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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby bobs bikes » Sun Aug 05, 2012 14:42 pm

sory for the absense guys, i have been moving house and the guy who's internet i have been piggybacking off has moved out (the ars*!)

anyways, there is no full off road route along the wolds way as such, although you can link a few routes together via quiet roads.

the route from market weighton to beverley is the hudson way. it is accessed at either the hayride pub in beverley, malton road in molescroft or etton road in cherry burton. it comes out next to the toilet block and park in market weighton. the wolds way actually crosses it just after kiplingcoates.

has any of you done the pennine bridleway? its going to form part of our big ride next year. ;)

giggs, can you pm me dan's number. TA!

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby altern_8 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 09:51 am

After not being on the bike for a month and half and putting on some weight over that period,and also being out of breath climbing the stairs,i dragged my backside off the sofa and out on the bike yesterday,only did a bit of road riding tho,15 miles in 54 mins,wasnt to bad seeing as i hadnt been out for a while.
The new brake pads i fitted havent fixed the problem of no front brake tho,so looks like im going to have to either take it in to lbs for them to bleed it or do it myself.

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby noddyh » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:06 pm

altern_8 wrote:After not being on the bike for a month and half and putting on some weight over that period,and also being out of breath climbing the stairs,i dragged my backside off the sofa and out on the bike yesterday,only did a bit of road riding tho,15 miles in 54 mins,wasnt to bad seeing as i hadnt been out for a while.


Not a bad time mate ;)

altern_8 wrote:The new brake pads i fitted havent fixed the problem of no front brake tho,so looks like im going to have to either take it in to lbs for them to bleed it or do it myself.


Theres tonnes of stuff on Youtube how to bleed them yourself? It's something I haven't done yet, that and servicing suspension forks.

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby altern_8 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:28 pm

Yea not to bad mate a time mate,was on my hardtail with nice nobbly tyres.As for the bleeding of the brakes,im just wondering if i should invest in the oil/bleed kit i need as ive had the bike for over 3 years and this is first time its needed doing or leave to lbs,ive found info on net on how to do it,Cheers.

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby bobs bikes » Mon Aug 13, 2012 17:37 pm

hi altern, what brakes are you running?
if they are avids, they are a pain to do. pop it in after the weekend if you get stuck.

remember its the skyride this sunday peeps!

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby altern_8 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 14:50 pm

Running Shimano M485 brakes Stu,aint got round to getting oil for them yet.

Me and the Daughter are doing the skyride again this year,just hope it aint raining on Sunday :)

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby bobs bikes » Fri Aug 17, 2012 15:00 pm

altern, i assume the shimano run mineral oil. if they do, ill take some to skyride and you can have some, i have a bit ;)

i assume you bought the bleed kit though?

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby altern_8 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 18:08 pm

Yea they run mineral oil mate,i take it you will be in Queens Gardens again on sunday?

And as far as i know our kid has a bleed kit :wink:

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby Phillr » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:05 am

Hey guys,

Just spotted this thread after looking around the forum, I am a bit of a beginner and I just picked up a new bike (Boardman Team HT) I haven't rode a bike properly since I was younger, but I really want to get back into it properly.

Do you guys all ride regularly around Hull? I have a couple of mates that are getting into bikes but no one seems that fussed really, so aside from going out for rides on my own I'm a bit stuck!

I have been out to the quarry's around South Cave and found a couple of tracks, but nothing substantial enough for off road riding as they are only short. If any of you have some decent routes or places to ride around it would be appreciated. Also what about places a little further afield? I haven't been up to Dalby yet, as I'm sure going on your own is no fun!

Anyways enough of my ramblings :D

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby altern_8 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:33 am

Hi Phillr,

The rides on here at the moment have gone a bit quiet......

I myself had lost interest,but need to get back out again as it was my only means to keep the waist from expanding :oops: ,im sort of without a bike at the moment for off roading as both mine need repairs,but i do have use of a frame Giggsmaster has leant me,so i should really build it back up so i can get out till i can afford to have mine repaired.

As for trails local,you can put a ride together using the bridleways/footpaths and a bit of road to make a ride of 13-20 miles,as you say tho,no massive climbs or descents tho.

As for Dalby,if you havent been on a bike for a while id maybe think twice about trying the red and black routes if going by youreself as it might be a bit daunting for a novice and you could end up getting into a bit of trouble,there are green/blue routes which can get youre fitness and confidence up tho.........further afield you have the Peaks/Dales and North York Moors which is where we do the majority of our riding,only thing is if you dont know the areas you would need to be a good map reader or have someone who has been out on the trails,again tho you would need to have a certain level of fitness as the climbs can be brutal and the descents very technical.


After all that,and if i havent put you off to much :lol: ,id just keep a eye on here to see if anyone posts future rides.

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby Phillr » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:41 pm

Thanks for the reply.

I had a quick look at the map of the cycle routes and I was looking at starting on the blue and seeing how I get on. I will need to get my fitness up to scratch too, as I stopped going to the gym due to laziness and it has had a big effect on my climbing and biking!

I'll also keep an eye on here to see if there are any rides posted up, what how tough are the routes you do? would it be something suitable for a beginner? I have a car/bike rack so I could always help out with lifts etc :)

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby sl2371 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:51 pm

hi phill the routes around hull are not to hard as altern will say we always wait at the top and bottom of the climbs and descents for every one
but in winter they do get a bit boggy

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby Phillr » Thu Aug 23, 2012 13:09 pm

Nice one, I may join whoever is out on the next ride in that case. May aswell give it a go!

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby altern_8 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 15:50 pm

Phillr wrote:what how tough are the routes you do? would it be something suitable for a beginner? I have a car/bike rack so I could always help out with lifts etc :)


It all depends on what type of route we do mate,id say imo.......1st)the hardest area is the Peak District as the routes we do are made up with tough climbs and technical descents........2nd)the dales has some tough climbs/tech descents but also some nice flowing stuff as well......3rd)the moors as its a little bit more forgiving imo,it still has some tough climbs and nice descents tho,and only just over a hour down the road.

My fitness at the moment is not there so id struggle on any of the routes we do,and as sl2371 says,we always wait at the top and bottom of climbs for everyone,or should i say everyone is normally waiting for me :lol:

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby sl2371 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 16:03 pm

well i didn't want to point any fingers :wink:
by the way my 29er is ace 8)

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby altern_8 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 16:13 pm

sl2371 wrote:by the way my 29er is ace 8)


Thats not what youre lass said to me last night :wink:

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby Giggsmaster » Thu Aug 23, 2012 16:41 pm

sl2371 wrote:by the way my 29er is ace 8)


29er my as*e....

On another note, we should sort out a local ride, (and try to get Barkey out aswell....).

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby altern_8 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 18:33 pm

Weather looks a bit hit and miss over the next week,i could do with a bit of help to put the Kona back together and the use of a plastic pipe to bleed my brakes :wink: and id be up for a local ride.

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby Phillr » Thu Aug 23, 2012 20:56 pm

Where do you guys ride locally? if you are arranging a local ride I would love to come along (if that's ok)!

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Re: hull and yorkshire area....

Postby Barkey » Thu Aug 23, 2012 21:59 pm

yeah I'm still about free sat but in Manchester Sun/Mon, Ives got tons of holidays to take from work nearly a months worth still so I will most likely be taking 6/7 of sept of as well.


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