- Monday Morning Debrief No. 30 – What did you do?
Posted 4 years ago
2013-07-03 17.04.44-1 by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
Come on lions by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
Heading home soon…. by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
Tucked up for the night by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
Forrest, Victoria and the You Yangs then flew home
Sunny sunday bike fettling by Mike Smith 79, on Flickrmatt_outandaboutSubscriber
mrs_oab and kids away, so a busy weekend of riding to be had…
Friday nights pootle:
Saturdays monster involving three Munro’s (just read someone did 6 on a fatbike this weekend mind…)
Posted 4 years ago
Beinn a’Ghlo munro’s by bike by matt_outandabout, on Flickr
Sunday, spent the morning fixing fried brakes from previous day, packing boxes (as we are moving) and having a local spin up Glen Lochay and the old Peat road. Forgot phone, so no pics. 🙁crispoSubscriber
I had a cracking weekend.
Friday was spent sorting the garden ready for a BBQ weekend. So a couple of beers were enjoyed in the sun whilst testing out the new Weber!
Saturday watch the Lions test, fettled with bikes and then had all the in laws round for a big BBQ! The kebabs went down a storm and many beers were drunk. We then retired to my ‘man cave’ to test out the new telly and cinema surround system!
Sunday involved a cracking ride at Gisburn! It was boiling hot but it was my first ride of the new sections and the skills loop! It really is cracking how it keeps evolving! We then watched the tennis on the big screen and finally rounded it off with another BBQ with a few celebratory drinks.
Luckily mrs Crispo is out this evening so going for a ride round Farleton Knott after work. Looking forward to more dusty trails…..Posted 4 years agoDracSubscriber
Friday at the beach.
Saturday at Chillifest and then to local brewery to sample their goods.
Sunday a day at home with the kids and the dog.
And more alcohol.Posted 4 years agodavetraveSubscriber
Unbelievably few walkers out in the Peak yesterday – saw 4 having a picnic at the footbridge halfway down Doctor’s Gate, one solitary blokle walking his dog not far out of Langsett and group of 4 DoE kids coming up the footpath on Cranberry Clough, otherwise all MTBers. It was great – free runs at all the best descents, hammered the slabs down from Margery Hill and then full tilt down Cranberry Clough unimpeded, Hagg Side and Potato Alley completely clear.
And then… Split tubeless 2/3 of the way down Potato Alley and the spare inner tube decided to give up the gohost at the valve stem – 7km death march on a flat tyre back up the Snake Pass to the Inn. It was all going so well…Posted 4 years agoDaveMember
You did make the most of the sun, yeah?Posted 4 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
On Saturday Mrs O and I had a marvellous 19 mile ride + pub stop around Stoke Row in the W Chilterns, but my rear wheel decided to bend itself – I limped back with a horrendous wobble and found 4 spokes completely undone and hanging out.
I have always wanted to be able to true a wheel but considered it way beyond my abilities, but there’s nothing like a bit of pressure – I wanted a long ride on Sunday. So I attacked it with a spoke key when I got home plus a biro blue-tacked onto seat stay. My goodness, there weren’t many tight spokes in it!
On Sunday I left her getting ready for Wimbledon and did a fantastic ride from Winchcombe in the Cotswolds then another from Charlbury. 42 lovely miles, hardly saw a soul, and incredibly my rear wheel not only held up but had no trace of a wobble! Yes!
Apparently some British fella won some tennis thing too.Posted 4 years agohillspleaseMember
Saturday – Chasing my mate around Cheshire on Saturday for an hour and a half of thrashing on the road.
Sunday – A perfect ride round Marple/Hayfield etc from home with a mate giggling like Smash robots. Out early enough to avoid the heat, horses and walkers, but not the fell runners. About 50 miles then home in time for late Elvenses and child juggling. Flipping marvellous.
Junkyard – get well soon.Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
Pretty much the perfect day Saturday. A lovely few hours riding on my own Saturday afternoon on bone dry, dusty trails. Then met Mrs Binners in the pub afterwards for post ride beers in glorious sunshine. Bouncy castle outside for the kids to boing around on. Then on to a barby with some good mates.
It doesn’t get much better. What a day?!
And Pie-fest yesterday. Result! 😀Posted 4 years agoKingofBiscuitsMember
A nice quiet Cut Gate ride on Saturday. I’ve not ridden the route for 2 years and it used to be a bi-annual regular for me when living in Sheff waiting for the ‘right’ conditions. Forgot how good it is.
I love the climb back from Langsett although my usual no dab challenge failed at the paved ford crossing 🙁 I also now have unfinished business as I decided not to take the switchback option when descending Cranberry Clough and go straight on down the ‘stepped’ section. I didn’t manage to clear to my liking (the stepped left/right or roll off the slab line choices near the bottom) so I hope to ride the route again in the next couple of weeks.
Quite strangely only really noticed the heat and sun at Langsett and on the climb back up. We were blessed with cloud cover and a cool breeze in the morning when climbing out from Fairholmes.
Sunday I rode my old local loop out of Sheff, through the parks, Houndkirk then taking in as many descent options of Blacka Moor as possible. With no breeze at all and temperatures soaring to 27 degrees the 36km/1250m ascent route felt like a Tenko death march. I found myself soaking my feet and helmet 😯 in the stream at the bottom of Lenny Hill in between climbs/descents.
Bloody marvellous though 🙂Posted 4 years agofunkrodentSubscriber
Saturday = kids, rugby, barbecue, beers into the night.
Sunday = lie-in, lunch with the out-laws, tennis until Djokovic 4-1 up in the second set (here we go again thinks I) and then up to Edale for loop round Rushup Edge and down Jacob’s Ladder. Absolutely superb!Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Working Saturday morning but had my first night out in Manchester for five or six years – met up with some friends at the Deaf Institute and moved on to the Lass O’Gowrie – lovely evening, couple of pints, no hassle.
Worked yesterday – took our charge swimming, went to the Pie Festival then chilled in the park for a bit.
Got home about 9ish, went for a spin on the BMX & watched the tennis highlights.Posted 4 years ago
Day off today, just off to Aldi to buy some new shorts 😀chippsSubscriber
Did the Brownbacks race on Sunday. Multi-scorchio! I now have some good comedy tanlines…Posted 4 years ago
They managed to find a super-technical way round Lee Quarry and it was a hot seven laps (for the fit boys – five for the likes of me). Spend the afternoon mostly recovering…
Then spent Sunday night fixing broken bikes…phil40Subscriber
Saturday was spent at a village fete with my in laws, my son got his face painted, then spent the rest of the day cuddling nanny and getting paint allover her top (good lad :D)
Sunday I did my first mtb race in 5 years, ‘are you tough enough’ in Deepcut, it was hotter than hell, and I think I managed to come last in the male vet cat. But as i meandered around at the back I realised that I was happy being last in a race, as it meant that I wasn’t sat at home on the sofa getting any fatter, and my son thought I was a complete hero as i came across the finish line 😀Posted 4 years agoDickyboyMember
Sat – sorted out my tubeless quandary (fat high volume tyres are not the tyres for me) & got out exploring new back lanes & bridleways, only moved 5 miles from previous address & surprised at how many places just seem to have been off radar to me before &got stung to buggery by shoulder high nettles for my efforts.
Sun – blue & red loop of almost deserted Swinley with the gf 🙂Posted 4 years agoxherbivorexSubscriber
They managed to find a super-technical way round Lee Quarry
we’re good like that…
so yeah, yesterday was spent marking out a super-technical race course in Lee Quarry from 7am, then ensuring a lot of lads and lasses on their bikes had an enjoyable a race as they could in that lovely hot sun we had.Posted 4 years ago
then i went home and relaxed after spending the previous 3 days in a tent in Snowdonia, sans bikes but good times nonetheless (walked up Snowdon, minced about in an ice cold lake, had lots of campfires etc etc).mcnultycopSubscriber
I went to Lee Quarry for a ride then discovered there was a race on and the super-technical trails were closed! I managed to sneak through before the race started and got a lap of Cragg in then managed to get the last downhill at Lee in as the race wasn’t using that as part of their route. Only 15km but in that sun it was challenging, fair play to people racing up there.Posted 4 years agofootstomperMember
40 miles in Very Sunny conditions was absolutely Knackard by the time I got home.Posted 4 years ago
Started in Darwen over to Peel Tower back to Turton Tower, up to San Remo Mast onto Pigeon Tower down to the Barn but was Mega Busy with Bikers so stopped at Bowling Club for Shandy & Flap Jack 😀 Over to Healy Knab and back towards Darwen via Roddlesworth woods and another well earned Shandy at the Royal in Tockholes then Back to Darwen. All in all a great ride but very tiring in the Heat 😛stewartcSubscriber
A little ‘hike a bike’ session on Saturday, nothing like hauling bikes up rocky steps in plus 30 degree heat.Posted 4 years ago
It was a local cheeky trail, really tough to climb (over an hour of granny gear/carrying) but one that rewards with a great view and an even better descent.
I had a good weekends riding. Didn’t have my daughter so I smashed a few rides and pub visits. The sun was shining and the trails were dry and fast.
Ended the weekend with some German sausage from the continental market.
And a couple of pints of Purple Moose Snowdon Ale.
Now it’s all over and I’m back in work. 😥Posted 4 years agoBurchy1Member
Great weekends riding!
Local ride on Saturday at Haldon which finished with me clearing the 20ft double i’ve been looking at for a while (cheers for the tow in neilforrow off here!)
Sunday we ventured down to Cardinham where the outlaws looked after the boy whilst me and the lady went for a first ride together in 12months. It made my weekend, being able to watch her smile and ride bikes together!Posted 4 years agoThe Sanity AssassinSubscriber
bigbadbob – Member
Pennine X – Superb, it was too, one of my best rides in this country – ever. The people organising the event are just so nice, you want to keep going back just to see them again. Superb course in the dry, a bit tricky last year in the wet.
A monumental effort in that heat got me a big PB and the 8th fastest time. So despite waking up with cramp in both feet and sore calves this morning, I’m pretty chuffed.Posted 4 years ago
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