Monday Morning Debrief No. 31 – What did you do?
Saturday: A few chores then out on the bike late morning for a big loop up through the north Chilterns taking in Gt Missenden, Princes Risborough, Wendover, Tring, Berkhamstead and Chesham. Barbecue in the evening with friends and found out two of them had got engaged! Brilliant. Mud is now down to manageable proportions on the trails at long last. I even saw some dust.
Sunday: Local Club ride followed by their barbecue. What a great way to spend a weekend.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Friday night, hoon round the local trails for a couple of hours. Its a nice feeling riding home past over-flowing sweaty pubs.Posted 4 years ago
Saturday, beach for the day. Packed it was! Must have been at least 200 people there (Druridge Bay is 5 miles long)
Sunday, final big LEL training ride. 303km up to the source of the north tyne, south tyne and tees, twice over Yad Moss. Bring on the taper!edlongMember
Saturday: Kids both at parties / sleepovers so a rare weekend ride with my better half (oo-err). Trails riding lovely, but this weird, loose, smoky stuff kept coming off the ground as we passed. Very strange.
Sunday morning ride with the Garage Bikes crew, got shown some new trails I didn’t know about a mile or two from my house. Only been riding hereabouts for twenty five years on and off. Doh! Still this weird smoky stuff kicking up from everyone’s wheels. Finally figured it out. Dust! Really! Dusty trails in West Yorkshire!!! Everywhere totally dry, including Springfield Lane in Cockersdale which, as the name suggests, has a spring on it and is never, ever, ever totally dry.
Dusty trails!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!
(What tyres etc…?)Posted 4 years agojonnyb1972Member
Set off early Saturday Morning spent the day riding Llandegla, then on to Torrent Camp site near Coed y brenin pitched tents out for a steak and a couple of beers then did The Beast on Sunday which was extremely hot. that God for the oasis in the desert Cafe en route. Camp site and Cafe both strongly recommended 🙂Posted 4 years agosinglespeedstuSubscriber
A weekend of camping and fatbiking in Wales for us.Posted 4 years ago
Sun, sea, beach, pub and trail fun. 😀sherbSubscriber
Friday Glentress, 18 miles in hot sun, Saturday Glentress, 16 miles in hot sun, Sunday Glentress, 10 miles in Hot sun (the climbs got less appealing as the day wore on but the skills park was getting faster and more fun. Ran spooky woods 3x, loving that top section.Posted 4 years agoDaveMember
You made the most of the sun yeah?
Share yours…..Posted 4 years agoAlexSubscriber
Excuse for new bike pic 🙂
A hard ride in the Yat yesterday on some much riden trails, and a few we’ve not done lately. Quite a lot of pubbage especially at the end. Conditions could not have been any better. I did find one tiny patch of mud and had to ride through it for the novelty value. Saturday was spent building the bike, not sure I could have got out both days tho without melting.Posted 4 years agoSilentSparkyMember
Saturday, relaxed with the kids and general larking about in the sun, rode with them (1 mile) to the butchers to grab some burgers for the bbq
Sunday, up and out early for one of my longer mtb ride, c.40 miles from the door and largely off road in rural Hampshire/Berkshire. Got a sore knee so am trying to work out whats causing it, cleet or saddle postion or just pushing it a bit too much.Posted 4 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
Saturday was family day, with a trip to Alton Castle then live music in the park in Buxton.
Sunday was an early start to make the most of the cooler (relatively speaking) weather. Had a top ride around Three Shires Head/Wildboarclough/Macc Forest, but an early stack left me with a sore arm that slowed me down and took the edge off the fun. Hospital think I may have broken my elbow. Will know for sure tomorrow 🙁Posted 4 years agokayak23Subscriber
Saturday a great ride following my nose again on the off-piste stuff in the Forest of Dean. Could really do with being shown the best stuff some time by a guide. As it was, found some cracking fast descents and nearly did a remake of that famous Impala video but with a deer!
Played about on the dh a bit too, and did the now infamous drop-off jump from the video on here. 🙂
Then Bristol Sunday!
Posted 4 years agonotmyrealnameSubscriber
After a real lack of riding for the past couple of weeks I was out for an early morning ride on the SS around Swinley to blow out the cobwebs, I’d forgotten just how enjoyable it is to ride the SS round there!
On Sunday morning it was back to Swinley but at a more moderate pace with the wife in tow, it seems that she’s actually enjoying getting out on the bike and now looks forward to getting out there 😀
Riding the Fatty round Swinley was a scream, it’s easily the most fun I’ve had on a bike!
One thing I noticed on Saturday was the lack of riders smiling or looking like they were enjoying themselves. The sun’s shining and you’re riding about on your bike, how can you not smile on a day like that ❓Posted 4 years agojefflSubscriber
Popped over to Sherwood Pines on Sunday for an 8am start. Really odd as it was all misty at first. Anyway first time there quite liked the Kitchener/Red trail, lots of nice singletrack. Not sure why so many people have a downer on it.
Followed the ride up with a balanced meal of a bacon butty, tea and flapjack.
Got home at about 2pm.
Nice.Posted 4 years agoHellsSubscriber
Went out to do 100 km on the road bike!! At 20 km in I was hit by a caravan! 😯 🙁
He didn’t stop! A witness gave chase & managed to get his reg number.
No major damage to me, just bruising. Managed to get my rear wheel straightened enough to limp home but the wheel’s knackered! 🙁
We shall see what the police say when I go to see them this evening!Posted 4 years agocrispy baconMember
Me & 11 others went on Oldfarts seaside shuffle on the Purbecks, 27 miles of riding, 1,500 ft of climbing & in 91 degres heat 8)
At the start
Through the woods
Cooling off at the beach
Chilling out at the top of a long hard climb
a pasty & drink at the pub in the sun
A great days riding with mates in superb weather – fantastic.Posted 4 years ago
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