A quick hello from Dartmoor

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Cutty Dyer
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A quick hello from Dartmoor

Postby Cutty Dyer » Sat Mar 16, 2013 23:02 pm

Evening folks.

I am new to this cycling thing at the grand old age of 45. I am looking forward to seeing what banter the various fora can offer - so please don't be gentle with me :-)


My first outing was today down something called the widow maker and it has left me with more questions than answers??? Thoroughly enjoyable though even if my bike is rough as old boots.

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Re: A quick hello from Dartmoor

Postby camerauk » Sat Mar 16, 2013 23:07 pm

Evening
ah the old widow maker that is a great decent :) hope you enjoyed it
If you are looking for people to ride with a group of us ride out around Dartmoor most Sundays
drop me a PM if you want any details
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Re: A quick hello from Dartmoor

Postby cj11 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:45 am

Hi and welcome aboard. I remember my first ride when i discovered mountain biking i felt much the same and the following day i could barely walk or grip anything but as time passed my skill level and bikes improved it all came together. Dont get me wrong im average on good day but dartmoor has been a great place to improve.

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Re: A quick hello from Dartmoor

Postby Cutty Dyer » Sun Mar 17, 2013 21:48 pm

Thanks for the welcomes... camerauk, I shall certainly drop you pm to find out who is riding where.

Living in Princetown I thought it would be a good idea to have a go at 'the cycling thing' as we seem to have quite a few cyclists passing through... Some bloke called Mark Cavendish came whistling past my door back in the summer - nothing but a blur :shock:

Meanwhile, my forks have blown a leak of hydrolic fluid :? since yesterday.... Time for an upgrade methinks.

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Re: A quick hello from Dartmoor

Postby Stu Coops » Mon Mar 18, 2013 18:52 pm

Awesome place Dartmoor, I spend lots of time there can't help it just keeps drawing me back year on year for the last ten years
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Re: A quick hello from Dartmoor

Postby Cutty Dyer » Mon Mar 18, 2013 19:25 pm

Stu Coops wrote:Awesome place Dartmoor, I spend lots of time there can't help it just keeps drawing me back year on year for the last ten years


Odd that... I usually go to South Wales for my holidays :D :D :D

Forks sorted - it was out back down the widow maker tonight and around Sheepstor and over Eyelsbarrow to home via Nun's Cross Farm. The weather was cool and bright until the hail started :shock: :oops: :cry:

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Re: A quick hello from Dartmoor

Postby camerauk » Mon Mar 18, 2013 19:33 pm

Sounds great awesome when you have riding like that on your doorstep
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Re: A quick hello from Dartmoor

Postby Cutty Dyer » Mon Mar 18, 2013 19:41 pm

It was just a quickie to get the dogs out after work really :oops: :wink:

I'm not sure how fast you are supposed to do that steepish rocky bit, but I take it fairly slowly; I figure that if I am going to have an accident then it is better to have it at a slow speed. I found that lowering my tyre pressures really helped quite a bit and I have gone from a pair of leaky 'Spinner Grind' Forks to some Rockshox - WOW!!! What a difference a fork makes - I wouldn't have believed it.

I have no idea about picking a route / line or how to adjust riding position, it would be good to 'hook up' with some locals to find out how it should be done.

The dogs liked it too :lol:

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Re: A quick hello from Dartmoor

Postby Cutty Dyer » Mon Mar 18, 2013 20:08 pm

I cant seem to 'pm' BTW - do you have to have made so many posts or been a forum member for a period of time???


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