- Monday Morning Debrief No. 40 – Where did you get to? What did you ride?
I rode over to Castleton from marple mixture of road/off road, sat on top of mam tor eating my malt loaf, it was such a nice day, packed with people enjoying the sun and the views, had a top top ride, but my legs are tired this morning, glad im not in work till laterPosted 4 years ago
wish I had taken some picspeterfileMember
Glentress black and other bits and bobs.
MASSIVE thanks to the guy who stopped and asked what was up when I’d just lost 2 chainring bolts and stripped another. We were miles and miles from anywhere and as if by magic he produced a spare!
Not only saved me a very long walk back to the car, but allowed me to enjoy the rest of the route 🙂
I owe you a beer!
(alloy Onza chainring bolts are absolutely useless in case anyone is wondering. Steel ftw)Posted 4 years agoslugwashMember
A weekend of mechanicals…
Friday…. 50km road ride to watch the Tour of Britain ‘Summit Finish’ at Haytor. My chain snapped & buckled on the climb up and I had to remove two links. Happily, it’s shifting a lot smoother now it’s two links shorter 🙂
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/8308384@N06/9849232466/]Gold Jersey Time[/url] by Slugwash, on Flickr
Saturday…. downgraded a bivi ride to a night ride. Unfortunately, my RHS pedal thread stripped 10K into the ride. (must’ve cross threaded it at some point). We had to do a 180 and cycle back to the car, with me firing on only one limb 🙁
Sunday…. faced with a mountain of domestic chores I developed chronic fatique syndrome and sat down in an armchair and watched the last day of the Tour.Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
did the BHF London to Brighton Offroad Challenge.Posted 4 years ago
73 miles with 3,000 other people.
It wasn’t a race but I did it as fast as I dared, having not ridden that far offroad before.
Raised £1,300 between this and RideLondon100 so felt I should put an effort in and finished in 6 hours, with around 20 minutes of stopping.
It’s sparked an interest in endurance riding…Sue_WMember
Saturday – road club ride, accident, ambulance, jittery riders, brutal hill climb, wet and cold mountains, cafe stop, sunshine, banter, smiles 🙂 (Relief as friend in accident will be OK)
Sunday – Sunny road spin up the mountains and beside the sea.
Summer returned for the weekend 🙂Posted 4 years agoNipper99Subscriber
Broke my Strava cherry – i can see this becoming a bit obsessive now. Recorded my normal out the door back lane / cx ride to find that it is 31.5 km long and has a hieght gain of 584 meters, with some cat 3 and 4 climbs but that i’m about 150th out of 175 of the others that have done the recorded segments on this ride and i thought i was going great 😕Posted 4 years agofathomerSubscriber
Saturday I rode around Hebden Bridge for the first time, 5.5 hours and about 25 miles. Not sure we did any of the classic descents but the best bit was down from the Golf club that came out by a train bridge.
Sunday, me and the wife went for a pootle around the local roads in the sun.Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Camping and biking trip on Exmoor with clubmates. Fires, bbq’s, paella, tents, a full barrel of beer,too much red wine, a young farmers social with pig racing, and 2 days of big climbs and rocky descents. Only crashed once but it was head first into a wall. Not entirely sure how it’s only a dead leg that is really causing trouble, the split lip and gashed elbow are healing well. Awesome, as ever.Posted 4 years agoahsatSubscriber
Friday: rode the Zona Zero badlands in the Spanish pre-pyrenees. Awesome singletrack and swoopy fun.
Saturday: drove 220 miles for a seat post (stupid Crank Brothers dropper fail!). Got drunk.
Sunday: having recovered played on the swoops and drops of the badlands.
Today: rode in 30+ degrees along the Sarrastano ridge.
Tomorrow: probably another ride… 😛Posted 4 years agoOCBMember
Spent part of Friday afternoon, chatting and watching the racing up on Haytor, then rode about the surrounding countryside for the rest of the day (without snapping my chain 😉 ). I’d only finished my new Osprey the evening before, so this was it’s shakedown ride (it performed faultlessly of course).
Saturday went out for about 90 minutes with my mum, who’s recently rediscovered how much she likes cycling (having ridden everywhere when she was younger), and as a consequence not long bought herself a Liv/giant Sedona. Absolutely perfect for a more err, mature cyclist returning to riding – huge gearing range, lighter weight than it looks, low step-over height, easy upright posture for riding along whilst looking over hedges and the like …
Sunday, a session of [running] hilly laps round and round and round (very dull but useful), and then some archery to round off the weekend.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Didn’t ride Saturday due to her car needing an MOT and a clean.
Went to Hopton on Sunday and loved it…roots ahoy! The XC loop is really well designed / built. The start was a total hoot and there seemed to be a good mix between foley bits, berms and roots. The weather was ace too. Can’t wait to go back and spend done more time there.
Northwind; we stayed in Peebles this year and found some great trails right behind where we were staying in sone little woods. Nothing too difficult, but great fun.Posted 4 years ago
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