Monday Morning Debrief No. 32 – What did you do in the heatwave?
Had a nice ride on Sunday with my new house mate who is also new to mountain biking his second ever ride. We went Black rocks,Birch Woods, Shining Cliff Woods and Crich Chase a nice 30km in total with 1000m of accent. The cooler cloudy weather made for pleasant change so did the the greasy trails after the loose stuff of the last 3 weeks.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
tapering, of sorts, so no riding for me.
Fixing drainpipes from precariously balanced ladders, replacing curtain pole pulled off the wall by over-enthusiastic children.
And 8 hours of the annual terrace bbq and beer yesterday.
Next sunday sees the start of the LEL. 1400km in 4 days. Get that over and done with and I can finally enjoy mtb riding again!Posted 4 years agomrphilMember
No riding Saturday.
Sunday we rode Penmachno, second time at that trail. The 2 lads I rode with had a couple of off’s, nothing serious though.
Then later on we drove to the Marin trail and done that aswell.
Fell off in the carpark messing about lol, and had a puncture due to a snakebite 🙁
All in all great day, riding the Marin was good after the legs had warmed up from Penmachno.Posted 4 years agotimnwildMember
QECP Enduro – and what a cracker it was too. Even though my faint hopes that the format would finally reveal the trail ninja within were cruelly dashed, it was a blast.Posted 4 years agoDezBSubscriber
Another one for the QECP Enduro. What a day. Was crapping myself before it, not knowing what to expect, but after the first race run, just enjoyed myself. Bantering with the other racers (Hi to nos. 118 – 123! sorry, can’t remember any names!) and loving the great tracks. Cheers to the marshal who helped me when my knee cartilage popped out! Would’ve been stranded in the woods without him. Sore neck from OTB into the trees on stage 4, but got up and finished (with a final crash).Posted 4 years ago
I even paid the photographer for photos.
I call this “Dez With Tongue”
14 mile marathon training run on Saturday, ending with a swim in the reservoir.
20 mile ride round Pitlochry yesterday in the *most amazing* Scottish summer conditions. Blue skies, sun, dry trails lined with lush green gras / ferns & purple heather, gentle breeze and most importantly, I stress MOST IMPORTANTLY, not a single midge to be seen or scratched. Seriously amazing. Oh, and river bombing at the end – even ‘not cold’ water…Posted 4 years agoKunstlerMember
After two weeks recovering from an injury sustained from crashing on the WHW I was back on the bike and out around the Pentlands on Saturday. Yesterday I was up there again, only to crash again. A few scrapes but I ripped a brake lever off and very nearly my right nipple. A bizarre and very sore injury.Posted 4 years agohoraMember
Tracey- your 2nd pic. That looks great, is that a new ‘feature’/trail? I’ve not seen that before. Must do Greno/Wharncliffe.
I rode alone and silly early this weekend (7am ride start). Sat zig zagging around Ladybower Res/cheeky, Sunday the other side/Hope/Win hill/Beast/Hagg/cheeky.
Felt a wee bit lonely on Sunday 🙁Posted 4 years agomrhoppySubscriber
Lived the yokel dream on Saturday, pig Fest in Ludlow in the morning and then Sheep Music festival in the evening.
Did the St Michales Hospice Wheelie Big Cycle 60 mile road event on Sunday. Nice course round my old haunts in North Herefordshire, fortunately it wasn’t eye wateringly hot.Posted 4 years agosteverSubscriber
Rode and carried the cross bike up 4000+’ of climbing, ran over a rabbit, didn’t drink enough, had a chat with a secateur-wielding guerrilla gardener runner, lost a cleat, found a cleat, chuckled at a climber wondering whether to answer his phone halfway up a route. Scrambled eggs.Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
no pics, but saturday 5 hours riding some of the less-well-travelled stuff in FoD that riding budddies were generously shown by locals on an earlier trip (with pub lunch and a pint in Parkend to break the day up), sunday the Tour of the Cotswolds 80 mile sportif.
“heatwave”? The weekend was (thankfully) cooler than its been, or it is now, a gentle leg-spin recovery ride to work today.Posted 4 years agoSandwichSubscriber
64km on the road Saturday after work.Posted 4 years ago
40km on the road to work Sunday where I nearly lost an arm waving to all the late Dynamo riders between Otley and Needham Market.
Followed by 105km to go home, had a nice pub stop in Earl Soham at the Victoria and watched the first of the Lattitude escapees go by. The comedy tan is coming along nicely.garage-dwellerSubscriber
Took my youngest swimming then took my 4 year old out on his bike to get some new innards for the home pc. Even let him try a little bit on the road where it was nice and quiet to test his ability to follow instructions.WeCame back the off road way though which has a nice castle on it.
I am so proud of him for how he behaves on and rides a bike. Sat together and watched the end of the tour with him last night. Trying to explain grand tour tactics to a pre schooler was quite interesting!Posted 4 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
Saturday was so hot so we opted for a late afternoon ride. It just got hotter.Posted 4 years ago
Anyway, cycled into New Mills, collected a friend on the way and rode up to Chinley Churn via New Allotments. Hubby cleaned the tricky rutted climb.
Around some fantastic cheeky trails, which have to be ridden in the driest of conditions. Back around Chinley Churn again, descending Far Phoside, which was scarily slippery being so dry and home by the Sette Valley trail and canal. still very warm into the evening. Quick stir fry in the garden and early to bed.
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