The bimble thread.
Big up all the bimblers!
Who else, like me, eschews the radness and gnar?
Who else, like me, prefers the chicken run to the 6ft drop off?
Who else, like me, enjoys a four hour lap of Cannock?
Who else, like me, rides a fatbike because they look so good going slow?
Who else, like me, takes their thermos to the trail centre?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then welcome, my friend, welcome to Bimbleton, population – slow.Posted 1 year ago
‘Bimblecore’- I’ll give it three weeks until either Giant or Trek latch onto that one and release a new bike/standard/wheelsize on the back of it 😆
We love a bimble up NCR 1 via Seaham prom to my OH’s mam and dad’s for Sunday dinner then a slow wheeze back home, bicycles (and knees) groaning and creaking under the extra weight of three stone of meat and seventeen veg!Posted 1 year agocoreMember
There’s an awful lot to be said for bimbling. Most things cycling, and more so mountain biking are aimed at having the lightest, stiffest, fastest, raddest bike and kit going.
But it’s not the be all and end all. For me, whilst I enjoy going flat out, measuring my pace against others and tackling ever more technical trails, that brings with it some pressure, and it’s pressure I’m often aimimg to avoid by biking, so I don’t want to go flat out.
A bimble is the best thing possible for me mentally, I have pretty dark moods and spells of feeling down/conflicted/lost (I hesitate to say depression as I don’t think it really is and don’t want to trivialise it for genuine sufferers). Just grabbing the bike and heading out with the map and only a rough idea of where I’m going to go, is so liberating.
Long live the bimblers!Posted 1 year ago
I think pootling might be a step up from bimbling?
Not sure you can pootle with a takeaway hung on your bars?
I’ve seen pictures of the Peaks Pootles on here.Posted 1 year ago
Some people actually had gloves on.
I believe they have a picnic, which is nice, but it all looks a bit hardcore to me.
roverpig – Member
Is there such a thing as hardcore bimbling? Can it still be a bimble if it’s below freezing or you’re being lashed with sleet, for example?
I’d guess that’s the very essence of bimcore. Unlike other genres of bimbling, such as bimpacking or bimduro.Posted 1 year ago
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