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  • FunkyDunc
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    What are you classing as mountains?

    sambob
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    I’m on the edge of the Peak District, although very few of those are actually mountains. Big hills mind…

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Lived in the lakes till I moved to Oz

    whats the question about?

    North Yorks moors, do they count?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    In the mountains ?

    How the hell would you get about on a bike in the bloody mountains ?!

    meribelmtb
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    Yep, in Meribel

    jacksonwwirl
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    for the sake of discussion i shall class mountains as any upland type area, lakes,peaks,moors etc , that require driving/cycling uphill from urban area.

    david jey
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    I live in the bottom of the Afan valley, but its two miles upstream (and hence uphill, by all of about 30 vertical metres) from Port Talbot. I can see a ‘mountain’ (by the feeble ‘peak over 1000ft’ defintion) from the living room window which I can ride my bike to the top of. Do I count?

    messiah
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    I live on the coast and can see the forests and mountains I ride from my house… I love where I live :mrgreen:

    Premier Icon kcal
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    definitely not upland area (only about 100′ ASL but can be at top of a handful of 800/900′ hills within about 40/50 minutes (by bike).

    prob. need a tighter definition, OP.

    wrecker
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    for the sake of discussion i shall class mountains as any upland type area

    Should you not rename the thread? Bit misleading innit?

    Wiki definitions

    Definitions of “mountain” include:[2]

    Height over base of at least 2,500 m (8,202 ft);
    Height over base of 1,500 m (4,921 ft).–2,500 m (8,202 ft). with a slope greater than 2 degrees
    Height over base of 1,000 m (3,281 ft).–1,500 m (4,921 ft). with a slope greater than 5 degrees
    Local (radius 7,000 m (22,966 ft). elevation greater than 300 m (984 ft)., or 300 m (984 ft)–1,000 m (3,281 ft). if local (radius 7,000 m (22,966 ft). elevation is greater than 300 m (984 ft).

    jacksonwwirl
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    david jey and messiah understand !!

    jacksonwwirl
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    how many mtbers on here actually live in the mountains ?? and if so where ?? just curious .

    Local (radius 7,000 m (22,966 ft). elevation greater than 300 m (984 ft)., or 300 m (984 ft)–1,000 m (3,281 ft). if local (radius 7,000 m (22,966 ft). elevation is greater than 300 m (984 ft).

    What’s that mean, if everything within 7km is >300m it’s a mountain?

    Height over base of at least 2,500 m (8,202 ft);
    Height over base of 1,500 m (4,921 ft).–2,500 m (8,202 ft). with a slope greater than 2 degrees
    Height over base of 1,000 m (3,281 ft).–1,500 m (4,921 ft). with a slope greater than 5 degrees

    By those definitions theres no mountainbiking in England, the highest bridleway is a smidge over 900m on skiddaw!

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    I live in Hexham (50m altitude) and can ride up to well over 500m by heading out for a few hours.


    P2030019 by ir_bandito, on Flickr

    FunkyDunc
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    Based on the OP’s definition I qualify… well I think I do because I live half way up a hill on t’moor.

    ir12daveor
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    Live at 750m on a hill that goes up to 1100m with an altitude distance of 600m top to bottom and a maze of trails scattered around.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I live at sea level. Most of my rides start with a climb.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Mt Malvern from my back door.
    13 x 1,000+ ft mini-Everests.

    Premier Icon Schweiz
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    I live in the flatlands of Switzerland. Only 600m of climbing available outside my door…. Not far to the big stuff though 😆

    clive
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    Yep about 8500 ft 😀

    Premier Icon wool
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    Edge of the lakes here.Ride out the back door and up on to the high street range or helvellyn and only have a mile of Tarmac through town before hitting the dirt. Never moving !

    wrecker
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    By those definitions theres no mountainbiking in England, the highest bridleway is a smidge over 900m on skiddaw!

    The lakes have some mountains though do they not?

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    I live at 1300 ft in the south pennines if that counts?

    parkedtiger
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    The lakes have some mountains though do they not?

    No they don’t. Nothing to see here. Please move along.

    _tom_
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    Nope not even close at home, the closest I got was a summer in Whistler.

    The lakes have some mountains though do they not?

    Skiddaw’s the tallest one with a bridleway, and that doesn’t even make the least stringent definition though, guess that makes it more ‘around the bottom of a couple of mountains and all-large rocky hill’ riding?

    The Pyrenees, will that do?

    james
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    “highest bridleway is a smidge over 900m on skiddaw!”
    “Skiddaw’s the tallest one with a bridleway”
    and Helvellyn?

    Premier Icon stewartc
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    Surely any thread about living in mountains is just inviting Trolls?

    IGMC

    smiffy
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    I live at 1,100 feet in the Brecon Beacons.

    saxabar
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    Surely any thread about living in mountains is just inviting Trolls?

    Not only that, I live by a stone bridge.

    Premier Icon crispo
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    From my window I can see 3 hills that are 1150ft, 1670ft and 1830ft. I dont think I live in the mountains but it is still beautiful to cycle around (even if it does rain alot)!!

    Nick_Christy
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    Living just outside Innsbruck, Austria.

    im at 1500m and have a dh trail to get to work with a uplift home lol…

    The local hills

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