So who else braved it today?!
Went for a ride around Devil’s Punch Bowl via Gibetts Hill and some cheeky single track on the way home. Great to be out, only 2nd proper ride in as many months.Posted 5 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
Bushed after 2:30 ride around devils Punchbowl. Fun climbs and descents on Thursley Common and the higher bits on the Punchbowl – I avoided the main BW after Higfhfield Lane (?)/cattle grid and had a few adventures in the deep snow on some of the paths at the top. Nice of the quad bikes to have a few tracks in places!!! Not a single person passed except for the sledgers on Rodborough common. Great laugh in the snow but noticeably colder that yesterday morning. Only just got in before the light went, Feet de-thawing now…..AaarghPosted 5 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
Only intended to go out for a little 15km spin this morning, but it was actually really nice and grippy so I stayed out and ended up getting nearly 40km in. Apart from a couple patches of sheet ice, my Rubber Queen and X King combo coped brilliantly with the conditions (as they did with all the wet and mud recently) – for the riding I do I might have found a decent all-year round tyre setup!
Posted 5 years agomcmoonterMember
Nice work Rocketdog, bacon and sausages cooked out on a ride taste so much better.
Murr and I did a 40 mile epic over the Lomond and Cleish hills. the road sections joining the trails were equally challenging. Top ride, just made it back before darkness fell. Good endurance training for the Puffer for Murr.Posted 5 years agohallzMember
Couple of people saying that they had the hills to themselves. Up Rivington and Winter Hill it was blowing a gale and pretty damned cold. The place is normally crawling with walkers and today there were very few but i reckon there were more Mountain Bikers and runners out than i’ve ever seen before!Posted 5 years agoVortexracingSubscriber
Same yesterday, but with loads of people sledging near the bottom of the ICR
gee76 trying a 29er SS rigid for the first time. about 3 sizes too small for him 🙄
and today on my ‘jack jones’Posted 5 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Five hardy souls set out for some snowy bridleway bashing around Ilkeston and Strelley this morning – one on Ice Spikers, the other four on their backsides at regular intervals.
I just love riding in snow, but the bridleways are still 6 inches of soggy churned up hoof prints under that snowy coating in places. Was a great ride, shame it took so long that the traditional tea and bacon cob stop only had time to be a tea stopPosted 5 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
Out today and only saw a few mtbers and they were all locals, whom I knew.
I was aksed by a group of about 13 walkers, ‘that it would be best if I stopped and let them get past’, on a particular stretch of trail. A please andor a thankyou off any of them would have been nice. Gosh I’m getting grumpy.
Everyone else I past was in high spirits due to the snowy weather.Posted 5 years ago
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