- Monday Morning Debrief No. 38 – Where did you get to? What did you ride?
End of season week in Les Gets for me. With Morzine lifts closed we stayed local but lots of fun still had on the big bikes. Lots of sun, dusty trails, flattering berms and jumps, no queues and a good vibe led to an ace week. Lots of fun in the woods to be had too on the not-so-secret trails.Posted 4 years agoDaveMember
What did you get up to?Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriberiainc wrote:
me and my 10 yr old did Pedal for Scotland yesterday. Good event, well organised. The wee guy did well, although getting up for school this morning was a struggle for him
iain – what route did you do? I ask because there was a couple of 10-11 year olds doing the Sportive route and they were doing fantastically well!!Posted 4 years agorocketmanMember
Cannock Saturday with a mate and two of his mates from work. My god they were slow the sort of people who somehow manage to turn a couple of hours into an all-dayer.
Went again early yesterday evening and conditions were magnificent. Empty trails and the dirt was just the right consistency. Flawless ride, legs still feeling urgent on the way back it was all I could do to not go round again.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Uplift at innerleithen on sunday on the little bikes, playing on the enduro trails… Always a treat, everything’s in perfect condition- just damp enough to stick the trails together and make the roots and rocks a bit slippy, without being a mess. Rode a new trail I’d heard of but not ridden, which turned out to be pretty damn brilliant. Then fell off quite a lot on the bottom of mince baby mince, while experimenting with “relaxing and just letting the bike work it out”- did not entirely work 🙂
Great ride, only known cure for the post-alps blues.Posted 4 years agomrhoppySubscriber
55 miles on the back roads of North Shropshire in glorious sunshine before the rain came in on Saturday, although learnt a lesson, never arrange to meet at your fitter mates house, always let him do the additional 10 miles before you start!
Took Mrs And Jr Hoppy along the Llangollen canal on Sunday morning with lunch in the pub garden at Trevor Basin. Negotiating the aqueduct with jr’s trailer was interesting but he stayed dry. Rain started just as I’d loaded the bikes onto the rack to head home. Not sure how I managed 2 dry rides but I’m not complaining.Posted 4 years agoPyroMember
45 miles or so, from the cottage we’d hired on South Uist, across the causeway onto Eriskay, ferry over to Barra, up to the north tip, run up Beinn Sgurabhal, bike back to the airport for tea, cake and watching a plane land on the beach, round the west coast to Castlebay for lunch, down to the south tip of Vatersay, back up to Castlebay and round the east coast into a **** headwind all the way back to the ferry, then back over Eriskay and the causeway back to the cottage.Posted 4 years agomintimperialSubscriber
Brownbacks XC at Lee Quarry here too. Smashing fast course, lovely weather, brilliant marshals and organisation, great atmosphere as ever*, and I managed to get round without any mechanicals this time, hooray! Ace fun.
Pics of me bimbling around the course by marsdenman of this parish.
(*Apart from being accused of cutting the course by some numpty – I checked with the marshals next time round and my line was legit, so ner 😛 . I resent the implication that I’d actually bother to cheat my way toPosted 4 years ago
a lower-table weekend warrior placing, jeez…9th/20 in weekend warriors apparently, woo, but still… )stewartcSubscriber
Managed to get out for a solo ride on Sunday and ride a local Lantua trail I have not done in a long time, unfortunately I also forgot what hard work it was to get to, and to ride in 30plus weather.Posted 4 years ago
Recent Typhoons had caused some serious erosion but in this case I thought it made in more interesting, also bumped into a fellow solo rider I knew so we stopped halfway for a beer on Pui O beach……
Heading back I did really feel the heat a bit after taking a cheeky trail diversion back that turned into a jungle adventure as everything had grown over through lack of use.
Finished the day tired and happy, as it should be.MrSparkleMember
Saturday rode to Bolton to do Parkrun (came 9th, pretty pleased with that – and just sub 20mins too) wit’ Mrs. Rode back.Posted 4 years ago
Sunday – raced at Brownbacks. Had a good one. 2nd V50 and won Singlespeed Cat and yes, there were others in it this time! Rode back on/off road.TiRedMember
First Youth A race for Son1 and a Cat 4 race for me at Hillingdon in fine conditions. Plenty of work on the front, felt pretty strong and tried a couple of attack before recovering for the last five laps. A BIG crash on the penultuimate lap (again) meant I lost my nerve and position whilst trying to stay up and dropped back for the last lap. I still outsprinted a likely national champion though#
#OK she’s Youth A track points leader on restricted gearing, but a sprint’s a sprint, eh?Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
Pedal for Scotland Sportive
180km, 1,600m ascent/
I really quite enjoyed itPosted 4 years agoben061Subscriber
SingletrAction chainless challenge at Stainburn. Fine weather, good crowd, nice tracks. Felt suitably spent for an aggregate actual 6 minutes of race runs. Pump it!
Some folk even walked away with prizes kindly donated by STW.Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘Monday Morning Debrief No. 38 – Where did you get to? What did you ride?’ is closed to new replies.