- Whitwick / Coalville / NW Leicestershire Riders
Well, the clean up and repercussions of last night’s ride are in full swing.
I’ve managed to get hold of Smudge at mtbbatteries so the lumenator will be winging its way back to him tomorrow.
Back brake will be getting a bleed either tonight or tomorrow night and the new bb should arrive tomorrow as well.
I might have to surrender my optimism and stick the trailraker and supertacky hi roller back on for Saturday morning – there’s only so much bambi on ice action you can have before a smackdown somewhere.Posted 3 years ago
After losing both of you and having my tyre explode courtesy of some swithland slate I quite enjoyed my 1.5 mile walk back to my car. Even got offered a lift by a car passing by but declined as it was a new car and was covered in swithland mud. Thanks to both of you for taking the time to find me and offering some sound advice on repairing my bike. New rings ordered and spare tyre on ready for the next ride.
Posted 3 years ago
I certainly hope to be there – work is the issue for me this week.
Bank holiday last week leading to most deadlines being pushed back a day – apart from the one that affects me most. So I now have the normal ridiculous amount of work to do, but stuff won’t be ready for me to start on until a day later. Great!
I’ll be more able to be specific on Wednesday lunchtime – the usual odds for me in this situation are about 75/25 in favour of making it, so I’m still hopeful.Posted 3 years ago
I SHOULD be there – Whitwick this week isn’t it?Posted 3 years ago
Schmiken came to the rescue last night with a bit of bike maintenance.
I couldn’t get the gears right after the snapped chain as the frigging hanger wasn’t straight – not obvious to look at but he has some magic tool for checking it – it was actually way out.
Full rear brake bleed so hopefully no sticky pistons anymore – I’ll still be slow, though I hope to not be riding like a nobber again like 2 weeks ago! 😳scandal42Subscriber
Unfortunately lads I’m declaring myself out this week. Tomorrow is the only night I’ve got to rebuild the bike and give it a good going over before the Lakes on Saturday.
Was hoping to give it a test run but things have gone against me.
Have a goodun and ill most definitely see you in a couple of weeks.Posted 3 years ago
Me (barring any work-related silliness)
Sorry chaps. Now going to Lakes Fri and as I have stuff on tomorrow night that leaves tonight to get my shit together. Plus I’m riding to work tomorrow (not that that makes that much difference). Yes – I am a ponce.Posted 3 years ago
Enjoy – should be some ‘interesting’ bike handling on display 😉
No worries for those of you who couldn’t make it, Jez, Bob and I had a fun ride around the local environs. The route we took wouldn’t come as a surprise to most of you, just riding some nice stuff that is now becoming nicely familiar.
Conditions were more wet than muddy, but mud is still in abundance. Most of Cademan and other bits are still firm with a loose slippery top, but much more rain and I think we are heading into slurry territory.
Still, a nice ride in some challenging conditions. Setting up for corners and little drops and jumps and thinking “please don’t twitch or slip on me now”, I certainly had one big moment as I thought I’d set up nicely for a little drop, but the front wheel slipped, I tensed up but luckily managed to steer away from the highest bit to a bit you could roll down. No major mechanicals to report, either. One slightly shonky battery bag needed strapping to my frame with zipties, but other than that no ripped tyres, cranks falling off, snapped chains etc. Big up to Jez and Bob for making it out in the drizzle and making it a good ride.
All rounded off with a pint of pedigree at the pub. A much better way of spending the evening than watching a pointless friendly against the might of Ecuador.
See you next Wednesday evening, 7pm Woodhouse Eaves Village car park.Posted 3 years ago
I am hoping to be there (90% chance I would say).
Work is not the issue this time – the house move saga has taken a very annoying turn and our buyers have been a bit ‘wobbled’ by our new nob-head next door neighbour putting in a planning application for a large loft conversion. Great timing, mate, well done you(!) 🙄
Anyhow, our buyers are coming round at 6pm tomorrow to have a look at what it would look like from our house – hopefully they’ll have buggered off again by 6-45pm, but if things are getting a bit stressy I’ll probably want to stick around.
If I’m not there by 7 I’ll be riding anyway, but don’t wait for me(!)
Moving house has to be one of the most depressing things from the point of view of losing your faith in people and their good intentions.
Rule number one of moving house: All people will act like bastards in the end. Get your retaliation in first…….Posted 3 years agoLucasSubscriber
I live just south of Nottingham and have watched the thread with interest as I often ride the road bike round this way. Just got a new bike (took it to the peak on Sunday) and keen to ride a bit more local to home so I’ll come and join in if your nice to me. 7pm in Woodhouse Eaves car park right?Posted 3 years agomuddyfoolMember
ready to ride at 7
Things have changed 🙂
I’m hoping to get out for a ride tonight. I’m not sure I’ll be there by 7, and if I do then I may well have to leave you to it either due to an intermittent knee injury or my complete lack of fitness, having only ridden about 100 miles in the last 6 months. But I know my way around the area well enough so no problems if that happens.
So I might be there, or might bump into you somewhere in the area. Either way, have fun – looks like a nice evening for it!Posted 3 years agomuddyfoolMember
Haha, no worries. I just remember the first few of these there was always one (usually me tbh) who turned up at 5 or 10 past when everyone else was ready to go. Makes sense to be specific. 🙂
Anyway, I’m running late tonight and I’d be even later than that by the time I load up the car and drive over so will just head out from home instead and leave the group thing for another week. My physio would approve anyway since I’m still supposed to be riding gently.
Have a good one!Posted 3 years ago
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