Who else had a good ride today?
Yep, really good, and better than I was expecting too… 2 laps of Comrie croft doubling back to do the optional descent on the red. Bloomin lovely- short but sweet and a lot going on in the descents.
No idea why we don’t hear more about this place, it’s short but it’s an absolute gem. Nettles notwithstanding!Posted 6 years agoD0NKSubscriber
not today had a pretty awesome ride yesterday tho, toughest one of the year too.
Kentmere, up dubbs/garburn road, high street, the ullswater classic loop, back upto high street, garburn pass into kentmere. Cracker.
Doesn’t matter how good the previous days ride was when I wake up on a day like today with absolutley toasted legs I always think “damn I’m not going to be able to ride today” 🙁Posted 6 years agoswamp_boyMember
35 mile-ish loop round sunny Herts, English countryside looking lovely. High point was the landlord at the pub stop telling me how he told a bunch from Camra who started getting pretentious to f*** off and not come back. Apparently there’s a regular posse of elderly roadies who roll up in the evening, get very well lathered and wobble off back home in the early hours.
Started badly with a blowout from a lump of glass embedded in the tyre, outer hung together for the rest of the ride, but think I need a new one. Pucking fikey bastards dumping old mirrors in bridleways, didn’t see what it was till too late.Posted 6 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Just a nice jaunt around Rivington on the “new” Enduro. It was its first ride with me and I needed to set thing up how I like them so lots of stop start stuff, playing with shock pressures, seat position as well as bedding in new pads.
A huge success and just in time too as its coming to the Alps with me this Friday!Posted 6 years agocarlosMember
Had a great ride Saturday, Started at Rushup Edge and went ovet to Ladybower via Greenlands, Jaggers Clough, Roman Road and Hagg Farm. Had a chill and came back over WLT, up the Beast and back into Hope, then Broken Road and Rushup Edge back to the car.
Decided I’d chance Parkin Clough, started at the point where it crosses the track which leads from the Dam at Ladybower, 😆 Does it start higher up as it seemed shorter than on a couple of the vids I’ve seem??Posted 6 years agotransporter13Subscriber
Did my first bit of mincing of the year this morning 😯
only did 12 miles on a mix of singletrack/quarry/road as my fitness doesnt allow for much more just yet
Usually do freeridey/Dh/Jumpy stuff so felt all the more strange….whats the deal with pedalling????
Strangely addictive 😀Posted 6 years agoavdave2Member
84 miles from home to Winchester on the SDW on Saturday, 40 miles more than I’ve done in a day before.Posted 6 years ago
9 hours 59 minutes. No punctures, no mechanicals one very slight navigational hiccup when I found myself about 100 meters too far north at the top of Buster Hill and only about 400m of pushing which pleased me as I only had a 32×32 lowest gear.
The weather was perfect with cloud cover most of the time keeping the temperature down and a gentle breeze and very little standing water left.
I did have a bit of a stiff neck nodding to all the other riders coming the other way, there was obviously some event going on as they all seemed to have numbers but everything else held up well and the caffeine nuun drink at 70 miles really sorted me out for the last stretch.
I have to say if your not going into a headwind then it seems the better direction to ride the SDW in. I kept riding down really steep bits thinking thank god I’m not riding up them while most of what I was going up may have been longer but seemed less steep. Also after Buster Hill the worst of the climbing is done. I know the climbs out of Alfriston and Jevington well at wouldn’t really want to face them at the end of a very long ride. Also it seem a lot better to finish at the statue of Alfred The Great than a wooden board.
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