Monday Morning Debrief No. 25 – What did you do?
I orgainised (with much help) my first XC event
Went down really well. Smiles all round.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Family away for half term last week, so managed 600km riding home from the inlaws last weekend. Couple of evening mtb rides this week including new riding companions and new trails (pros and cons with both…)
175km pikey-dodging on the road before lunch on saturday to meet the family and drive the rest of the way home with them.
Planting out the allotment yesterday with my eldest son.
Happy days 🙂Posted 4 years agorogerthecatMember
Long and lovely evening ride on Friday around the tops of the Peaks.Posted 4 years ago
Saturday, took a leap of faith and stripped the Syncro exhaust and sump, then took a disc cutter to £500 of new stainless exhaust system to make it fit, just waiting for a connector piece and the beast can be unleashed once more.
Sunday was an epic family day all round at ours for food and chilling out in the sun.
Just a brilliant weekend, even if there was only one ride. 😀masterwatson2000Subscriber
Thursday evening fun on Farleton Knott:
Saturday riding out the door around Kendal. Here’s a clifftop trackstand:
And here’s a more conventional riding position from the same viewpoint!
What an awesome evening ride, finished off with Bowness Bay’s Swan Blonde in the pub. She’s a stunner!Posted 4 years agoDrPMember
I shipped the wife and child away to the inlaws on Thursday, and had a right old jolly on, over, and around the south downs with soma-rich, DezB, another Rich, and Pedro-Poddy and his good lady wife….
Had a smashing but tough 26 miler on Saturday (DezB had a near death experience after some of the climbs…!) followed by a stunning curry and some drinky-poos.. (Dez slept in the home-made bed – I’m sure he behaved..)
Then on Sunday we did a classic XC type ride from worthing -> Arundel -> whiteways, then back along the SDW.. Pete and Dez cleaned the Amberly mount climb from bottom to top – nice one chaps 😀
Stunning company, cracking rides, great views!
Hopefully Dez can upload some of his pictographs he took….
DrPPosted 4 years agoclarkpm4242Member
Shhh! First road ride on Saturday. Sawley to Clapham and Ingleton out and back via Bowland Knotts, the carbon road bike made me feel fat 🙁
it was magic.
Sunday, grand tour of Widdop and Tod northern skyline. Perfecto!!
Body a bit sore after being bent into/onto road machine 😉
CheersPosted 4 years ago
SaturdayPosted 4 years ago
Did the helmet trade thing for a Spesh S3 (Smelly old Giro + £59.99) 🙂
40 mile roadie ride
“Made” to buy new pants and socks! (I found the various holes quite cooling)
“Treated” to a trip to the pub for making above purchases. 😀
Put new lawmower and strimmer together and sorted the overgrown lawns out.
Rebuilt the F/S.
Picked son up from Uni…..well, from the station.
Watched Ingurlund and drank beer with aforementioned son.jamesoSubscriberPosted 4 years agoxherbivorexSubscriber
no riding, but i was up before 6am yesterday to head to Lee Quarry along with a handful of other dedicated folk to mark out the course for our first Brownbacks XC race of the 2013 series. and what an ace day it turned out to be! thanks to everyone who raced, everyone who marshalled for us and all the mountain rescue lads and lasses that make sure anyone who happens to have an accident gets looked after (thankfully nothing of any major concern yesterday!).Posted 4 years agomrphilMember
On Saturday I went on a solo ride from the Wirral via Mold/Clwyds then onto 3 peaks near the Pondarosa Cafe and finished of the ride going through Llandegla forest albeit fire road then rode home in a daze from not having enough to eat.
Total miles were near 90 with around 6000ft climbing.
Then on Sunday done jib all.Posted 4 years agopiedi di formaggioSubscriber
Spent pretty much the whole weekend move the brother in-law & his girlfriend from London to Chelmsford (would help if they could learn to pack – empty bags in boxes??!!!??!!) 🙁
BUT, in a couple of hours, I leave for C-Y-B, not back ’til Thursday evening 😀Posted 4 years agogetonyourbikeMember
I did over 40 miles on the local trails on Saturday and went to the BMX and pump track yesterday. Manualing through the triple on the first straight didn’t work out, though. That’s why I’m currently sitting at home, dosed up with paracetamol. Bruised chin, shoulder and back. Doh.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Nothing too exciting for me…33 miles in the road bike Friday evening which was nice despite the wind, then rode Cannock (last time out on the SX before I get my new Banshee) which was nice because the trails were pretty deserted then didn’t ride yesterday because I went to watch the other half do the midlands fun run.Posted 4 years agobig_scot_nannySubscriber
Well, I am incredibly jealous to look at all those pictures and read your stories of glorious rides. Here in CH we seem to have swapped weather with you from last year. (see BBC reports of European rivers and flooding)
It has rained since October. The trails are now comically bad. My local fun loops are completely destroyed, a total and utter bog-fest. In my 6 years here they have never come even slightly close to being this bad.
Went out last night for 1.5hrs, and all of it was hard grinding through 4″ deep gloop. You know it’s bad when you have to pedal, hard, to even go downhill.
Sorry for depressing note, but it is now really getting me down!
I really hope the weather turns for the better soon, or even PPdS might be a bit tricky this year!
KevPosted 4 years agorossi46Member
I did a boot sale both Saturday and Sunday, so i wish i could have gone out on my bike!Posted 4 years ago
I will be soon though- i enjoy my rides these days more than i did before i was a father and a husband. Just getting out and riding is soul food, i used to get bored with the same routes and scenes etc as i had all the time in the world to ride them!
Now, just getting out is a victory!dawsonSubscriber
30 Miler in the peak district, started from Ladybower, went over to Edale, did Jacobs ladder loop (saw h4muf of this parish at South Head but don’t think he recognised me), along Rushup Edge, down the back of Mam-Tor, then back to Ladybower via Potato Alley and Lockerbrook.
Great day out and ‘cleaned’ a couple of climbs too!Posted 4 years ago
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