Whitwick / Coalville / NW Leicestershire Riders
Thanks Danny, I enjoyed the day even though it was hot. Thanks for the tip about the fluids Andy, needed every drop, and a buff dipped in a stream makes a good cold shower too
I took my rubbish home with me, including my riding skills, and only left a few bits of skin and some blood behind
Recommended!Posted 3 years agorascalMember
Great write up again Danny – nicely splattered diarrhoea though!Posted 3 years ago
Sounds like a brill ride – it’s got to be 10 years+ since I went over Cut Gate and had a pint in Langsett – would like to do again in the not-too-distant future.
REALLY missing the biking at the mo – it’s the worst possible time of year to have a bloody leg injury 🙁
Next physio is next Thurs so will see what I’m told then – obviously want to get back into it ASAP but don’t want to rush it and make it worse either. This is the longest period of my life sans-bike.
I’ll see you when I see you!rascalMember
Andrew – much better on my pins than I have been thanks.Posted 3 years ago
Always seems a bit better straight after physio – massage and ultrasound.
Still got a slight limp – think it might be having a knock-on on knee and deffo back – back been pretty bad last 4 days but not so bad today.
Got round to fixing puncture today – first time bike been out of garage for 6 weeks!
Felt confident enough to go round the block…fine on a downward slope…no power in left leg at all on anything more than flat. Based on how it felt I’d say it’ll still be a good while before I’m stomping up anything technical in anger which is bloody annoying now. I think the balmy summer evenings will be long gone before I get a chance to enjoy them.
Got a DH day at Antur Stiniog booked end of Sept – that should be doable as no strenuous uphill effort but hoping to be back to my usual shit form by then 😉asbrooksSubscriber
Good to hear you’re on the mend Wanye! You’ll have to give the details of your physio, or if anyone knows a physio who can halp me! My back has given way again! Happened Sunday morning, just went into a spasm…Posted 3 years ago
Needless to say I’m well miffed off, I was hoping to get out on Wednesday. No chance of that happening now. 🙁
Good idea about Ticknall although that extra few miles travelling time might count me out. Crazy week at work having not been there for a fortnight. What length (time) of ride would we be doing?
Best thing from my point of view is that one of you makes the decision today or tomorrow whether to do Ticknall or Whitwick. I can then try to fit in as best I can. If I can’t make Ticknall I can always nip out around here, so don’t worry about me for this week too much.Posted 3 years ago
Let’s see what the interest is for this week, If there are a few up for Ticknall then we can give it a go, if not then I’m happy to go with a local ride.
The full loop that I have done before is about 18 miles but not too bad. What do we usually do?
There are two options to shorten the ride about 3/4 of the way round which would be ideal if time was getting on.Posted 3 years ago
Bit of road work but not too much, although one of the climbs is bloody stupid steep.Posted 3 years agojez130Member
Done that route loads of times. Starts in Ticknall village carpark. Nothing really technical but could make something out of Robin wood if got time to explore (good fun in the winter if you like lots and lots of mud). Two short road ascents near the end but a really nice ride.
Im still in Newton Abbott so a no show for me again.Posted 3 years ago
Any news on a decision yet? If I can make it I am well up for a change of scenery, if not I can be a miserable bastard and have a ride on my own instead.
Just post up with a definitive yes/no and a suggested time/place for the meet in Ticknall if that is what we are doing (please).Posted 3 years ago
7pm ready to ride at the Ticknall village hall car park, I will do my best to guide the route from memory but there may be the odd moment.
There is the potential, as has been suggested, to spend a bit of time hunting out various bits in Robin Hood wood, although time will be a factor.Posted 3 years ago
Brill ride fellas, really enjoyed the change of scenery and change of pace. Glad none of the near-misses turned into anything more serious
Bet that’s a joyless shit-fest in the winter
I’ll echo that except for the bit about change of pace 😳
Seriously, I hope I didn’t piss any of you off too much with my lack of MTFU.
A nice loop and some surprisingly lengthy (by E Mids standards) lengthy-feeling descents.
Note to self (again) – leave a decent gap to the rider in front! My reactions were probably dulled by that point, but luckily I’d nearly stopped by the time I collided with Scandal. Does it count as a crash if no one actually falls off?Posted 3 years ago
Nah, you have to hurt something otherwise it’s just a mishap. Was a timely lesson in “look where you want to go” and “don’t ride too close”.
Don’t worry about running out of awesome before the end. Happens to us all, but you did tire quite quick last night – you eating enough? Or maybe you’ve got a cold or ebola or small pox or somethingPosted 3 years ago
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