Where did you go this weekend?
Was going to Afan but the bad weather put us off 3 hrs drive there and then back.. so went to the Wyre and got totally soaked instead!Posted 8 years ago
Good ride, especially as neither of my m8’s had been before, but it again reasserted my claim that the Wyre does not handle water well!
z1ppy – we had a similar call to make, stay localish (cannock) and do something we do a lot or take a punt and cross fingers the trails were ok. Luckily they were and we even got an hour or so without rain as a special treat.
My car however now stinks as the bike rack i ordered from CRC didnt show so everything was in the boot. Booooo CRC!!Posted 8 years agomrmichaelwrightMember
Rode from Stoke to my parents on Saturday (70 miles and 7000ft of brutal White Peak hills) then 103 miles back home yesterday (another 8000ft of climbing). 17 hours in the saddle in 2 days.
I should have checked the contours before I finalised the route, those Derbyshire road builders need a good talking too. The off road sections were pretty tough as well.
my legs hurt today.Posted 8 years agoloweySubscriber
Was due to do Helvellyn on Sunday, but the forecast put us off so we did Jenkin Crag and the Garburn from Ambleside. Bloody great it was too. Didnt see any rain at all till we got back and loaded up the car. Perfect timing. Only problem was I had my camera on VGA settings so all my pics are crap.Posted 8 years ago
Anyone go out and ride any where good this weekend?
I went a lost my Cwmcarn cherry and it was very enjoyable. The weather was shocking so got very very wet but the trails were fine. With my pants tyres i found the wet rooty climbs really tough so i want to go back with new tyres and on a dryer day.
JoePosted 8 years agoStu_NSubscriber
Local Offroad Big Loop on Saturday.
Calders, Pentlands, Water of Leith, Stoorie Brae, Crammond, tea and cake at Craigie Farm (mmmmcake!) and back via Ratho and canal. 45 miles or so, almost all offroad.
Who says riding around Edinburgh is all Pentlands-shaped? Cos they are wrong!
A couple of brief showers, including one 10 mins from home so I couldn’t cut the lawn when I got in (so sad….had to put me feets up instead).Posted 8 years agoyoshimiSubscriber
Did Garburn Pass clockwise from Staveley………got some serious speed coming down the other side, but then at the bottom started to think about the consequences of doing that on my own – luckily the weather held whilst going over the pass, but when I hit Kentmere the heavens opened and got soaked, so much so I had my head down and went way of route
Lowey, can’t believe you were up there too, Johnnie mentioned you was doing Hellvelyn but was a bit put off by SfB tales of woePosted 8 years agotrail_ratMember
deeside loop audax
Pishing rain sat in van thinking …will we wont we… got out and got on with it , turned out to be glorious bar the headwind from braemar
forfar -stracathro – cairn o mount – ballater – braemar …over a **** of a 9 mile climb to cairnwell – down the glenshee hotel for a tin o coke then home down glen isla
200k , 3105m climbing and 7 hours 15
still trying to decide whether doing the snowroads (300k 4500m climbing) a week after soloing 10 under the ben is a good ideaPosted 8 years agoIdleJonSubscriber
On saturday, in return for getting up at dawn with the little b…. kids I was allowed an hours pass, so decided to get out locally on my aged Klein. Was exactly opposite my house on the other side of the river, negotiating a tight switchback when my front rim collapsed and catapulted me end over end. Bruised bum! (Moral of the tale – don’t forget that aged v-braked bikes will have aged worn rims. Mechanical idiot? Me?)
On sunday evening I thought I’d sort out my lighting arrangements ready for 24/12, having just got my Hope Vision 4s. Did you know that it never gets dark when you’ve got new lights to test? Anyway, long story short, despite riding my new bike, I now have two more bruises on my buttocks from 2 more offs.
Why my bum every time?Posted 8 years ago
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