Riding Rivington – San Marino lots

Home Forum Bike Forum Riding Rivington – San Marino lots

Viewing 29 posts - 41 through 69 (of 69 total)
  • Riding Rivington – San Marino lots
  • Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    Sorry to break the bad news Rob (note the same yellow Yeti in pics)…

    https://www.rootsandrain.com/rider7668/matt-gill/photos/

    http://www.strava.com/athletes/721111

    slowpuncheur
    Member

    Cheers Womp

    womp
    Member

    No probs, looks like Matt (who ever he may be) lost the KOM at the weekend to Craig (who I heard off a guy in the pub is an ex pro that got got banned)

    jonjones262
    Member

    Wow! Just seen the KOM time for the guy who rode it the same day as me!

    He cuts the right hander. wonder how much time that chops off?

    radrob
    Member

    Maybe don’t believe the hype then haha

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    I’m sure Mr Gill is pretty flattered to have people thinking he’s Sam Hill anyway.

    The real Sam Hill was slower than me down San Marino (but probably stopped to mend a puncture).

    radrob
    Member

    He must be buzzing chakaping ;). I’d prob beat them both down if I tried guys

    grum
    Member

    I find it weird that Sam Hill has ridden San Marino at all. I think I’d be embarrassed to show him that as an example of a good UK descent. πŸ˜›

    Junkyard
    Member

    perhaps hebbden was just too busy that day for him to get there?

    Premier Icon D0NK
    Subscriber

    I think I’d be embarrassed to show him that as an example of a good UK descent

    harsh grum, it might not appear on a “top 10/20 UK descents” but if Mr Hill turned up at my house and asked to go on a local ride san marino would be on the route.

    Amongst other downhills that might actually include a corner or two πŸ˜‰

    grum
    Member

    perhaps hebbden was just too busy that day for him to get there?

    πŸ™‚

    harsh grum, it might not appear on a “top 10/20 UK descents” but if Mr Hill turned up at my house and asked to go on a local ride san marino would be on the route.

    Would he even notice that he was going downhill on San Marino? πŸ˜›

    radrob
    Member

    It could catch him out I reckon if he wasn’t focused grum. Rivi is a great local place to ride and on a massive scale if you know were to go. Loads of good techy stuff as well

    Premier Icon Bregante
    Subscriber

    grum I think you’d be very surprised how much riding Mr Hill has done around the north west πŸ™‚

    Junkyard
    Member

    Would he even notice that he was going downhill on San Marino?

    Happy to ride up it with you so you can decide if it has a gradient or not πŸ˜‰
    He has ridden here with me I cannot remember if we did san marino but the Ice cream run in the dark without a light was interesting.

    grum
    Member

    grum I think you’d be very surprised how much riding Mr Hill has done around the north west

    I guess I would – didn’t realise he’d done any. How does he feel about carrying his bike up a hill for an hour or so at a time? πŸ™‚

    Just got back from doing the 4 passes in the Lakes – would be ace to see him ride some stuff like that.

    He has ridden here with me I cannot remember if we did san marino but the Ice cream run in the dark without a light was interesting.

    He as in Sam Hill?

    Happy to ride up it with you so you can decide if it has a gradient or not

    I’m super fit and skinny these days JY so no problem. πŸ˜‰

    Junkyard
    Member

    No he as in you GRUM πŸ™„

    Was that intentional – claim it anyway I would πŸ˜›

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    The world cup DH riders have been grumbling about how the tracks are getting more open and fast these days, I’m surprised we don’t see more of them sessioning the San Marino for practice.

    Rivi is a great local place to ride and on a massive scale if you know were to go. Loads of good techy stuff as well

    Got to agree with Rob, still finding more technical stuff over there myself after coming to the area 18 months ago.

    Junkyard
    Member

    Indeed there is some sneaky stuff about but you often end up in a bog πŸ˜‰

    what days do you ride chapa – would be useful to meet up at some point and see if we have options we do not know about

    I usually ride Tuesday night with DONK of this parish and a couple of weekends a month – friday solo as well or road bike in winter.

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    I could probably get out one Tues eve, I’ll drop you a line.

    Premier Icon lowey
    Subscriber

    Take a spare chain for Junky… just in case.

    Junkyard
    Member

    rather amusingly I am in the lakes [ at Mrs JY] and I gone and done it again …SERIOUSLY AGAIN 😯

    FFS

    badllama
    Member

    One of my faves at present is Great Hill to White Coppice super fast at the top and techy at the bottom what’s not to like πŸ˜€

    All be it, a bit cheeky πŸ˜›

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    Yes that’s a belter of a descent.

    Do you do it as an up and back? I have previously slogged up the grass from tockholes.

    Junkyard
    Member

    that is not that bad in the dry depending on which way you pick

    personally I ride it from either top of belmont road or up form lead mines clough – IMHO it needs dry weather or frozen ground

    timc
    Member

    i ride down San Marino, up through belmont joining WW. Along to Tockholes working my way through to Abbey Village.

    I then road it to Brinscall & climb up Great hill on the road & bridleway from there.

    Your two grassy routes are torture.

    Junkyard
    Member

    MTFU πŸ˜‰

    They are if it is wet and boggy so it is a height of summer /depths of winter route for me.

    your way is a long trek to get to the top IMHO but it is actually rideable and not boggy

    badllama
    Member

    chakaping we do it part of a bigger ride and slogged it up from Old Man’s Hill off the Witton Weavers Way behind Belmont Res.

    Start at the car park by the big school near Rivi Barn (The Castle).
    Then up Wilderswood the up Dog Kennels then up to the mast.

    Then San Marino, edge of Belmont Village turn right towards Charters Moss Plantation then Joint Witton Weavers Way to Old Man’s Hill.

    Up Great Hill to White Coppice then Healey Nab (not going round it though) Lane Ends then back through the park to the car park.
    πŸ™‚

    TBH the hike a bike near the top of Great Hill was good training for Walnascar Road in the Lakes the other week LOL πŸ˜€

Viewing 29 posts - 41 through 69 (of 69 total)

The topic ‘Riding Rivington – San Marino lots’ is closed to new replies.