Where did you ride today?

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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby paul.skibum » Sun Sep 16, 2012 15:00 pm

paul.skibum wrote:Today I rode to work - takes about 3 minutes coasting down the road. But I rode to work so I can finish early this evenign and get 4 or 5 laps of the bike park in - I literally rock the sh*t. :lol:


Got a puncture first lap - walked in and borrowed a rental Aurum for 2 quick runs - didn't have time for any set up nonsense so I blame the dead feeling rear end on no rebound (absorbed big hits, dodgy landings well but on stutter bumps it felt like a hardtail), tyres were crap (cheap hard compound rubber just wanted to break traction with the slightest lean), bars too wide (Spike 777's - I currently have 690mm on my bike) and brakes were wrong way round but the bike jumped really well and carried speed pretty well, with some tinkering it would be a good DH bike - felt very light even compared to my single crown big hit.

Heading out again tonight - hopefully no puncture tonight!
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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby lighty89 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 18:53 pm

Small local run today, nothing major. Up a hill and down again, downhill trail 1 minute from the house not bad.
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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby felix.london » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:54 am

here (yesterday)

And it was by far the hardest thing I have ever done on or off the bike. Just an absolute killer.
First climb from 1,700m up to 2,600m :shock: then a 10km rock garden all the way down the other side. Then another climb from 1,800m to 2,200m. Then a great descent followed by a great lunch in an amazing little Italian restaurant - not bad for €24 for everything. This was the best shot of the day..and it just happens to be of me 8)

(I was the only person riding a hardtail out of about 30 riders...pussies :wink: )

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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby mintedox » Mon Sep 17, 2012 15:11 pm

10km rock garden? Wowzers, my arms ache just thinking about that.

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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby andymc06 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 20:18 pm

Tunnel Hill and MOD land around Pirbright ranges today. Perfect conditions. Lovely dry trails and found some new (very good) singletrack. :)
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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby ilovedirt » Wed Sep 19, 2012 19:16 pm

Did a nice little 30km local evening ride in Bangor, got shown some sweet techy singletrack I didn't know of, was pretty good until right at the end I slipped going down some wooden steps and gashed my knee :roll:
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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby paul.skibum » Wed Sep 19, 2012 19:51 pm

Did a cheeky ride in the bike park yesterday (due to land rights technically out of season the mountain is SHUT and you cant go on it but pfff who pays attention to rules?) - rode up one of the more xc inspired dh tracks, down one of the fun berm/jump runs to mid mountain, back up the green trail and then down to mid mountain on the rooty singletrack - it was sweeeeeeeeeet.
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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby JayKay3000 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 23:23 pm

Elan Valley Yesterday.

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Physically exhausting due to high cross winds that drained me of power that ripped through my bones, caused my nose to run constantly and made reading the map that I was trying to follow nearly impossible.

The day before I did some awesome single track/technical double track with friends.

The picture reminds me that I have unfinished business at Elan. It's worth doing on a nice day if you fancy something a bit different, but the trail is pretty hard to follow if you are not used to reading maps or don't own a gps.

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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby ilovedirt » Wed Sep 19, 2012 23:52 pm

You should try following some of the footpaths around here on the open hillsides, it's difficult even when you are used to reading a map!
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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby sparked » Thu Sep 20, 2012 08:28 am

Did a couple of laps around Langsett Res last night, was interesting after the sun went down, my first time riding at night and not my last. Keeps you switched on does that
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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby Andy 1974 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 13:20 pm

Carron Valley Trails this morning,raining but great fun was had.

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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby crispy1980 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 18:42 pm

Coed y brenin for me yesterday. Was supposed to get a ride in this morning as we camped but the beers took over last night

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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby mintedox » Sat Sep 22, 2012 18:09 pm

Winter hill, Rivington and Darwen today, all day muddy ride topped off with a couple of pints. Gisburn tomorrow i think. I need a bird.
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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby stubs » Sat Sep 22, 2012 18:49 pm

Burscough to Haigh Hall along the very muddy Leeds Liverpool towpath for Cream Scones then calling into several canalside pubs on the way back just to check that the beer was ok. Luckily the beer was okay though we had to have 2 just to double check.
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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby kieron_67 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 18:59 pm

rode follow the dog at cannock, bit muddy but a good day

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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby carlosthejackal » Sat Sep 22, 2012 19:01 pm

7 mile loop of the local woods. I usually leave the missus in bed for a lie in on a weekend and go out about 7am for a couple of hours, but she was up by the time I left, so I didn't want to go out too long as I knew she'd be doing breakfast. And the wine we had last night didn't make for good energy levels! So 45 minutes of mud-plugging singletrack and a bit of loose, rocky downhill (just missed out on KoM on Strava, ars*) and I was home having scrambled egg on toast. Lovely...will probably do a bit longer tomorrow.
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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby screemin187 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 21:58 pm

A few miles in and around the shores of Lough Neagh

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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby 97th choice » Mon Sep 24, 2012 06:29 am

Tollymore' forest, couple of hours round the usual routes. Its still nice and dry and running well. Usually finish on the champs run but missed out as was having so much fun on the new bike and lost track of time.
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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby an_original_name » Mon Sep 24, 2012 08:40 am

did a couple of runs down the wynyard DH track. just killing time until the bike part opens on friday really. bought my season pass today. $588NZ well spent!

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Re: Where did you ride today?

Postby felix.london » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:51 pm

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