- Oi! Cheeky mincers! No!
cynic-al – Member
You did say this to him at the time?
exactly what I thought.Posted 3 years ago
You could have made a point to the individual without causing confrontation, difficult choosing the right words and tone in the heat of the moment I suppose, especially If you were on your tod and they were a gang. Not saying I’d get my pecker out and start waving it around like 😉
At the end of the day, if not him, there’s going to be plenty others doing the same, unfortunately. Go back and block his line off?.JonEdwardsMember
This goes out to you Mr “I’ll carve straight down through the bracken,arse on the back wheel, skidding up gert great chunks of peat instead of having a go at a couple of the finer hairpins in the Peak District”. If you can’t ride the line, for %&%^ sake, don’t just gouge yerself a new one!
That trail you’d just ridden down? It used to be one of the best bits of cheeky singletrack in the Peaks and about 1ft wide. People like you who couldn’t be arsed to ride the rocks and the technical sections are the reason why it’s 8ft wide now, and can be seen from all down the valley!
Your mates seemed to have a better idea. One was walking, one was having a good looksee, and hopefully having seen someone else do it, would be able to follow suit, and the guy at the front was doing alright for himself until he blew out the final corner. But at least he’d realised his mistake and stopped. With a bit of luck he’ll have done it right 2nd time round.
In this day and age there’s no excuse for crap skills. There’s books, there’s magazines, there’s t’internet and there’s skills courses. But above all there’s not fornicating the countryside up for everybody else. It’s bad enough doing it in places where bikes are supposed to be. Trashing locations where we’re at best tolerated does nobody any favours!
(Other than that it was a lovely ride! 🙂 )Posted 3 years agoKingofBiscuitsMember
I rode in the Peak for the first time for nearly a year today. I did the usual classic route starting at Fairholmes, up WLT, down t’other side, Thornhill, up Win Hill, Blackley Clough, Rowley then Lockerbrook. Beautiful day for riding, great conditions and I had it pretty much to myself.
I rode a descent for the first time which really impressed me. Possibly cheeky but there wasn’t a soul around, so what the hell. Although towards the bottom it seemed quite damaged and opened up much more than I remember seeing it as I’d passed previously. Possibly irrigation, possibly people taking liberties. A combination of the two.
Anyway, I’ll get to the point. I couldn’t help notice how eroded the trails were throughout the route. How many new lines had been taken and worn in over time.Posted 3 years agoscandal42Subscriber
If it’s the bit I’m thinking of then we actually saw a bloke taking about 20 badly prepared young kids up there on all manner of ‘non ideal’ bikes, wearing motorcycle helmets.
They were pushing up from the bottom and going all over the place, I cannot imagine the utterly horrific outcome of the descent that was to follow.Posted 3 years agoavdave2Member
It used to be one of the best bits of cheeky singletrack in the Peaks
So the problem is that someone is riding where you like to ride but are not supposed to ride but not in the way you should ride where you aren’t supposed to ride.
You probably don’t have the requisite skills to follow my line but frankly in this day and age there is no excuse for crap thinking. There’s books, there’s magazines, there’s t’internet and there’s education. 🙂Posted 3 years agoTreksterSubscriber
There’s books, there’s magazines, there’s t’internet and there’s education.
However some of are still a bit thick and lacking bottle ❗ 🙄 😳
I blame YouTube, Barnes, Askrigg, McCasgill and those sweaty northerners etc 😆
When I first started riding in the Lakes we avoided riding on footpaths as all the books, map advice, locals etc advised ie respect the countryside code.Posted 3 years ago
Nowadays ❓ 😐
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