Monday Morning Debrief No. 37 – Where did you get to? What did you ride?
I went exploring a little bit further afield than usual. With having Cragg and Lee on my doorstep, as well as a load of other trails, I’ve got pretty lazy, and been riding variations on a theme, route-wise
So Saturday I got the OS Map out and roadied 10 miles, on my tod, over to Burnley, then turned off road on a complete make-it-up-as-you-go-along, follow-your-nose explore. I found some great new stuff. The sun was out and I only got lost once. I love days like that 😀Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Where did you end up binners?
There’s so much to go at, it’s daft.
The bit from the Singing Ringing Tree down to Lumb is fun.
Quite a few gates though.
We did Cant Clough, the Windfarm on Long Causeway, Green’s Clough, Thieveley Pike then the wonderful bit of the PBW down past the Mary Towneley memorial.
All good.Posted 4 years agomcnultycopSubscriber
New bottom bracket (not very exciting) and first dropper post (KS Lev, very exciting) installed on the Canyon. I just rode locally to make sure my installation skills were up to scratch, around Tandle Hill and Chadderton Park. I was surprised how much I actually used the dropper; I don’t think it was just novelty value either.
Llandegla tomorrow night after work.Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
Rusty, I picked up the Burnley Way from Clow Bridge, up over the moors past the weather station, then over to Haslingdon, dropped back down to Rawtenstall, then home down the Irwell
Fancy showing me round some of your trails sometime, there’s loads of stuff over there!Posted 4 years agoBillOddieSubscriber
Was out early on Saturday morning and completely sleepwalked (is that a word?) through my ride.
Was nice out though…
Then yesterday, took a break from house sorting to take this little ripper out for a spin round the woods! He’s coming on great guns! Already has Pro Elbows (TM)
Posted 4 years agoDaveMember
Share your’s here….Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
Stage 1 of the Tour de France 2014 for me, plus a little bit added on at the end.
136 miles of road riding awesomeness in Yorkshire’s second finest national park.
Leeds > Otley > Ilkley > Skipton > Grassington > Aysgarth > Askrigg > Hawes > up and around Buttertubs and along the Swale > Reeth > Leyburn > Ripon > Harrogate > Leeds.
Some nasty headwinds and boring roads along the route (we tried to take some backroads where the official route was on fast dull carriageways), but what’s a road ride without mental and physical suffering?
Beautiful scenery, tricky climbs with rewarding views and descents, quiet roads, top chat with old mates and the odd sheep.
Rides like that remind why I love bikes SOOOOOO much.Posted 4 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
Morning ride around Grizedale and Claife. Brilliant fun. Except meeting a load of 4x4s as I bounced down one of the descents. I always seem to find them on at least one of the descents at Grizedale, normally the Kankku people.
Oh, and doing this:Posted 4 years agoDoctorRadSubscriber
22 mile and one pint loop around Bristol Airport. Lush, dry trails, almost all of them new to me.Posted 4 years agosingletrackstinkerMember
No riding for me this weekend but made a start on servicing the bike and getting it ready for a trip to snowdon in a couple of weeks.
The chunky monkey and shiny clean cassette both look good. Now just have to decide whether I want to put a new chain on it or clean the existing one…Posted 4 years agocoreMember
Radnor Forest – there was a rally on (my other hobby), so combined watching that with a spin on the bikes, rode a mix of fire road, off road 4×4 trails, bridleways & some good old, and natural singletrack.
It’s my local wood but still learning it, think we’ve got some good routes to link together again now.
Stunning views from the top too.Posted 4 years agoonewheelgoodSubscriber
I didn’t get out to ride, but I did go and spend the afternoon at the 6th round of the Schwalbe British 4X championship held at Leamington Spa. Never been to watch 4X before, but it was a great way to spend the time. Good atmosphere, entertaining commentary, great racing at all levels. Very well organised too. Can’t understand why there weren’t more people there, especially since it was free. Kudos to the organisers and all the racers.Posted 4 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
Road bike this weekend. Had a fab ride with the club out to Grindleford, but I’ll confess that a big old headwind whilst riding up Winnat’s Pass is not conducive to a quick ascent. At one point I was blown halfway across the road. Entertaining at best, a touch dangerous at worst, but I got to the top still smiling.Posted 4 years agoComradeDSubscriber
Got the train from Leeds to Sowerby Bridge and went up over Norland Moor then over on to Saddleworth Rd and did the long descent in to Marsden. The top half of it is bone dry at the moment and is ridiculously fast
It was also incredibly windy up on the moors, head wind all the way.
Posted 4 years agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
After a 3 month lay-off, Saturday saw a little pootle in single figures. It did however include some secret singletrack that was as fun as it’s ever been. 🙂
Sunday saw another pootle with a huge amount of singletrack that took me up to Twyford Down. Bitterly regret not joining the protest there many years ago, gorgeous place but the noise from the motorway was dreadful. 🙁
Some fab new singletrack really rounded off the day. 8)Posted 4 years ago
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