Sunday – Bucks Off Road! Rode the short loop (50k) with Mrs O. Had a few issues with her rear mech which had somehow got bent but we got round. Finished just as the rain stopped! Perfect.Posted 4 years agomarsdenmanMember
CVMBC for me. Great event, as ever.Posted 4 years ago
30 miles on the challenge.
Rode to the start and back.
Total of 41 miles and 1650mtrs ascent.
All off 2/3 of no riding in the run-up 😯
Arguably a silly thing to do but, a dragged my sorry butt around… think i’m clinging on to a place in the last 10 to finish …DaveMember
How was yours?Posted 4 years agorocketmanMember
Cannock on Friday a perfectly timed run between the morning downpour and the afternoon downpour
Saturday too wet, CBA
Sunday was a day of meh with the kids doing school work and mrs rocket preparing a meal for some relatives. Of course in these circumstances I had no choice but to go for a lap of Cannock. Started off dry then at the halfway stage I faced the dilemma of racing back and staying dry but having to socialise with the relatives or extending the ride and getting wet… 😉Posted 4 years agoKunstlerMember
Yesterday I did my first century on an mtb (or any kind of bike for that matter). I changed my plans on route when hit with bad weather and then regretted doing so. For penance, I altered my route home to take in some climbs – which seemed to give me a boost.
On Friday I also managed to get 69 miles in around a work day. It’s all training for an endurance challenge.
Feeling a bit fatigued today – will be out on the bike later to see if I’m a bit creaky.Posted 4 years agobuck53Subscriber
Managed to dodge the rain on Saturday and tried out the new NCC trails down the road at Clayton Vale.Lots of fun blue nadgery-ness to be had, seems I didn’t find quite a bit as well, so will be back one evening this week.
Sunday involved no riding, watched my girlfriend’s jazz band play in a park in Littleborough, then raced home to defrost/dry out and watch Fergie’s farewell.Posted 4 years agomugsys_m8Subscriber
Saturday: the kids were ‘a bit of a handful’ Went for a very samll walk with the kids on their bikes. Then Mrs Mugsy took them swimming whilst I gave my roadbike a long overdue fettle including new bars and cables.
Sunday: Rescued Mrs Mugsy as she got knocked off her road bike in the first 20km of what was to be a 3hr ride. Headed up into the Vercors with the family and tried to compete in the Department Championships UFOLEP road race. Was never going to be a contender but would be happy to finish. Course was HARD with a strong headwind on a 3km stretch then a STEEP narrow 500m odd climb Settled down was in a good group of 4 others behind the main peloton and then 4 laps in of a 7 lap race my saddle clamp on the seatpost slipped and I couldn’t ride anymore.
Luckily could have been a worse day: Mrs Mugsy is not hurt, bike is a bit of a mess though and she needs to get training, but could be without a road bike for a while due to insurances etc.Posted 4 years agolittlemisspandaMember
Cannock on Friday – didn’t time it as well as rocketman and got soaked, but still had fun.
Did the Yorkshire Weaver yesterday (56 miles) and got wet again. Despite grunting, hacking and swearing my way through it (so ladylike me) I’m pretty sure I’ll be doing more races!Posted 4 years agooxym0r0nSubscriber
After sending a small group to Swanage last weekend, the Combe Raiders were back in force for a 50th birthday!
We did a short ride on the Friday evening, followed by the SSUK route on the Saturday. We then liked together some of Charlie’s recommendations for a great 23 mile Sunday ride.
Some great company, riding, food, beer and cider [we may have accidentally raced some roadies in the Jurrasic Wiggle sportive^ too :oops:]Posted 4 years agoBigSteveMember
Saturday – off piste around Cannock. Some new routes so that was good.
Sunday I entered the Eastridge Mini Enduro – thinking that beimg “Mini” it would be gentle intro. Not a chance – over 3000ft of climb in 12 miles. That obviously also means 3000ft of decent. (Thats both practice and competition). It was like nothing I’ve riden before. Nothing like it that I’ve found round Cannock. Seriously steep, rooty, rocky, gnarly – well it was for a nigh on 50yr old fattie.
Got round without getting off, falling off etc but very near the bottom of the table.Posted 4 years agoben061Subscriber
Did a bit to redress my ride to dig balance at Stainburn. Warmed up on the Norwood side, which was towards the less muddy of its conditions and offered some good root and rock action. Did various permutations of Warren boulder reds and black until worn out, which happened to correspond with lunchtime. Nice.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
Thanks to househusband, ojom and jimmy for a memorable evening 😉Posted 4 years ago
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