- Whitwick / Coalville / NW Leicestershire Riders
I’m going to have to declare myself ‘out’.
Some rushed and naive ‘maintenance’ last night has left me needing some parts, which are on order, and the time to fit them. Can someone please make a decision about the when and where?
Scandal. I think my chain drop problems are resulting from a badly worn lower jockey wheel. The chain line on my 1×10 is a bit shit, so I think this has speeded up the wear. You might want to have a look at yours as you don’t want it jamming and the mech going into the wheel. I think the jockey wheel was pulling on the mech slightly, creating a bit of slack that allowed the chain to jump off.
Hopefully next week.Posted 4 years ago
Hi all. I’m interested in joining for some evening rides. I’m currently trying to regain some fitness and don’t want to be holding the group up! What sort of pace do the rides go at?
I live in Birmingham, but work in Nottingham, so Woodhouse/Whitwick/Swithland is easy for me to get to.
Dave.Posted 4 years ago
Hardcoreprawn – I’m out (and apparently leading) tomorrow night.
First night ride since Oct/Nov…prob 3rd or 4th time bike sniffed fresh air in all that time…I would be very surprised if you are at the back, trust me 😉
Come along…it’s hardly a blistering pace at the best of times.Posted 4 years ago
Bring some Beer Tokens for a pint in the Curzon after too 🙂
Have a good’un folks – sods law that the weather looks halfway decent tonight and I’ve managed to eff my bike up…………..
On the plus side, one of the STW community (schmiken) who lives nearby has offered to help me be 100% sure that the mech hanger is straight this evening – so there’s another example of my poor mechanical luck bringing the best out in people(!)
And there’s always next week. And the week after that…….Posted 4 years ago
Sorry for the slightly delayed update. The NWLRC continues for another week.
My first night ride since November was a good one. Met Fatbob and newbie Hardcoreprawn (aka Dave) at the car park and took a spin over to Swithland Woods – very boggy and to bottom end of the woods but ok for the most part. Did a nice run off the obelisk in Bradgate that FB had done before with Danny. Minced around in BP for a while and headed back through SW and did a quick blast up Windmill Hill. Not loads of miles but good to get out again – had a very entertaining pint of Landlord sat under the heater outside the Curzon where a very attractive blondie (posh horsey type) from the village thought it was ok when she clipped a bloke on his bike in Northampton because he was eastern European!Posted 4 years ago
Looking forward to getting out again next week where hopefully HCPrawn will come if he hasn’t been put off!
7pm in the Man Within Compass car park in Whitwick?
7pm Man Within Compass at Whitwick next Wednesday it is.
Glad you boys made it out. Schmiken did the biz with my derailleur hanger, so the gears are now fully functional again. I’ve stuck some new jockey wheels in and a new chain to be sure and it seems mint.
It will be getting a run out on Saturday morning on t’moors north of Bradford before an afternoon and evening on the piss in Ilkley, so Saturday looks like being a good day!
Assuming work doesn’t screw me over I will see you all next Wednesday.Posted 4 years ago
Yep, good ride on Wednesday, although I do need to improve my fitness! Thanks to Rascal and FB for dragging me along the route. Definately not been put off and will be out again on Wednesday all being well.
BTW, Rascal was much better positioned for views of the Eastern European hating posh totty in the pub!!!Posted 4 years ago
I am still 50/50 for this Wednesday evening. I won’t be able to commit one way the other until lunchtime Wednesday, so can someone who knows the Whitwick riding please make sure they’re there?
Now, can I interest anyone in a Peaks away day on Saturday 22nd March?
I was thinking of either doing a slightly extended cut gate out and back or the Edale and Jacobs Classic if anyone is up for it.
Hopefully see you on Wednesday evening, but no promises 🙁Posted 4 years ago
Same as Danny here, having an utter shit fest of a week at work but hoping to be out tomorrow night.
Danny – 50/50
Scandal – 70/30
Come on people, come and join the fun, the weather is looking acceptable 😀
Oh and Muddyfool, that knee must be raring to go by now?Posted 4 years ago
Nice reference Timba, as Freddie Trueman used to say “ah’ll si thee next week”.
Cheers to all who made it out (six – a record for recent times). A really great ride, in my opinion one of the best night rides we’ve done. Decent weather, good numbers and fun riding. No accidents and (shock horror) no mechanicals either.
See you next week, and if anyone else is up for the peaks on Saturday 22nd then let me know on here or in person on a Wednesday night.
Cheers – only two days to the weekend now.Posted 4 years ago
Good ride tonight.
Me, Scandal, Danny, Fatbob, Jez and another newbie asbrooks (Andrew) headed out over Bardon Hill way. A no-grip climb was swiftly following by a dare-not-dab-brakes descent as doing so would have ended up with a face full of muddy turf. Plenty of 2 wheeled slides saw as end up bombing down the cowshitfest towards Mount St Bernard Abbey and sludgefest descent down to Blackbrook Reservoir. A blast down through Cademan Woods ended up with a very swift (and very nice) Hobgoblin at the Rag N Mop. A good ride all said and done.
Woodhouse Eaves 7pm next week.
There’s a decent sized pool of people who have dipped a toe in the NWLRC since the arse-end of last summer. There should – all being well – be a good turnout next week too. Those of you who haven’t been for while, come along. Let’s get a good group together all in the same place at the same time…as the newbies will testify, the pace isn’t too hideous. Even I can feel my mojo coming back after just 2 consecutive night rides…small steps and all that 😉
The posh totty from last week might be in the Curzon – that would be reason alone to make the effort 😀Posted 4 years ago
Lovely write up Rascal, the xenophobic totty sways it, I’m in next week, as is Rob who hasn’t been for a very long time.
Danny, Do you have muddyfool’s number? Might be worth seeing if he is ready for a ride.
just chilling with a single malt and some sons of anarchy, cheers for a good ride chaps.Posted 4 years ago
Hi Chaps, Thanks for letting me join in last night, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Even the the bit through Grace Dieu woods without lights. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
My back survived well, not even a twinge this morning, although my legs are a little sore(can’t believe how unfit I am).
So, to next week. Where are we meeting? Someone mentioned The Old Bulls Head in Woodhouse eves.
I’m loving all this talk of re-discovered mojos and wanting to know the meet for next week whilst riding shoes are still wet from the previous ride – good enthusiasm, people! Seriously, it would be good to get a groundswell of riders coming each week so that the typical numbers were above five each week.
The time and place of next week’s meet is:
7pm Wednesday March 12th in the Woodhouse Eaves village car park.
Directions from the Old Bull’s Head are:
Turn off of the main road at the pub and head into the village. Car Park is about 250 yards on the left – opposite doctors surgery. It has recycling bins and scout hut etc – you really cannot miss it.
Let’s keep up the momentum……….Posted 4 years ago
Ok chaps…a bit early for a roll call but I’m bored as the wife is watching the f*cking Voice on catchup.Posted 4 years ago
I’m deffo in this week – only just got all the shit off the bike and the lights are on charge – see you at 7 at Woodhouse Eaves carpark. C’mon troops – lets have a record turnout 😛
Hopeful of being there. Antibiotics seem to already be sorting sinusitis, so should be ok on that front.
Family matters may intervene as my wife’s grandma is seriously ill in the royal and my in laws are currently in South Africa. They should be back on Wednesday morning and hopefully things will have improved by then. If so, I should make it, if not then missing a bike ride will not seem important!Posted 4 years ago
I am going to see how I am tomorrow,
Dislocated my thumb on Friday night and it’s still a bit mangled. Ill have to see how it is as I don’t want to do some serious damage before the ‘dusty season’ is upon us.
Sorry to hear that Danny, hope she makes a full recovery.Posted 4 years ago
Not sure if a full recovery (i.e. everything back to like it was before) is really on the cards. I doubt she can continue to live in her own house etc even if she does make a decent physical recovery. She is 95 so the chances of getting back to that are slim.
I’ll play it by ear tomorrow evening, but I am not 100% out of the running yet………….Posted 4 years ago
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