Ridden much this year?
Good year for me so far …. ( sorry OP ! )
No commuting all MTB from the door, so a mix of roads, tracks, bridleways
and footpaths…. 1400 miles in 53 rides, with 124,000ft elevation 🙂
I realise compared to some who will be along shortly this is low mileage but I enjoy it !Posted 5 months ago
For a variety of reasons I’ve had a poor cycling year off and on-road, confirmed by my miserable Strava stats 😆 I’ve done only 17 MTB rides and 7 of those were on 3 weekends in April. It was a good April at least 🙂
Please make me feel better by posting your miserable tales of not cycling enough.Posted 5 months agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Similar to you OP. Have been getting a bit of dinghy sailing in for the first time in 10 years instead but also long working hours + work travel and basically being a bit frazzled too much of the time.
The year started well but summer has been a total bust for mountain biking for the corking weather.
Cheer up though the awesome slithery wet sloppy winter is coming for restoring cat like reactions!Posted 5 months agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
12 rides, 124km.
Rubbish year (again). Mix of recovery from injury/surgery, kids, work, moving house and having stuff to do, lack of mates and hence encouragement to go out….
It’s all a bit tragic really – I thought I would be doing loads when I moved to the Lakes 8 years ago and it really hasn’t happened like that at all!
I really MUST get my shizzle together going into Autumn. I love Autumn riding… bring on the frost.Posted 5 months agolazlowoodbineMember
It’s been a poor year for me too due to recovering from a broken back and trying to overcome the associated massive loss of fitness and strength.
The majority of the cycling I’ve done has been round fire roads with the dog in tow. Got out to Cardinham for the first and second time, bored of that already. Done a couple of loops other places and a day down-hilling.
So probably 150 miles all in but I’ve loved every minute.. No, actually a lot of it has been painful, agonising misery but it’s great to be riding again.Posted 5 months agoP-JayMember
Started well, I’m always time limited rather than limited by enthusiasm so my usual once a week during the dark months but as soon as sun came back I was out 2/3 times a week, but all went to shit in summer, I will have ridden once in August… hopefully my bike with be fixed this weekend.Posted 5 months agofunkmasterpSubscriber
Seven proper rides, a couple of canal towpath pootles and the occasional commute. Just sold my only bike as between work and family commitments it was becoming an ornament 🙁
Hoping to buy something soon though that is more suitable for riding from the door. I used to be out every night, then only weekends etc.Posted 5 months agoYoKaiserSubscriber
Really poor year for me, the worst I can remember. I had been meant to be training for the Glencoe marathon but I’ve spent more time injured than training and I won’t even be doing that.
It has allowed me to reset a bit though, giving up racing and trying to go quicker,loose weight and get fitter(it never happened) and Ill be swapping the big bike for a hardtail and be trying to have some fun again. It somehow felt that biking had became stressful and not very enjoyable. Looking forward to the new bike now and getting back to playing about in the woods.Posted 5 months agofifeandyMember
Ridden loads this year (7830km), but that’s about where the good news ends. It’s been pretty miserable weather, and i’ve not really done anything to make good use of any fitness gains.Posted 5 months ago
Now have a minor knee niggle, generally feeling a bit burnt out and have a load of chains need changing and tyres need changing/tubelessing 🙁simon_gSubscriber
MTB – day at BPW in March, a morning in the Surrey Hills in July, and a couple of Chilterns rides in August. BPW booked for end of September but not expecting that many more opportunities this year.
A couple of road rides, and plenty of nursery drop-off/pick-ups with the trailer.
Hoping things settle down (and no more new babies) next year!Posted 5 months ago
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