Weekend Riding Plans and Pics (19.05)
Looks to be a mixed bag weatherwise over the weekend, bit ‘o rain and a bit ‘o sun with temps in the low to mid teens, not too bad.
I’m planning a dawn 30 mile bridleway and sustrans track bash for tomorrow and getting the train back.
Good luck to all doing the jenn lakes 100/200 ride. I’m sure you’ll all have a belter, looking forward to loads of nice pics from the best rural corner of England.Posted 9 months agostevedocMember
Well today is new bike day ,but brains telling me I cant use it until its been wrapped .
Health and safety course at 7:30 tomorrow so might get out for 3pm then Sunday is Chess dad , taking my lad to play for Lancashire so tablet and classroom all weekend .
Soo want to take my new stead for a dam good thrashingPosted 9 months agosuperfliMember
French Enduro Rd2, Raon L’Etape. Sat in our hotel room prepping the bikes atm. Interesting format, no practise, but a “sighting” lap at your alloted time, no stopping. So pretty much blind for us! 400entries, including a few biggies like Clementz, Trabac, Absalon. I hope I dont come last!Posted 9 months agofifeandyMember
Training plan has me down for a 9hr ride, but feeling a bit gubbed at the end of 3 week block and ready for an easy week, so may ‘just’ be the 6hrs.
Planning a day in the hills from Glenshee to Tomintoul and back. Supposed to be with NC500 group, but they seem to be training for 120mile days by drinking beer. Roll on August 😈Posted 9 months agofathomerSubscriber
Had a nice short road ride with the wife this morning, the proper fun starts tomorrow.
The plans are roughly as follows, drive to Lakes for late morning, walk up Scafell Pike from Seathwaite, meet friends in the George for cow pie. Monday ride at Whinlatter, Borrowdale Bash Tuesday and then a route around Coniston on Wednesday that takes in Parkamoor.Posted 9 months agokayak23Subscriber
FOD today. I took the bouncy bike as I’ve not ridden it in about 3 months as I’ve been living on the hardtail. Weird… Fun though.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/TKBT3Z]Forest of Dean. Shutcastle May 2017[/url] by Kayak23, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/TKBURi]Forest of Dean. Shutcastle May 2017[/url] by Kayak23, on FlickrPosted 9 months agoweeksySubscriber
Top day at Afan today, doing W2. That’s the Wall, the over to Whites descent, then cafe for lunch and then up Whites and back over to do the Wall descent.
It comes in at 44km of riding with 950m of climbing…. which is a decent workout for sure. My climb times were not particularly wonderful as me and Crust were riding together on the way up, but my times on the downs were certainly a fair bit quicker than i’ve ridden previously, so i’m more than happy with that 🙂 i took a chunk of times off all of them coming down. I was certainly having a decent try on some/all of them and trying my best to stay off the brakes as much as possible.
Climbing wise, i felt happy and had a few pedally sections where i felt it was fine to crack on, again the times were happy there.
Overall, it was a brilliant brilliant day out. The rain stayed away, the sun came out once or twice too and we had lots of fun.
There were no crashes, plenty of cake and plenty of sausages !Posted 9 months agoVortexracingSubscriber
Just had a cracking ride on the Tripster in ‘gravel mode’. 🙄
Those Schwalbe G-Ones are quite a revelation. Fast on road and really confidence inspiring on dirt.
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Now to mow the lawn 🙁Posted 9 months ago
Four people turned out for my FLAB Social ride this morning in the lovely warm sunshine – range of ages, bikes and experience. Very pleasant 26 miles pootling around south of Derby and watching one of them fail to complete the most enormous slice of Chocolate Rolo cake you could imagine at Mercia Marina!Posted 9 months agobreadcrumbSubscriber
Managed to sneak a quick ride around Whinlatter before family duties this morning.
Shake down ride for the Kona Unit with a Chronicle up front. Started with 13.5 psi and tried 12.5 psi, I think I can drop lower but I’ll try little by little.
Rides surprisingly well rigid with the plus tyre up front.Posted 9 months agofifeandyMember
Up with the birds, 05:30 start, ride from Fife up into the Cairngorms.Posted 9 months ago
135mi, 11500ft climbing.
Felt like winter most of ride with single digit temps and occasional drizzle – brrr.
Set some decent segment times on Cairnwell and the Lecht without actually setting out to do so.
Quite pleased overall, although bit gubbed after 120mi – not really cut out for this endurance stuff.milky1980Member
Was having a chores and family weekend so no riding plans, but managed to get away from the family early Sunday afternoon. Seeing as it was stunning weather out I grabbed the bike and went for a quick spin round the short loop of Cwmcarn’s Cafall trail 😀
Lovely having the trail to myself and the evening light dappling through the trees as I flew along (excuse crappy phone pic…)Posted 9 months agoLittleNoseSubscriber
Loaded up the Croix de Fer and enjoyed riding at a sedate pace along quiet roads and bridleways.
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Loving the flexibility of the ‘gravel’ bike.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/UN9y7Q]Croix de Fer[/url] by Mikey Scott, on Flickr
Stopped in the pub for lunch, and then the rain arrived… two hours later I had no inclination to ride up any incline so jumped on the train.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/TP1qy2]Croix de Fer[/url] by Mikey Scott, on Flickr
Lessons learned :Posted 9 months ago
1/ 50/34 compact with 36T cassette is good, but still want lower gears.
2/ mudguards would be nice
3/ limit the beer during stops until you’re done climbingroverpigSubscriber
I was playing with the free trial of the OS Maps software and sketched out a 25mile loop taking in the Ladder road, which I’ve not ridden before. OS thought it would involve 4,400 foot (1,340m) of climbing, which was a bit of a worry! But I swapped the Surly ICT for a Canyon Dude at least in part because it would be lighter to carry and my diddy little 26T chainring arrived on Saturday morning, so I had no excuses 🙂
Posted 9 months agoslowblokeSubscriber
Drove up to Cwmcarn and did a lap of the Twrch. Had to use the Stache as my 5010 is at the LBS having the reverb swapped. Regretted not swapping back onto the Chupacabras as the Vee Bulldozers seem to grip everything except the Cwmcarn rocks and dragged like hell on the climbs. Good ride though until first the back brake decided to stop working (leaked most of the fluid out over the pads and disk) shortly followed by the front deciding it too was not going to play on the final descent which made life erm, interesting!Posted 9 months agopostierichSubscriber
Opening gates taking photos and riding part of a route I put together for the #jennride only had 1 moan from one rider out of 168 riders 🙂Posted 9 months ago
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