Whitwick / Coalville / NW Leicestershire Riders
@ everyone – we alternate weekly meets at 7pm on a Wednesday. The next one (2nd April) is at the Man Within Compass pub car park in Whitwick.
@BillOddie – all in compliance unless you count lights as making presence easily detected and squealing brakes (it was very moist last night)(!)
Hope to see a few there next week……………Posted 3 years agomuddyfoolMember
It’s been a while since I posted here, and even longer since I made a Wednesday night ride. Anyway, hi to those that remember me. And, well, hi to those that don’t – Good to see a few new names here!
Looks like it’ll be a while longer before I can make it out. After giving my dodgy knee the prescribed amount of rest, hot water bottle and ice treatment I finally got out for a ride a couple of weeks ago and could barely pedal after about 5 gentle miles. I’ve been referred to a knee specialist and had an MRI scan this week. Results are due the week after next. Much as I’m hoping for a miracle cure, realistically it will be a while longer.
I’ll definitely be back out when I can though, good to see you’re keeping it going – especially enjoyed Danny’s write-up of the peaks adventure!
I just hope I can get back to riding before I need lights… (Still have a spare rear light in the car though Scandal, just in case!)Posted 3 years ago
Like a numpty I’ve only gone and forgotten that we have a family funeral (my wife’s grandma) on Wednesday. Doh.
So obviously I won’t be joining you this Wednesday. Can someone who knows the Whitwick stuff make sure they are there, please?
After a very pleasing little rattle around Swithy and others yesterday I decided to bite the bullet and fit a top guide. So I now have chain device, narrow wide ring and clutch mech. If the chain comes off again I’m getting an e bike.
On the (very) plus side, I discovered a couple of hundred yards of absolutely lovely trail yesterday about 500 yards from my house! I’ve ridden around here for eight years and never found it before! A nice steep and rooty start, a quick cross of a grassy clearing, through a gap in a stone wall and onto a steep and loamy bit of trails with a couple of really nice sweeping corners. Needless to say it will feature in the next ride around here.Posted 3 years ago
Hope it goes as well as it can do Danny.
Who is riding tomorrow, I must admit I am not a definite at the moment, Im afraid man flu has been doing the rounds in our office and I am feeling very chesty this evening. I will have to see how things pan out tomorrow.
Muddy, it’s good to see you back on here, get that knee sorted for the summer mate.Posted 3 years ago
Yeah, hope it goes ok, my wife is in two minds about doing a reading (which might be a bit of an emotional moment), but I guess I can step in if needed.
I ‘test rode’ my new trail discovery this evening and I liked it very much. I also did a supremely naughty bit as well, which will feature, but is not wise whilst we are lit up like the runway at east mids.
It would be good if some of you could make it out to ‘keep the ride alive’ (registered trademark), but if not, no worries.
I will return next week and if we get away on time in the light I will show you all the more ‘exclusive’ riding near me!
See you then.Posted 3 years ago
Good ride tonight again. Just me, asbrooks and everyone. Started with a blast round Cademan woods in the thick mud, went round Whitwick quarry, over the naughty route that can’t be named, round Bardon hill, back through Whitwick woods to the pub for a smooth pint of ale.
Everyone(Nathan)took us on some new trails round Cademan woods that were interesting. Also found a new route leading to the area that can’t be named.
Did about 14 miles in all.
Hope the funeral went ok Dan.
Away for 6 weeks now in London so probably be a no show till mid May. Let’s try and do something over easterPosted 3 years ago
Another great ride last night! I have a sore knee after coming off in Cademan woods but all’s good. Lights lasted well now I’ve got the charger sorted out.Posted 3 years ago
Thanks for the guiding duties Jez. Hope work goes OK in the big smoke!
Easter sounds good if Easter Monday. Got the inlaws coming over from France, it’ll be a bit rude to clear off whilst they are here.
I am going to have to pull out of Wednesday as I seem to have come down with something a bit nasty. Whatever the hell it is, my arms and legs feel like they have the worst tendonitis possible, and have done since Friday night.
Has anyone else’s man flu been like this? No cough or cold or runny nose, just a bit of a sore throat and massively painful arms and legs?
Anyhow, I’ve been given a load of antibiotics, so hopefully I might be on the upswing by next Wednesday. 😥Posted 3 years agorascalMember
Hello chaps. Sorry to put a downer on things but my mum passed away last Weds and I’m flitting between home and South Wales sorting stuff out all in a bit of a daze at the mo, so I’ll be out for at least another few rides I’m afraid. Looking forward to it though – my bike hasn’t seen daylight of ages 🙁Posted 3 years ago
Sorry boys, I have no brakes, which is a slight hindrance, I will be fitting new ones tomorrow though so will be about next week.
Sorry to hear the bad news Rascal, I hope things are as well as they can be at such a difficult time.
Danny, I had something similar last week but with all the signs of a cold/flu, was a bugger and I’m still spluttering a bit.
Need to get the show back on the road next week, I just hope this great weather holds out. If my chain for the SS build has arrived tonight I might have a no doubt eye opening quick blast locally tonight.Posted 3 years ago
I have a chain delivered waiting at home but thanks for the kind offer.
I only have a nearly finished rigid single speed at the moment as my main bike is in a state of rebuild. There is not way I will be able to keep up on a first ever ss ride and it is highly unlikely I’ll make it over any where near in time to ride.
If I get home early and get the chain sorted quick enough I’ll try, don’t wait for me though.
I think Bob knows a bit of the stuff around there so you will be in capable hands.Posted 3 years ago
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