David Gould

  • Sanny replied to the topic Bike Servicing Glasgow in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    Carl at Bikelove on Garscube Road ( 2 down from Kinetics). World Cup Mechanic. Knows his onions. Pop into Jaconnelis Cafe for a classic Scots Italian trip down memory lane.

    Alternatively West End Cycles is also good just off Byres Road up from the University Cafe.

    Hmm. I see a theme developing.

  • Grum p speaks the truth (as usual!) <waves!>

    We did the Tour De Combins together last September which will feature in issue 130 of the mag. We only scratched the surface………

    Check out

    http://www.chamonixbikeblog.com/2019/tour-des-combins/

    Actually just read his whole blog and get a feel for the places he is writing about……..

  • Sanny replied to the topic Best CX rides near Glasgow in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    If you mix in road then you should look at the tiny singletrack road at Ballochleam in the hills above Kippen. There are some good access tracks there now since the windfarm was installed as well as some lovely backroad action to be had over by North Third and off road around the Carron Valley.

  • Sanny replied to the topic Best CX rides near Glasgow in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Yes indeed my friend! Tell me, do you still have the old cannondale Caad 3 frame in your garage?

    I recall some great adventures – the Southern Upland Way section that was, errrr, interesting, Windy Hill, Chatelherault, the Clyde Walkway. Heck, we were riding gravel before it became a thing!

    Up for some new adventures up your way in the Spring if…[Read more]

  • Sanny replied to the topic Best CX rides near Glasgow in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Starter for Ten.

    Clyde Walkway all the way down to New Lanark. Rode this again on Sunday taking in Tinto Hill at the end. Urban tarmac soon becomes well defined footpath and tracks.

    Chatelherault Country Park.

    The John Muir Way – all the way from Helensburgh to Dunbar. Pretty much perfect on a cross bike with some nice off road sections.

    The…[Read more]

  • The shock sag settings are what the manufacturer recommends so we can safely eliminate that.

    Skillz course? Is there such a thing for e bikes? Perhaps I just need to accept that my riding style / choice of trails & lines and e bikes aren’t great bedfellows.

    tj

    Good point. The bb is lower than on my other bikes by quite some margin. I’ve not…[Read more]

  • Nobeer

    Don’t worry, I still prefer the pain and suffering of steep climbs on a normal bike! Ha! Ha! Terrifying how fast I can climb on an e bike though and how steep some of the trails I have ridden up are!

    TJ – it is definitely lower than my normal bike which may be part of the issue.

    Marty – I am beginning to think that reigning it in may…[Read more]

  • I’m not going to say which bike as that would not be fair as I have experienced it with other brands so it is not unique to a particular make or model.

    The challenge I have is that it is extremely rare for me to hit a chainring or bashguard on a normal mountain bike. My worry is that there comes a point where repeated big hits (one yesterday had…[Read more]

  • Sanny replied to the topic Mountain Bikers – Pitlochry in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    I love Pitlochry but leaving the Lake District for it? I have to ask why? The riding around Pitlochry and Dunkeld are excellent but given the choice, I wouldn’t choose to leave the Lakes for them without a fairly compelling non-bike reason. Sorry to seem a bit negative but the riding in the Lakes is so good in my view and offers far greater…[Read more]

  • What is the hive mind experience of riding e bikes when it comes to pedal strikes and hitting the motor casing off rocks and root step downs? I’ve been riding an e bike almost exclusively for a few weeks now and am beginning to get a bit concerned about the frequency with which the motor housing is taking some fairly big hits from rock steps and…[Read more]

  • Sanny replied to the topic 2019 – A Year in Mountains in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago

    Me! Me! Me!

    Great ride. Ping me your e mail and I will send you some pics.😉

  • Sanny replied to the topic 2019 – A Year in Mountains in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago

    Chapeau!😁 Riding lots of my favourites i see. Nice work as always. Re Beinn a Bhuird – worth doing with Ben Avon then heading north from the summit.

    As for Sgor Gaoth, did you miss the descent from the weather station? If so, you need to go back. #justsaying

    Cheers

    Sanny