- What type of riding do most STW's actually do?
Weekly club night ride with mates and a pub at the end of it, involving Singlespeeds, some Strava woodland trails and the Chiltern Hills. Extending to bigger 30-40 milers at the weekend involving single track bridle ways woods and a bit of road with a tea & cake stop and ultimately a pub or two. The extreme is an annual trip to the Alps for some tech eyes on stalks guided downhill action on the bouncy bikes and trips to Afan and the Peaks.Posted 4 years ago
I am Enduro curios .
I just Love riding bikes !!!!JunkyardMember
Road – 30-60 miles almost always solo and weekly
MTB – every Tuesday with mates locally and SS in winter 3-4 hours
MTB gentle trails/trail centre green with my kids 10-15 miles couple of times a month
99% of my MTB is riding natural stuff
Hill reps [ hour ish] or a long ride on Sunday* 4+ hours in summer considerably less and less often in winter
*depending on whether i have kids or notPosted 4 years agoacehtnMember
Downhill racing on a burly hardtail.
Some SS eventing on rigid hardtail.
Small bit of cross country/country pootling.
Around town or on the beach (no fat bike required)
Clunker skip death trap bike downhill pub racing.
And might get round to building up a big hitter for uplift days, might even singlespeed it.Posted 4 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
Two wheel rambling.
Generally trying to take in the best scenery that I can with as much off road, linked up with as little on road, as possible.
I’m surprised by the number of people who ride something vaguely similar.Posted 4 years ago
I’d always assumed there was a far higher proportion of trail centre riders on STW.crosshairMember
My pigeonhole would have to be ‘non-technical XC’ but to prepare for this I do mostly road miles. Straight from the door, no mess, no clag, few punctures, no dog mess. Not to mention the ability to train as accurately as possible.Posted 4 years ago
That said, I have just bought a road bike so might attempt a local TT or two and the odd Sportive.kimbersSubscriber
mostly commuting 🙁 100 miles a week, but on my hardtail with slicks and I ride every set of steps I can on the way
but ive entered an enduro race a month this year (including all of the ukge) and squeezed in the odd trail centre ride and the torq rough ride 70k tooPosted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Traditional mountain biking for me. If it’s a legal trail on an OS map with some views ideally that’s my main thing. Xc trail centre works for me too (Afan, Coed y Brenin, cwmcarn etc).
I also ride with the kids for ‘ adventures’ and transport, commuting, non competitive road riding, to the shop for a loaf of bread or any old excuse.
I also lose at garden races to my four year old son. 16″ wheels accelerate and turn quicker than a road bike on wet grass.Posted 4 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
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i just ride my bike and couldn’t care less what categorie it’s supposed to be in, Vive La Velo
I have some bikes. I ride them. I like (very much) riding them. Sometimes I even drive them to places further away and ride them there.
If you REALLY need a label, I guess pretty much all my riding is ‘big kid playing on a bike’.Posted 4 years agoavdave2Member
Xc wheels on the ground stuff for me starting less than half a mile from the door. In the last 27 years I reckon I may have put the bike in the car maybe 2 or 3 times. I’m lucky enough to have an off road commute so a lot of my riding is variations on the route to and from work.Posted 4 years agonachoMember
Well thanks all for the amusing, informative and occasionally stupid answers (yes to maybe a stupid question, I get it)Posted 4 years ago
I have always thought we had a really good cross section of people here who just like to ride and all sorts of preferences, skill levels etc and this just proved it….
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