- Monday Morning Debrief No. 26 – What did you do?
I eschewed my “normal” road club ride for 2 MTB rides this weekend. The first was great, I really enjoyed some stunning and fast forest singletrack.
The second (probably due to psychology) was ridden in a lackadaisical fashion and ended with broken spokes.
Its good to be back on the MTB’s though.Posted 4 years agooldagedpredatorSubscriber
3 rides over 48hrs covering about 150km. A return to busy biking weekends for the first time in ages. Got proper shakey fear over the back of Limecraig at Aberfoyle on Friday evening. Dry trails all the way Saturday – lots of bluebells. Bit of aerial photograph inspired exploring on Sunday.
Got road abuse as well, usual get off the… cyclists… Really some people need to understand they’re not a demon (driver) it’s bad sun burn.Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Surrey Hill Saturday, was led round some new (to me) single track and had a stop at peas lake that’s always worth the effort of the climb back up. 24 miles / 890m climbing.
Sunday – my wife’s school year had a reunion based around a cricket match which I guested at. First game for about 7 years, I kept wicket (one catch, no byes, one decent stumping appeal but umpire had dropped off), and then made 26 with the bat before being sawn off lbw
Monday – can hardly move but I have 2 fir trees to dig out. Nurofen and co-codamol will see me through.Posted 4 years agorogerthecatMember
Spent the weekend under the Syncro – exhaust install completed, sump removed, gasket installed, sump refitted, all fluids replaced, fired up – sump has a small hole weeping oil – ARSE!
Sunday – stripped it all again, grabbed sump off spare engine, wet through whole process again. Replaced all fluids again, water pouring out of a front to back pipe – ARSE II, circlip given up, replaced refilled water.
Finally at 6pm took for a spin.
Now have an 8 seater, 4×4, 100mph kettle – boiled over, so the next game is chase the airlock.
Did manage to clean the camper inside and fit new curtains (one missing, ARSE III) contacted curtain company, making and sending today.
Did stroke the bike twice as I walked past it adn in a fit of pique ordered new bar ends, saddle and cranks for the greenmachine.
I AM going out for a ride tonight, no matter what happensPosted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
nice pics trailofdestruction. 🙂 Where?
For me, saturday was 90km over the Penines to Caldbeck. Spend 11 hours sanding floorboards, then ride home again. Hartside Pass twice in one day. Long day.
Sunday was all about my son’s 5th birthday (today). Spent the day at a friends eating bbq meat, drinking beer in the sunshione while the kids played. Great weekend.
Today, son #1 got his new bike. Happy. 🙂Posted 4 years agobigyinnMember
Chevy Chase enduro on the Isle of Widget on sat, 5 laps (would have been 6 had I not punctured and discovered my spare was already requiring repairs 😳 )
Good laugh and the beers and burger after was much enjoyed.
Then sat on Cowes seafront yesterday eating chips in lovely warm sunshine and had a barbie last night.Posted 4 years agotrailofdestructionMember
Big loop round Grizedale, Far Sawrey, over 3 tarns to Claife, down into Hawkshead, back round the NFT to the visitors center, back up to the top of Parkamoor, where I meet all of the Wollybacks crews *waves at Wollybacks*, and then back over into the forest and down Moor Lane to Satterthwaite.
Would have gone down Parkamoor to Nibthwaite, and then back up the road and over the top, but I had 5 punctures, so ran out of time to do a bigger loop. Still not beaten my record of 7 punctures on one ride 😳
EDIT : trailofdestruction – is that hole in the wall the “hole in the wall” trail at Grizedale?
Indeed, keeps you on your toes. Me likey.Posted 4 years agostewartcSubscriber
After being at the Fujimi MTB Park in Japan the week before this weekend was a little bit of an anti-climax, did go out and test my new Widgit chain ring up some mountain as I just went to 1×10, result = I need to work on my leg muscles….Posted 4 years ago
The reward though was a nice bacon and egg bap at the other side, needed it to give me the energy to ‘hike a bike’ back up, not easy when the temperature hits 30 and theres 90% humidity!martinhutchSubscriber
Did Bowderdale Classic on Saturday. Weirdly, enjoyed it less than I thought I would – up to the Calf was fine, but the ‘best natural singletrack descent in the country’ not feeling quite as fine as expected, washed out in a few spots, still boggy and muddy in places, perhaps I was expecting too much. Bit of wandering around a featureless field and abuse from motorist too.
It’s possible that it being the fifth ride in seven days and feeling just a little too knackered was the source of my negativity.Posted 4 years agoDaveMember
Show us yours…Posted 4 years agoAlexSubscriber
FoD/Yat – 55ks of superb trails with nearly 20 (TWENTY – unheard of numbers, although mate’s birthday and Cake had been promised in the pub afterwards…) riders. I love those trails – some build by the boys and girls from Dirt Mag – and they are in uber-buff condition.
Finish ride, collect cold beer, eat grilled dead pig of the BBQ. Worse thing about this weekend was it finished on Sunday night and I had to come to work 🙁
Some great pics up there ^^^ I forgot to take any.Posted 4 years agowartonMember
Friday night ‘camping’ in my mums back garden with our three year old, William.
Sunday AM 105 miles on the roads around Northumberland.
Sunday PM, picnic with family, then an Ice cream watching planes land at the airport with William.
Sunday Night, raised a few glasses of Malt to Iain Banks
All in all a lovely weekend.Posted 4 years agomugsys_m8Subscriber
Mrs Mugsy won the women’s scratch in the Granite Mont Lozére on Saturday whilst I played with les enfants terribles including Etienne catching 2 trout down at the fishing club’s gala.
Yesterday I raced a local race known as the triptyque du Fontanil here near Grenoble. Comprising a 2.5km prologue, a mass start by category 600m hill climb over 6.5km, then a 40km road race.
I’m super happy as it was the first road race where I’ve finished in the peloton. I even managed a solo breakaway for about a lap. Let the peloton reel me in after I got a bit scared and the headwind on the back straight was too hard alone.
To top it off returned home and we all ate Etiennes trouts.Posted 4 years ago
i.e. a great weekend!
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