- Monday Morning Debrief No. 29 – What did you do?
- The PinksterSubscriber
A group of us drove up to Gisburn on Saturday and had a mechanical and injury impacted fun ride around there. Hully Gully looked completely different to the photos and video I’ve seen of it but was well worth the effort. Thoroughly enjoyed it all and will definitely be heading back there again.
I’d like to give a big ‘Thank You’ to Grace & Tim of Gisburn Forest Bikes for looking after us and keeping us all exceeding well fed & watered.
If you’re in the area and looking for somewhere to stop give them a call, i’m sure you won’t regret it..Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
Did the C2C from Whitehaven to Tynemouth on Saturday. 9h55 back wheel leaving the sea at whitehaven to front wheel hitting it in Tynemouth. Loved the riding but it was tough – did a mix of road on NCN 7 and offroad (Waskerley way and NCN14) on a cx bike.Posted 4 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
After ~6 weeks off the bike due to holidays, work, ill child etc I got out last night for 90 minutes of cheek around South Halifax. Took a hipflask with me, didn’t see a soul and rode some nice stuff including Stairway To Hell, Babyhead Alley and Wireworks…
Just nice to be back on the bike again… was starting to lose the love a bit!Posted 4 years agodiscoduckMember
Did Dalby in the heat, it still makes my legs ache like hell towards the end 😈
Plenty of unhappy cyclists on the trail moaning about the length before we even got to Dixons hollow, one chap even asked if we were near the end yet ? so in response to other posts ref MAMATS ? some dont even know how far they are riding ?
Others that we passed were already in the car park by the time we had fiished ? looking forward to CYB visit in the next few weeks !Posted 4 years agostewartcSubscriber
Did some local Lantau trails though had to get out at 7am to avoid the heat, very hot and struggling to handle the steep climbs with my new 1×10 setup I headed back early, pity cuss its been damper than an Otters pocket for the last couple of months and I wanted to enjoy nice dry trails.Posted 4 years ago
On a brighter not though the Bell Super does an incredible job of keeping my head cool.bwfc4eva868Member
Gisburn my first proper ride since my injury I sustained in Feb. Was nice to have a go of the skills loop, the snake, swoopy and the Hope Line. My first time on these bits. Hully Gully was ace, I like how the surface is quite bumpy now after the big germs. Makes it more challenging. Had a great day, weather was good, loads ofdust but loads of midges.
My love for mountain biking is back 🙂 taking a trip to Darwen tower tomoz, as we had a walk up there Saturday and it’s so dry and dusty. Summer this year is ace so far.Posted 4 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
Mate had to bail from our “very long midsummer ride” on Saturday and Mrs O was in London, so I did a more sedate version on my own – started north of Stokenchurch and rode down to the Thames at Mapledurham, then along it to Goring and back. Wasn’t too tired at the end which was pleasing, but it was pretty unimpressive compared to what some of you managed above – just 54 miles and 4,500 feet of climbing.
Found a load of riders coming the other way in a muddy section near Woodcote – it turned out there was an event on. I’ve never seen so many riders in one day round there – must have been 30 or so. Where were you all last week when I had a 10 mile trudge in the rain owing to pump malfunction?!! (ie it was in the wrong Camelbak).
Out for a hot date (with Mrs O) in the evening at a fantastic pub. Great food, beer wine.
Sunday did the garden, fixed a window, mowed neighbours lawns and went for a quick 18 mile pootle. Lovely.Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
I’m in training for a few events later in the year, MrsBouy has expressed an interest in doing one of them so whilst I do my 22k loop she joins me on 10k’s of it then picks me up when I’ve completed my distance. So Sat was hard training along my local trails up into the Sth Downs where I ended up doing a loop around Upham/Owelsburry along some excellent footpaths which lead nowhere in particular, this I like. I like just running along trails with no destination in mind.
It was very hot, I sweat a lot, I found some very nice farmers who let me top my water bottle up.
Sun was local, more MrsBouy focused than me, so I let her dictate the route and we both enjoyed deep woods action and revelled in the ferns and pine and musty damp wooded smells, perfect.
😀Posted 4 years agocrispoSubscriber
I was at a wedding in Keswick so mine went like this.
Massive reunion Friday night which ended up out of hand. Some how I managed to make it up at 7.30 for a blast along the c2c to Threlkeld then up blease road to Lonscale Fell. Back along and down Lattrigg to bring me back in 1.20 for a full English and Buck’s Fizz! Cracking ride with an awesome jumpy down hill at the end!
The rest of the day was spent drinking, eating and enjoying a great day!
Sunday was a right off with a cheeky couple of recovery pints on Sunday afternoon, a curry and an early night!Posted 4 years ago
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