Riding habits you'd like to see the back of….
people who ride inappropriate bikes for the conditions- you wouldn’t head off into the mountains with trainers and a tracksuit on, and no coat, so why hit Llandegla with a rigid or short travel xc bike.
You are trolling right?
Llandegla is the least deserving trail of any suspension travel I’ve ridden in a long time. It’s the one Place I’ve ridden recently that I actually thought the ideal bike for it to actually make it at all interesting would be a rigid singlespeed. It’s just a groomed motorway of a trail, and I’m including the black bits in this too. Seeing people on £3K+ 160mm travel rigs there walking down sections they thought too extreme really shocked me!
Anyway… Biggest pet hate for me is also people riding offroad at night with a flashing rear light. FFS turn it off! I don’t fancy an epilleptic seizure thank you very much! Otherwise You’ll find me a very easy going individual in general I think… 😉Posted 6 years ago
It was absolutely fine on my 100mm travel hardtail, including all the black runs… am I missing something?
I was there for the first time this last Sunday – on a lightweight 100mm hardtail.
Did all the blacks (following mates, one on a 5″ full suss, the other on an Inbred..) they were rather quick, only thing ‘holding me back’ was my lack of ability… Simply not used to tight (to me) trails and jumps…
What surprised the 3 of us – car-park very busy, overflow car-park open. Bikes of all descriptions, including a lot of big money, big travel kit, to be seen around the car-park / cafe and we saw next to no-one on the blacks, seriously I’d say less than 10 other riders (on the blacks) on the 2 loops we did….Posted 6 years agoatlazMember
How does riding for many years make you a mind reader though?
Personally the only riding habits I want to see the back of are my own bad ones. I’m quite happy to let other people do what they want but if we’re going to be bitchy, I’d be quite keen to see the end of people riding down trails they could roll sitting down with their arse hanging over the back wheel.Posted 6 years agogetonyourbikeMember
Actually, on the pedal being on the arch of your foot thing, for descending this is desirable. On flats you use the ball of your foot when climbing or on smooth terrain and move it forward so that your arch is on the pedal for descending as it lets you dorp your heels easier and is more stable.
But, I’m guessing that you’re tlaking about ‘non cyclists’ who do it all the timePosted 6 years agokarnaliMember
“people who ride inappropriate bikes for the conditions- you wouldn’t head off into the mountains with trainers and a tracksuit on, and no coat, so why hit Llandegla with a rigid or short travel xc bike.”
no never a tracksuit, shorts training t shirt and trainers is normally fine for a nice run in the hills thoughPosted 6 years agoneallymanMember
At a trail centre- if you’re fast, don’t wait for someone else to go first then immediately chase after them. I don’t care how much of a man it makes you feel. Leave a gap or go first
Ahh, sorry, will leave a bigger gap next time! of-course would also help if you put a big ‘SLOW RIDER’ sign on your back NW. 8)Posted 6 years agomintimperialSubscriber
2nd time round I didn’t do one of the blacks – hit the fire road and waited for the boys at the end, no-one else passed through…
He’s right, it was dead quiet. Too quiet…
(I did feel a bit over-equipped on 140mm, to be honest, it would have been fine on my mincey hardtail. Didn’t stop me having a brilliant time, though, and it probably helped me to land a few overcooked jumps and that. If it annoyed a few bike snobs too, then all the better!)
I can’t really think of any riding habits that annoy me. Erm. Not acknowledging me when I say hello? That’s always a bit of a downer. I absolutely don’t want a chat, just a nod will suffice.Posted 6 years ago
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