where have you ridden this weekend and what was it like?
this morning we tried a new ride from kilnsey to black edge, across grassington moor, down into hebden, along the road thro grassington to threshfield, up the road and across malham moor to the top of mastiles lane and down back to kilnsey
it was cold and at times wet/hail but a fantastic ride with lots of climbing
what about you….Posted 9 years agostuartlangwilsonSubscriber
Innerleithen dh stuff on Saturday, didn’t rain until we were back at the cars. Crashed on the jump after the bombhole as it was seriously windy after 3pm. Trails were riding well.
Today did some xc near stirling, super slippery fun, some very light snow.Posted 9 years agoBlurboySubscriber
Woburn woods, after not riding coz of man-flu for about 4 weeks. Loamy sandy sludge mixed with engine oil. Fantastic especially roller coaster. Totally wasted but happy as a pig in well mud basically. Several groups out including a few roadies on the Brickhill Hill.Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
Up the River Lee, then onto the Greenway, past the Olympic site. Up through Hackney to Walthamsberg Marshes. Stopped at Springfield Park to have a fag (the bridge at the bottom of Spring Hill is gone; should be replaced by March). then back down, past Lee Bridge Road, across the Middlesex Filter Beds, to Hackney Marshes. Watched a bit of dire Sunday League footy for a bit, then along to Carpenters Road. Scooted along the Ducketts Union canal, joined the Regents canal,and down to Limehouse Basin. Then a quick pottle up the Limehouse Cut, and home.
Lovely and sunny, most people seemed to be in a good mood, saw a funny little dog, and plenty of wildfowl. Bit chilly towards the end, though.
Can’t beat it…Posted 9 years agovinnyehSubscriber
a wee piddle round Mam Tor, Rushup Edge, Hollins Cross – wind and bog played havoc with the climb round Rushup Edge- ended up walking half of it.
Am I overly concerned about the condition of the trail up there? It really looks pretty ugly up to me, but it’s my first winter in the peaks, and my first ride round the Edge, so don’t really know what sort of condition the trails are normally in. Descent to the valley is fun- is the chicken run to the side really that, or used for the climb?
And who was the group of 20+ I saw heading down as I was climbing up to Rushup Edge? Bloody substantial outing that one.Posted 9 years ago13thfloormonkMember
Slip slip sliding around some urban singletrack in edinburgh on saturday, best fun i’ve had going sideways in a long long time.
Utterly crap road ride today, climbed up to gorebridge from auchendinny with the wind firmly against me, and just as i reach the top the snow/sleet started, got a few blinding flakes in the eyes and some very wet numb hands before bailing out and taking the quickest route back to edinburgh, which turned out to be the nastiest, busiest, roundaboutiest road i’ve ever had the misfortune to ride along, got back pretty miserable, then pulled the liner out of my expensive Gore gloves trying to remove them from sodden hands.
My honeymoon period on the new roadbike is well and truly over then : (Posted 9 years agoslugwashMember
On a steep climb one third of the way into the first lap of today’s Soggy Bottom Race at Newnham Park my seatpost bolt sheared. I finished the lap without a saddle but there was no way I was going to do three more laps with my arse bobbing up and down a couple of inches above a spike. I watched the rest of the race along side two other STWers, Julianwilson & CrispyBacon, who had both bailed out of the race on account of man flu. LiteW8s ;0)
When I got home my four year old daughter burst into tears ‘cos I hadn’t won the race! Christ, the amount of pressure some kids put on their parents nowerdays is unbearable.Posted 9 years agoNebSubscriber
Grumm, we were just out playing really, no real ‘route’, trying out some of the cracking descents outside of the NFT. I think we did the Parkamoor descent down to satterthwaite, excellent it was too!
It was a surprisingly nice day wasn’t it! (apart from the freezing cold feet that is!)Posted 9 years agoKojaklollipopMember
South Downs – mistake was riding along the top of em, very open and near the sea so the wind hits you with full force, nothing to stop it, when I turned around with the wind behind me I went faster up the hill I’d just struggled to get down!
But, we had blue sky and sunshine all the way.Posted 9 years agoWhatafackinLibertyMember
Cardrona on Saturday for a gentle pootle on natural stuff. Very wet and very slippy.
Innerleithen XC on Sunday morning with Kona in tow. Great weather, though icy in bits, until we hit Caddon Bank and the sleet n’ rain started. Great day excpet for Kona nearly causing a crash on the downhill run close to the carpark.
Kona apres ride:
Posted 9 years agoOxboyMember
Went to ‘The Wall’ at Afan yesterday for the first time. We travelled 3 hours to get there from Leicester!Posted 9 years ago
My friend had been before but I was itching to try it on my new steed, to be honest there was a lot of stop starting, fettling my rear shock then my pals xt front mech sheared a bolt leaving his heckler small ringed at the front! we sured that up to the bigger ring jamming a stick behind it forcing the mech over sufficiently.
The ride, well to be honest there is some really good fast singletrack but there also seems to be a lot of (imo) dull peddling to get to it, but on the whole I think it was worth the rush of adrenalin you get from riding completely on the edge down the last tight downhill run!
Will go again but maybe not this year . . .theotherjonvSubscriber
couple of hours guided around Holmbury, test riding on the Head for the Hills test ride day.
Had a blast, some familiar stuff, some new stuff. Really must make the effort to do a few shorter exploring rides up there instead of just hitting Pitch, Holmbury and Leith summits as part of a big ride.
Trails were a bit muddy in places but its never that bad up there.
And the best bit – they loaned me a Fuel EX9.9 (the full carbon / XTR thing) which was fantastic. Shame the bonus this year doesn’t look like it will quite stretch to the £4500 to buy one. But the 8 is definitely on the radar!Posted 9 years ago
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