Monday Morning Debrief No. 34 – Where did you get to?
I got to Cutgate and had to ponder the question, has the technical bit at the southern end been made more technical in the last month or two, or has my riding deteriorated by an equivalent amount?
I had a 2/3 success rate of riding the s-bend, but this time I got there and no way was I going to even attempt to ride it 🙁
I kinda hope the path has had some maintenance because otherwise I’m losing my bottle at a hell of a rate.Posted 4 years agotwiglet_monsterMember
Sat – London Freecycle. Wonderful day of bikes, music, smiles and closed roads.
Sun – Bedgebury singletrack – first time I’ve ridden there for a few years and had a surprisingly fab ride – bermtastic! Picnic with ducks to end a wonderful weekend of bike-based japery 😀
TMPosted 4 years agoMary HingeMember
Olympic distance triathlon on Sunday. A hard mornings work in very windy conditions.
Tough swim, even the fast lads were 8 minutes slower over the mile compared to last year.
Beat last years bike time.
Beat last years run time despite losing 9 weeks of run training this year due to injury.
Fell asleep on the sofa Sunday afternoon watching the London bike race.Posted 4 years agochippsSubscriber
Had family visiting, but managed a ride out on Sunday afternoon – just in time for the torrential rain. This time, the passing shower… didn’t. So we rode in the rain for a while more. Nearly lured in to the Blue Pig beer festival, but thought we might never make it back out so had to miss out.Posted 4 years agosingletrackstinkerMember
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (red) on Saturday.
Purbecks Middle Route (Courtesy of old STW story) on Sunday.
Good for getting used to short stem and wide bar combo.
Also all in aid of Mrs STS who has been in training over the last few weeks for her first visit to CyB. I suspect this might be the last time i’m asked to organise her birthday celebrations though…Posted 4 years agosheldonstarkeyMember
Sat – 33 miler in the Peak starting in Wildboarclough through Macc Forest, Cat and Fiddle, Derbyshire Bridge, Cat and Fiddle finishing with Cumberland Brook and two pints of Cheshire DBA in the sun at the Crag Inn 😀
Sun – blast of a-pretty-busy FTD @ Cannock Chase.Posted 4 years agoesher shoreMember
went with my Missus to “Cyclopark” in Gravesend, Kent to try out their road circuit for the first time – only to find someone had booked it out privately for a race and it was shut to the public. their website had not mentioned this. Spent on £30 for 2 train tickets to get there, cheers Cyclopark!
But, we ended up riding around Gravesend, then back to NW London through Dartford, Bexleyheath, up Shooters Hill, down into Greenwich Park and along the Thames.
Crossed Tower Bridge which was closed off to road traffic – fantastic!
Then ended up in the City of London riding through all the closed roads from the earlier Ride London event (I guess before the Pro race started)- fantastic feeling with no cars on the roads.
Watched the Pro race on the TV after finishing the ride.
One of those days which had gone very wrong at Cyclopark, ended up well, just under 40 miles of pleasant road riding on a sunny although windy day.Posted 4 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
20 miler on Saturday afternoon from my doorstep. Steep technical stuff, woodsey swooping singletrack, rocky moorland stuff, smooth moorland stuff, some tough climbs, some excellent descents and some cracking views of people stuck in their metal boxes on the M62 around the stubborn farmers…
All whilst being on call for work. Paid to ride = win.Posted 4 years agodawsonSubscriber
30 miles in the Peak District from Ladybower – over to Edale and then did Jacobs ladder loop, then back to Ladybower via Potato Alley.
lowlights of the ride include 2 crashes, 2 near-crashes, 1 broken spoke, and the fact that I felt that I had the co-ordination of a pi55ed giraffe.Posted 4 years ago
I really struggled with the loose rubble that has been washed out, and the earlier crashes meant that I psyched myself out on parts of Potato Alley that I have ridden before, but I neshed them 🙁timravenSubscriber
Exmoor Explorer. Challenging conditions, but I had a really good ride with new friends.
[Still extracting mud and grit from odd places, and the bike needs a complete rebuild/re-grease]
One of the best routes for a couple of years, tons of singletrack, but the 40 miles in torrential rain was hard work.
Still the best event I.M.H.OPosted 4 years agotimb34Member
Did awesome (and overambitious) 140km road ride in the South of France, taking in a col used by a local cyclosportive (no chance of a KOM there then), flat barren plateau, an amazing swoopy hairpin descent and a couple of rivers full of people.
My hands hurt today, but oddly my legs feel OK.Posted 4 years agoSteveBbrainMember
Sat’day, 100 mile road ride on mtb’s with my son Ben as prep for our C to C in 4 weeks. From home (Methley) to Yorks Wolds via Fairburn, Gateforth, Selby by-pass, Bubwith and country lanes. Caff stop at Millington and back via Pock, Wheldrake and Sherburn.Posted 4 years ago
Felt great early on, flying with wind behind but paid for it on way back 😯 I was hanging on last 35 miles! Good training though 😀
Both days spent exploring Perham Down near Tidworth. Not entirely sure we should be there, although plenty of tyre tracks make it look like it is frequently used by others. Now sure that a compact chainset on the CX bike is not right, or, I need to man up and get some more riding in so that I can grind up the hills with less wheezing.Posted 4 years agofruitbatSubscriber
A few miles on the Falkirk Callendar Estate Trails, here – http://www.callendarestate.co.uk/things-to-do-in-falkirk/cycling-routesPosted 4 years agoBustaspokeSubscriber
Saturday 4 of us did our loop around Rivi.I was chuffed as this was the first time I’ve ‘cleaned’ Lead Mines Clough since it got got properly modified in last years summer monsoon.Posted 4 years ago
Sunday I did 36 miles on the road bike including one of the two hardest climbs around here,just got home before it poured down!
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