- Your weekends riding
I know the feeling Becky, missed out on a few rides due to revision and final year project. Uni is almost over for me now though, just one more exam a week on Wednesday 😀
Was gonna go Cannock today but my car decided it didn't want to start, think the battery is nackered. So its just been a weekend of riding Western Park jumps. Did it on my bmx Friday which was a disaster, fell off so many times. Been up on the Trailstar yesterday/today which is effortless in comparison, flows through the jumps so easily 🙂Posted 7 years agoajantomMember
Yesterday up on the Quantocks (was visiting my girlfriend in Taunton, so it would've been rude not to)……
Drove up to the Lydeard Hill carpark about 10am, raring to go.
Got bike out of boot, put front wheel in forks, tighten up the allen bolt skewer….SNAP…..bloody thing had sheared!
So I drove all the way back into Taunton, remembered there was a bike shop near the train station – Ralph Colman Cycles – popped in & explained my problem, and rather than just sell me a new set of skewers like most shops would've they had a root around in the workshop and found a front Halo allen bolt skewer for me. Top guys!
Anyway, decided I'd better see the g'friend so back to hers for lunch, chilled in the lovely sunshine reading for a couple of hours, and then drove back out to the Quantocks at about 4pm.
This time the wheel went in ok. Cycled off, and managed to go over the bars within 5 minutes of the car park! Front wheel hit a root, and I just pivoted over the bars. Smacked my face on the ground, and grazed my arm and leg.
So…………5 minutes spent cursing my luck, and letting my head clear, then I carried on – not sure of what would happen next, my luck being not so good that day!
As it happened I had a lovely ride from then on, lots of lovely dry singletrack, some swoopy descents, sweaty up-hills, and a good 22 mile ride was finally had!
My face and shoulder really ache today though 😆Posted 7 years agoMtbColMember
Trailbuilding in Dalby, started a new pump track at Dixons Hollow. That was between a play about on certain sections of the World Cup loop. Bloody hard riding, especially as my XC bike is awaiting new pads and rotors, so I rode the big 8" travel Giant Faith. Managed to ride a few of the ups, but the downs were fantastic, especially the boardwalk/rock step descent and Medusa's Drop. Not so good….. was unable to carry enough speed into Worry Gill drop so had to bail out, the Medusa complex climb is impossible, it was hard enough to push up it, but then again I doubt I'd get up it on my XC bike….Posted 7 years ago
I still finished the day with a massive grin on my face though 🙂
So where did everyone get to then this weekend? Yorkshire Dales both days for me.
Saturday – solo ride from home over Flasby Fell to Hetton and Rylstone then Barden Moor.
Today – one of the rides I have been dreading, since a tearful incident when I was just starting mountain biking. Horton to Langstrothdale > Horse Head Moor and Foxup Moor. I don't know what I was worried about 🙂 the descent from Horse Head Moor down to Foxup is ace 🙂Posted 7 years ago
Domino, join us on our Skipton Womens rides, or do I already know you? Got something planned for Wed and prob Thurs next week, mixed bunch but all do long off-road riding and shorter evening stuff. I live just outside Skipton. Our ning is,
Wycoller is ace to start from and head south towards Widdop using the Pennine Bridleway. Like you say it's a change from the Dales!Posted 7 years agoneverfastenuffMember
I was going to do the Monkey – well I had planned to do the Monkey till my LBS noticed that my bushes and bearings had worn out on my softail and will not get the replacement bearing pack till wed at earliest – this left me in a quandry as the monkey was to be a prep ride for a welsh w/end next week. I have spent my day stripping out my softail and building up my hardtail with all the new bits and bobs – hardtail for Machx and the tarwyn trail this weekend. Its light tho' 😉Posted 7 years agorickmeisterSubscriber
Ferry across to Dunoon, north round Loch Eck. Ride up eastwards over the Cowal Trail and 6km of bike a hike. Down to Loch Long then South past this tree house, note the chimney,
on past the submarine pens
and a bonus bit of singletrack to Ardentinny, back over the pass to Loch Eck and along the road to the Botanic Gardens..
Lovely!Posted 7 years agoRorschachMember
Nipped out this arvo after the gp for a quick local spin.Somehow ended up doing 63.9km and 1800m of climbing….in 3hr26min!!!On a ss.And I don't feel beat up in the slightest.Dunno what the hell is going on with me at the mo-I'm 37,I don't "train",I've never been a whippet and I hav'nt even spent that much time on the bike this year.Someone must be spiking me food with EPO.Starting to freak myself out a bit. 😯Posted 7 years ago
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