Monday Morning Debrief No.11 – What did you get up to in the snow then?
Who rode where and what did you all get up to?Posted 5 years agosteve_b77Member
Did the Dyfi Enduro winter warmup, took a wrong turn due to some scamp removing a sign arrow & barrier tape and did an extra 5km.
Great riding, really relaxed & well organised event.
Vast majority of the snow had gone by Sunday, replaced with flowing fire roads, most excellently muddy sections and a rather large part of the trail / fire road washed away, the gully got deeper & deeper as the day progressed!!Posted 5 years agomanton69Subscriber
Had to resort to road bike this weekend. One 22 mile ride was on back roads that were in worse condition than the trails. That will serve me right then. 😉 The track was a combination of frozen mud snow combo and the road was flooded with potholes. Should have brought the full suss.Posted 5 years agosummittopplerMember
A nice little jaunt on Saturday morning in North WalesPosted 5 years ago
Slush and mud here, sod that.. got an overnighter in on thurs night and that was the beginning of the end of the snow. Did 65 Sat/97 Sun on road. Rode in daft headwinds and through a deep ford or 6 on Sunday, 80+ of those miles with soaking, frozen feet – felt like a Belgian / stupid )Posted 5 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
I was planning on test riding a Transition Bandit in the Hope Valley on Sunday, but after Saturday night’s thaw I awoke to a lot of very wet looking terrain, so wimped out of mountain biking and had a good road ride instead. The head wind killed me tho’
Saturday was sledging and clearing the drive day 🙂Posted 5 years agoBillOddieSubscriber
Friday nightride in the last of the snow/ice.
Lots of fun but hard work and we had someone crash on ice and crack his helmet (further proof if any was necessary that helmets are quite a good idea).
Sunday…well imagine your wettest ever ride, then make it twice as wet!Posted 5 years ago
Never seen water like it!DeeJayMember
County Durham had 4-6 inches of the white stuff dumped overnight Friday/Saturday – the old railway lines round Bishop Auckland are our usual venue when we can’t get to the Dales but a ride that usually takes about an hour and a half had us slipping and sliding for two and half.
Tried the same route on the Sunday but the thaw killed it and we gave up 🙁Posted 5 years agopeakrillMember
Got a new full suss bike just before the bad weather hit and I had not had a chance to ride until yesterday (Sunday) so bit the bullet and went out. The wind was bloody awful and I was suffering the effects of “Man Flu” so not my best ever ride, I cut the ride short after an hour because I was feeling knackered. Ended up doing more road miles than anything because all the local tracks had lost their snow covering and were glazed with ice. Most of the quieter lanes were also entertaining riding as well with a mix of snow/ice/water in places. The Peak District sure looked fine in the sunshine with the remains of the snow though.Posted 5 years agooxym0r0nSubscriber
TheGingerOne and I braved a 4.5hr epic around the wilds of Exmoor. Thigh high snow drifts, downed trees to clear and some skill testing riding!Posted 5 years agoyetitonySubscribertomsticklandMember
Friday: drove through sleet and snow to North Wales.
Stayed near Dolgellau with HitTheHills. Newly renovated bunk barn, fully catered.
Saturday: cycled out and back to Coedybrenin and did the Beast Trail.
Sunday: Dyfi Winter Warm Up. Youtube video
Posted 5 years agoben061Subscriber
Cracking road ride from Saltaire up to Oxenhope, with for the most part good clear vistas. The head wind was spirited on the way out and encouraged a low position to minimize cross windage between the walls. Full mudguards have their place but I still came back looking like I’d been following a muck spreader.Posted 5 years ago
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