Monday Morning Debrief No.12 – What did you get up to then?
It was ace.
With 2 nights in the pub too, perfect.Posted 5 years agocrispoSubscriber
First ever ride at Llandegla on Saturday morning. Beautiful weather and a fantastic ride. Can’t believe that’s the first time I’ve been there, will definitely be heading back there at some point.
It was then topped off with a visit to a newly revamped pub some friends are now running. 14 different casks on, fantastic food and the rugby on a big screen!Posted 5 years agoIHNMember
Saturday – lazy bacon butty style morning then tinkering with little lady’s new road bike, followed a quick spin with the lady herself for her to try it out. Then, a full afternoon of solid man cave bike cleaning, bike tinkering and wall anchor and security cable installing action. Homemade fish curry for tea, lovely.
Sunday – smashing ride on my billy no mates around the Cotswolds, including two stream crossings, the second of which isn’t usually two foot deep… Still, it cleaned the bike a treat.. Cheeky pint and bowl of chips after. Lazy afternoon, roast pigeon for tea. Lovely.Posted 5 years agobinnersSubscriber
Lovely ride out on my own on Saturday. Blessed as we were by that most shy and retiring of creatures… northern sunshine!!
Topped off by meeting a few of the reprobates off here for beers in the Brewery. Poifect! 😀Posted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Saturday morning driving shuttles for Tas State DH & Super D round, timing & spectating in the afternoon. Lazy Sunday with a tough turbo interval session in the afternoon. Rock and Roll!!
Physio cleared me for gentle road biking this morning though so getting better…..Posted 5 years agoGEDAMember
I got a Gopro and made a film with my son in the woods. Only one child jump, tree incident. Went for a proper ride on Friday as well as the snow and ice has gone for the moment.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiOrzy0cXkU&list=UU20gnGz_LiP1ZfMkJZSCfEg&index=1[/video]Posted 5 years agoTreksterSubscriber
First ’13 ride with the “works” crowd 🙂
Headed out to Ae on Saturday am
Finished ride with a. Chef Cochran fry up, a tradition which began when the Stanes were created. None of these guys had ever ridden off road before then 🙄Posted 5 years ago
I had just finished a night shift and Chef Cochran had been working from 5am fitting lagging to a big vessel 😐excitable1Member
You know those rides when you just wish you hadn’t bothered… decided to add the Capel Curig Loop onto the Marin Trail and investigate some cheekiness. Started well enough but from Capel Curig onwards it was awful; gloom, wind & rain all the way and when it stopped the wind was picking up water off the surface of Llyn Cowlyd and throwing it at me in buckets. Had to walk in ankle deep water all the way up to and part way round Llyn Cowlyd; wheel bearings needed tightening up half way round; tried to follow bridal ways that don’t exist any more; cheeky route turned out to be un walkable let alone ridable (went down a slope on my arse); fell in a boggy mess up to my elbows; then forgot to restart my Garmmin after stopping for a Jelly Baby rest so it didn’t record the last 10 mins of what ended up being a 6.5 hour, 55k epic !!!
…then had to clean the bike in the dark !
Wind doom & gloom !
The sea of boggyness that had to be climbed !
The wind picking up the water. Looks good, feels sh1te !Posted 5 years agoEuroMember
Had to pull out of a mates ride on Saturday as my sons 11+ (or whatever it’s called now) results came in. The boy done good, so we celebrated with a trip to the Red Panda for an all you can eat binge. After 4 hours of top notch chinese food we rolled across the road to the cinema for a popcorn pudding. My son is a ******* bin 😀
A few hours out on the bike Sunday morn redressed the balance a bit. Especially as my seatclamp broke and I was old skool standy up pedally man for most of it.Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
A supprisingly dusty Peaks ride on Saturday, followed by installing a towbar on Sunday, the instructions were a bit vague but we got there in the end with ahaynes manual. Still got the electrics to do, but that can be done in an evening sometime.Posted 5 years agostewartcSubscriber
Had a nice climb up to the Tigers Head on Lantau, not so much pollution about so you could actually make out Victoria Harbour and the IFC and ICC buildings, absoute scorcher of a day as well.Posted 5 years ago
Through various people dropping out or leave the ride early I then ended up with me and four 15 year olds, concerned that I would end up with hospital duties due to the number of rough hewn stairs leading down I was then promptly shown that the kids are allright and its me that needs to improve!
Poor video of the descent here (not sure about the GoPro handlebar mount):
Took the fatbike out for it’s first trial-by-snow. Headed out to the hills around Pitfichie on Saturday and found about 0.5m of snow away from the forest roads. The first 3 hours were great fun ploughing through the mix of powder, ice and drift. We could ride for about 20m or so before hitting something deep and getting ejected off the bikes into a tangled giggling heap.
Hours 3-4 were less fun as we started to get cold and extremely tired. Towards the end of the ride it was a head down slog to get back to the car. A giant bowl of pasta and a few glasses of red capped the day off nicely!
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Went up Bennachie on Saturday. No pictures as it was getting late and to be honest, I’m getting a bit bored of the snow. It’s fun and all that but it would be nice to actually see the trail sometime and at least be able to make some guess as to when your front wheel is going to suddenly stop or wash out. Saw half a dozen other idiots on bikes though (who were making a much better fist of riding through the snow), which is unusual as I rarely see anybody.Posted 5 years agoSannySubscriber
First Munro ride of the year. Me and my mate Donald headed up onto the summits of Ben Ime and Ben Narnain in the Arrochar Alps. The combination of sunshine, snow and scenery made for a heady mix. I opted for the ice tyre and Katoola Microspike combo on my 29er. The ride up to the Bealach is really nice especially as a descent while the snow on the tops made for fast and fun riding. You know you’re a wee bit out there when a couple of Royal Marines suggest you’re a bit mental for taking the bikes up. Absolutely brilliant day out. 😀Posted 5 years agowhite101Subscriber
Feeling very jealous of all that, pics look good drac nice journey along the coast to warkworth.Posted 5 years ago
I spent the weekend lying on my back in the QE Hospital with a broken ankle, black ice at top of my drive on saturday morning has got me laid up for a few months, bit gutted, but will no doubt fill my time in on here!matt007Member
Coedy on sat, mix up of favourite bits and cutting out the less fun bits (ie fire road out and back after cafe) sunshine the whole way round. Stayed at the vagabond in Betws y coed sat night with a nice meal out followed by few pints. Then rode penmachno yesterday for he first time, great trail, although the wind seemed to be constantly in our faces! great weekend in all though.Posted 5 years agoTessMember
Out with the MOtley Crew for 3 hours icy ride around Oxenhope, Ogden reservoir etc in West yorks. They are a group of women mountain bikers who have been meeting up and riding out first Sunday of the month every month for 10 years. Good going. A tad breezy, a tad cold but magnificent views over to East we could see the Beverley towers and N York moors and to the west on the horizon was Pen Y Ghent and Inglebrough. Nice.Posted 5 years agotobyhoMember
I went out yesterday for my first proper ride of my new Genesis Day One – single speed cross.
I loved it. Flat Essex with a 42 / 22. But pretty tough for a big man like me. The bike was great. Through the trees it was more capable than me.
Appx 20 miles, maybe 70% off road. Freezing cold, bleak, wind biting my face. Raced alongside a herd or deer just like Jurrasic Park. Loved every second.
Oh and saw a couple of other blokes out on their MTB’s; we all knew I was way cooler than them..
Anyone want to buy a couple of mountain bikes ??Posted 5 years agojamesoSubscriber
Some great pics of N Wales up there excitable1.. A good, proper bleak day up there now and again is good for your soul – thankfully I’ve not done it for a long time )
More road miles here, much more than I normally do. Trails are starting to dry a little after all the wind that’s been in my face for pretty much every one of those miles. It’ll be worth it )Posted 5 years agosummittopplerMember
Another top day in North Wales on Saturday
more pics here & a cracking video one of the lads put together on Page 2Posted 5 years ago
I missed the good weather on Saturday as business is starting to pic up after the Christmas lull..
Sunday I made it out late afternoon for a few solid miles and some tough hills on East Dartmoor which has started to drain nicely with the strong winds..
Then back out again this morning at an easier pace for a good few miles more at Haldon..
😀Posted 5 years ago
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