Had a few boots over the years, got one worn old pair and a slightly newer “smarter” pair on the go at the moment. Had a few pairs of trainers over the past few years as well.
I want a pair of the standard shoes (although the hard life version) but they’re £130.
No it was fine. The way down from the little shelter thing towards the memorial got pretty claggy in parts, thick wet clay. I somehow got one peddle caught in a clump of it, made a right mess!
I’d like to get up there again when it’s a bit drier, The first part of the white coppice path looked virtually impassable today, next time I’ll put the…[Read more]
Well I did it!
Route as above, up to the mast and down San Marino, up Belmont road and across to great hill, past Joe’s memorial and on to brinscall, back along the path by the river, swing by Healey nab, back to rivi, down the path by sheep fold lane to the bottom, back up to the pigeon tower and back down to the car.
Can’t believe I’ve never…[Read more]
Thanks for the help fellas
Plan is park at bottom of ice cream run, ride up to the mast and down San Marino. Up Belmont road then to great hill. Wing it on the way downd depending on how I’m finding it. Swing by Healey nab, back to Rivi, up to the top and back down to the car.
Hehe, I didn’t proof read that then did I!
Now that I’ve google earth’d it, it looks like pretty easy navigating from Belmont road all the way past the fell runners memorial (is that Joe’s cup?) and down either white coppice or on to brinscall.
Coz I’ve never been that way before I just don’t know what to expect. Doesn’t need to be the…[Read more]
I’ve just google earth’d it. It looks leeks the entire route from Belmont road over to great hill and the feel runners memorial USD pretty good track then?
If I drop spank to brinscall or white coppice, is there a preferred route to Healey nab, it all looks like fairly complicated fp’s on the OS map?
I know riding can be a bit sensitive round there, so generally I stick to the obvious stuff around Rivi, San Marino etc.
But is splitters edge rideable or advised against? I see it’s a segment on strava. Thinking ride over there from Belmont rd, then left at great hill down to white coppice.
I’ve never done that before so have no idea what…[Read more]
richardkennerley replied to the topic Let's have some odd, cool, iconic and awful police cars of yesteryear and today in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago
I generally do prefer riding on my own; to be out by myself is partly why I do it.
But I think the novelty of a sportive, or an event like Ardrock is a bit of a treat for me. Taking part in something, the encouragement and atmosphere of being surrounded by other riders, the way marking (if needed, I could probably navigate something the the FW…[Read more]
Altura Mayhem? I’ve had mine a few (maybe 4-5)years now, just washed and re-treated it for the first time the other day. It’s remained water proof all that time, only gives up after several hours of persistent down pour.
Gk 32’s here (also skinwall 👌) I’m not much of an experienced roadie so I’ve not got much to compare them to, only the Clement x-plors that were on the bike before. The difference was like getting a new (better) bike!
They feel fast to me, but how that compares to a 28c slick I don’t know.
Tried to set them up tubeless once with no joy,…[Read more]
I’m thinking of it as well. Although the idea of doing something with 50% more distance & climbing than the Ronde van Calderdale does scare me a bit!
If you can get round the RvC then the FW is certainly not beyond reach. Personally, I find the RvC equally as tough.
Wish you hadn’t mentioned this. Never heard of it before, l…[Read more]
richardkennerley replied to the topic Hunched over, furiously rubbing away, but my helmet barely gets any bigger….. in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago
My old bell super fitted my head better than my endura, but it wasn’t perfect (can’t remember what size it was.)
I’ve got an urge FF, that fits me ok.
Is that a gravel bike you are on then?
Technically, yes. A planet X full monty SL. I have to have one all round bike, so a but of commuting, trailer pulling, a bit of bridleway pootling, but enjoyable on the road as well. I really like it, but I’ve no idea what a ‘real’ road bike feels like in comparison!!
Maybe by the time the FW 2021 comes…[Read more]
It was in the lakes; ambleside, wrynose, kiln bank cross, east side of coniston, hawkshead hill, ambleside.
I ride the forest of bowland a bit which provides some climbing, but my local riding is essentially flat. I tend to average 17-18mph locally.
I’m totally on board with improving fitness as the best thing I can do, but I think a few…[Read more]
Yeah, I’m only an hour or so from the lakes so in theory I could do the route whenever I wanted, but setting the event as a target and something to experience seems to make some sort of sense to me.
I tend to ride alone most of the time so riding an event like this is a totally different experience, much like riding the Ardrock is the opposite of…[Read more]
Took the 53/39 off and replaced with a 50/34. Rode steadily on the flat, destroyed myself on the climbs (not by trying to ride quickly, just with the shear effort of winching a fat man up big hills with a 34*28 lowest gear
On this, what makes a good climbers set up on a road bike? I’m on a 50-34 and 11-34 9spd cassette at the moment.
I went…[Read more]
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