PSA. Ross Noble offroad tonight.
I’m out tonight, and I don’t think we’ve got Davervailable ont’ telly.
Shame. Also think he seems to be a decent guy and incredibly funny when he’s on it. Still find myself saying “banana” in a particular way after seeing a “stephen Hawking /monkey bit of his from a stand-up show.
I’d love to ride the SSDT some day, but I don’t know if it’s going to happen. Might have started a bit late! Maybe not though. Will be interesting to see how Ross Noble gets on.Posted 2 months agoscudMember
We saw him live last year, i don’t think a single second was scripted or pre-rehearsed, he just comes on and goes off on one, not always funny, but when he gets his flow he is hilarious, i think he openly admits to being ADHD and you can almost see it as his mind flits back and forth between subjects and back again.Posted 2 months agochakapingSubscriber
I like wor Ross, would love to see him in The Producers.
Gonna watch this on catch-up later: https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/ross-noble-off-road/watch-online/?video=5654852706001Posted 2 months agotomhowardSubscriber
I sympathise with him, the first race I ever did was a national level enduro and I was laughably shit, (dead last in seeding run, including the kids and girls…), despite considering myself to be a half decent rider (15 years experience at that point). Hope he keeps with it, and he’ll get his head together and be clearing sections, but fear his fitness will get the better of him.
Edit, just.checked the results. Dougie lampkin dabbed once, in the whole event. Once. I probably dab more times getting out of a trail center car park 😯Posted 2 months agopampmyrideSubscriber
I fixed his (trials Gas Gas) bike once. He rode it into his own pond. Totally, utterly filled up with brown water & left to stew!
Rode SSDT twice a very long time ago. Split finger first try & finished next go. Proper tough do, highly recommended……but serious fitness required, wish I lacked. Discovered trials in sunny France after that.Posted 2 months ago
Really enjoying this, more so as he’s struggling to get through the stages, and is being really honest about it.
He’s obviously not a complete novice on a trials bike either but it puts it into perspective just how hard the Scottish is.Posted 2 months ago
I’ve never ridden it but I’ve back marked it & some of the moor crossings are brutal, without sticking sections in!
I’m trying to identify the sections, missed this years but I’ll be there next May!codybrennanMember
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He picked me out of the crowd one time to take the piss out of and it was pretty much the funniest 10 minutes of my life, I ended up pretty ill from laughing so hard. He’s selfindulgent but when he’s good he’s a genius
Were you, by any chance, wearing a checked shirt, and was that what he riffed on?Posted 2 months agotaxi25Member
He’s obviously not a complete novice on a trials bike either but it puts it into perspective just how hard the Scottish is.
He’d probably do ok at your local centre trial. But those Scottish sections 😯 I’d have to basically carry the bike through them !! The first one ( normally an easy sighter ) would have sent me home.Posted 2 months ago
He’d probably do ok at your local centre trial. But those Scottish sections I’d have to basically carry the bike through them !! The first one ( normally an easy sighter ) would have sent me home.
The 1st set at Leanachan (Nevis Range car park) are pretty hard & so are nearly all of the spectator accessible sections. Some of the middle of nowhere ones are rideable for everyone. I try to get a ride on the MTB to a remote set but sometimes nearly everyone goes clean or does ok.Posted 2 months ago
Youv’e got to have really hard sections to stop Puggy Dumpkin cleaning every one although he wasn’t far off this year!
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