- So who’s been out for an end of the year ride
IÃve been out for a steady darkside run 50km 🙂 would have been a pleasant ride apart from the ave temp of -2.6 😕 and a windchill of -11 😳 drink bottles went from liquid to slushpuppy to undrinkable Ã± glove and soft shell were frozen solid (thank god for damart 😛 ) and 3 hours post ride I still havenÃt warmed up fully Ã± but it beat the hell out of another turbo session
Up for an off road first of the year tommorow 😀Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
Went out yesterday for 4 hours, had a good time. Got home, got showered, face started hurting. Basically I’ve got quite bad windburn, where my face is all dry and sore!
Was supposed to be out today too, one look outside this morning and seeing the temp was minus 3, and it wasn’t happening.Posted 9 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Solo two and a half hour run across the edge of Salisbury Plain. Crisp, clear, frosty. Tracks indicated two other riders had gone ahead of me not that long before, but otherwise, not a sole in sight!
There was also that wondrous silence that only a real winter day can make.Posted 9 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
My first bike ride since cracking a couple of ribs on the 23rd. Took it very easy, rode through the freezing fog and climbed up Chinley Churn where it was crystal clear but still sub zero. Ground was rock solid, and the climb up New Allotments was sheet ice on the lower sections although all rideable. Down into Hayfield and back along the Sett Valley trail, it really was cold down there in the fog. Only a short ride but it was great to be out. My ribs ache a bit now.
Definitely be out again on the MTB again tomorrow, just another short easy spin to work my way back into it. 🙂Posted 9 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Played host to my mates mates from up Derbyshire yesterday. Quite a big group, for me anyway, of about 15 or so. A couple of occasional bikers amongst the group but I think all had a good time.
Did the Follow the Dog on Cannock Chase with a bit of an excursion towards Sherbrook Valley. By god it was cold. Bike was frozen solid from being on the back of the car. Spokes looked like them big aero spoke you get on road bikes. Forks had seized also as moisture had frozen on the stanchions.
One chap was on cheap full suspension bike & his crank arm fell off. It took the thread off the axle so it couldn’t be put back on securely. He had to carry a rock around with him to bash the thing back on every time it came off. To be fair the chap didn’t let if spoil his fun & he finished the ride.
And Happy New year.Posted 9 years ago
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