Proper Mountain Biking
A few years ago one Easter a bunch of us set off at crack of dawn from Ambleside, had a big day out and go back mid-afternoon, by then of course the place was HEAVING. We threaded our way through town and overheard a walker say in amazement “Look, they’ve been…proper mountain biking!“
Nice pics Si, looks like a good day out. 🙂Posted 8 years ago
sorry you are correct, I was so surprised at someone on this so called mountain bike forum not only riding their bike, but up and around and an actual mountain, that I thought I must had slipped into an alternate universe for a moment where tyres for llandegla\brechfa\glentress\marin trail where just rubber things that kept your bike stuck to the ground as opposed to a fashion item that the singletrack massive had blessed with godlike powers of traction
das “holding his hands up” nutPosted 8 years ago
how has this got anything to do with trail centre or natural?
trail centre isn’t trying to be natural and so it shouldn’t – its a different vibe altogether. There aren’t that many natural trails with berms or doubles on. Personally I like my riding fun and airborne, and those skills when translated to natural trails give them new life.
each to their own and all thatPosted 8 years ago
My “proper” mountain biking from last weekend here in NZ 😉
Ah, Easter riding road trip. The crisp mornings, the mud and the snow on the tops of the hills!
We went to the West Coast and first of all rode the Croesus track.
The full story is over here http://www.mountainbikingnewzealand.co.nz/2009/04/14/mountain-biking-the-croesus-track-easter-09-part-1/
Beer and food at the pub “Formerly the Blackball Hilton”, stayed the night and then it was over to Reefton to ride Kirwans
with the full story here http://www.mountainbikingnewzealand.co.nz/2009/04/14/mountain-biking-at-the-kirwans-reward-track/
Then we were off to Westport for a couple of evenings. Tim showed us around some of the historic trails around Denniston on Sunday and then we popped over to Hanmer on Monday and I had a quick blat around the forest before heading home again.
Mmmm 4 days of biking goodnessPosted 8 years agoepicycloSubscriber
simonfbarnes – Member
“Should be required at every mountain top”
shall we say I wasn’t being exactly truthful there ?
Darn, I had just loaded my bike into the van and was about to head south for the sybaritic delights of English mountain biking.
Next thing you’ll be telling me you can get gears and suspension on bikes down there.Posted 8 years ago
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