Monday Morning debrief No.8 – Where did you get to this weekend?
First ride of the year, and it felt like it! Last ride was the Swinely Party, before that it was November! Suprisingly un muddy trails, although apaprently everywhere else localy is a shitfest.
Bought cycling Weekly and pinned up the mileage chart in the hall, should provide some motivation to ride more to avoid putting zero’s on it! Want to average 100miles/week so 15 on Sunday isn’t going to cut it!Posted 5 years agoPJM1974Member
First ride of the year on Friday was a disaster. Despite the addition of a brand new Black Chilli Rubber Queen up front, the trails were so wet and gloopy that front end grip was hard to find, as I discovered when I was launched over the bars.
My left side is one large bruise and the scuffs on my right wrist make it look as if I’ve been self-harming.
🙁Posted 5 years agobikebouyMember
Home South Coast trails for me, on Sat the early fog lifted nicely and I rode some places I’ve not been in at least 3 years.. only downer was 3 front punctures.. 🙄 the meeting mates in the evening 😀 On Sun it was Roadie heavan, local lanes in the Downs and past the Piggeries and Salad Farms.. perfect.Posted 5 years ago
All in all it was a perfect weekend. 8)JonEdwardsMember
Friday – quick loop on the roadie – Sheff, Hathersage, Eyam, Calver and home. Nice afternoon.
Sat – Hope->Ladybower and back + diversions on the big bike. Lovely day – warm enough for summer gloves!
Sun – Sheff, Glossop, Hayfield, Edale and home on the roadie. Legs fairly spent by the end of it.Posted 5 years agoKitz_ChrisMember
Lovely Tour de Exmoor with a new riding companion on Saturday. Sun shining, not too much wind, and more horses than cars.
View looking back towards Porlock bay from the top of Dunkery Beacon. We rode up Mill Lane, rather than straight up past webber’s post. Longer and Steeper climb, but drops down a couple times through Horner Woods. Lovely and quiet.
By the time I was heading home, there were ACTUAL dry patches on the road. It was magic
Cyclocross bikes are excellent. great weekend on Exmoor!Posted 5 years agochippsSubscriber
Rode in Appletreewick on Saturday on inappropriately geared singlespeeds. Then drove for four hours to Surrey and spend Sunday being shown nearly all of the trails around Peaslake and Westcott. Then had dinner and drove home to get back at 2am. Quite full-on really, but a good start to the first off road weekend of the year.Posted 5 years agoThruntonThrasherSubscriber
Was in the Basque Country, northern Spain, seeing the in laws and went out for a ride with some friends. They are pretty fast and I spent the first hour trying to keep breakfast down and remembering to breath. But something about the trails kept nagging at my mind and eventually I realised what it was…. dust!Posted 5 years agoAlexSubscriber
25k on my tod on the CX saturday AM. Still bonkers muddy in the ‘herefordshire clay pit’ that passes for my local woods. But at least I could get over the tiny stream that had swelled to four feet deep the week before.
Sunday FoD/Yat, 50k of singletrack goodness and really not too muddy. Well most of it. Although my selection of well worn summer tyres did turn some riding into ‘controlled crashing’. Hit one tree, drank two beers so on balance a result.
HRM Said 2200 calories. Went and had a lie down in a bucket of lard until the hunger pangs passed 😉Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
For reasons not fully understood, I did glentress black on friday then again on sunday. Had a lovely time but ran out of light on sunday which made the descending a bit interesting. Strange to be complaining of being too hot in january.
Don’t think I’ll be doing it again for a while though.Posted 5 years agoexcitable1Member
Did 55k around my local woods, tow paths and secret trails on the HT. Took great pleasure in blazing past several groups of roadies on their Xmas presents on the road link ups 😀
Bloody hard work though. In places the trails are still a mess and some are unrideable for the first time I’ve ever know it. Had a moment venturing over a field which started in ride, then went to a carry and almost went to a desperate cry for help as the water went & mud went up past my ankles 😯Posted 5 years agomaxtorqueMember
A short 35km around the Oxfordshire Ridgeway and surrounding tracks to the south. I think about 15km of that were done at 45deg to the direction of travel due to the wet ruts & clay/chalk combo.Posted 5 years ago
I even mamaged to jam up the rear wheel on my 456, which considering the narrow tyres i have fitted are about 2″ from the frame is some achievement!
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