Todays ride

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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:34 pm

Was out again yesterday evening enjoying the 0.3 metre low tide. The low water level uncovered a neolithic (5000 year old) tree stump preserved in the sand (Googled it)
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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:05 am

I could have drove but thought it would be different to ride to the local bakery for a collection of supplies...
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Re: Todays ride

Post by TheBrownDog » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:14 pm

Did my regular local circuit - just over 20 miles, 80% off-road, bimble pace with a 20 minute stop to eat my cream cheese walnuts and apricot wrap at the top of a hill watching red kites and buzzard riding the thermals. Very very nice.

If you want to do halfway decent routes in the Chilterns, you can't avoid cheeky trails and encounters with walkers. Ive lost count of the times I've been helpfully informed that "you can't ride on this footpath" which is wrong because, evidently, I can.

No sign of grumpiness today, and I've never seen so many people out with their kids or walking their dogs. And everyone, EVERYONE, was being friendly, saying hello, stepping to one side ... it was almost surreal.
I'm just stepping outside ...

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Re: Todays ride

Post by htrider » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:35 pm

Aye on my perambulations, everyone has been dead friendly. :-bd
Today's constitutional was on the fixie that I threw together ten or so years ago, rode once, thought '**** that' and chucked in the back of the shed. I dragged it out this after, gave it a once over and did an 18 mile road circuit. Was actually quite taken with it once I'd got used to the weirdness of not being able to freewheel. In fact I might be tempted to sort it a bit and ride it more. Its currently sporting 18mm tyres which look like O rings after riding 29+ but the forks are too tight for out else....

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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:43 pm

Another pedal down to the coast and was even joined by the Mrs, I feckin miss going up in the hills...
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Re: Todays ride

Post by Escape Goat » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:59 pm

Nice one Jeff! Love those bikes :smile:

I only managed the turbo today.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:57 pm

Away from the coast for todays ride... a 17 miler from the front door
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Re: Todays ride

Post by RIP » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:29 pm

Up the hill, down the hill, past the stream, past the Great Train Robbery, along the canal, over the stream, done.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by faustus » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:34 pm

I've been doing more cheeky trails and it's been great. People generally OK, although a few with headphones can't hear me or the bell so have to pass too close. It's really beautiful out at the moment, and blissfully dry. (below is not a cheeky trail).
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Post by whitestone » Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:26 pm

A quick loop from home to check out a little loop that one of the local estates has created in some of their woodland but is open to the public. Some legal and some cheeky riding to get there. Can be ridden either way and is pretty easy - just under 2km and took about 9mins taking it steady.

Along the valley, including keeping up with a roadie!, then a big climb up road, BW and footpath to the top of the local hill.

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Another bit of cheeky to get back to the road and then home.

Everything apart from about 50m of bog was bone dry, nay dusty! :-bd
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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:24 pm

First post-isolation ride. I can't say how good that felt :lol:

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Post by RIP » Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:41 pm

Nice pics. Must've been a shallow crossing that though - bike looks dry...
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Re: Todays ride

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:33 pm

I did what has become my daily ride, 1 mile to the nearest hill then up and down until I’ve climbed at least 1000ft, it’s been hard to resist going further afield in this nice weather but I’m hankering for some long distance remote fun..... with company
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Post by RIP » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:46 pm

BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:33 pm
some long distance remote fun..... with company
Well Tim n myself tried the Zoom-based static April bivvy, I'll bet you could come up with a way of using Zoom or whatever to facilitate an actual team ride :-bd . Hmmm... thinks.... 🤔
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Re: Todays ride

Post by 99percentchimp » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:21 am

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:24 pm
First post-isolation ride. I can't say how good that felt :lol:
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That looks like a fantastic antidote ride after the isolation you've had Colin....
Felt the same here too :-bd
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Re: Todays ride

Post by MuddyPete » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:00 pm

Another vaguely exciting bimble around the local woods, this time in the rain with the smell of pine needles and freshness. Good splashy fun.
My flow is improving, too. :-)
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Post by ScotRoutes » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:15 pm

Rain? What's that then? It's all dusty round here (and high fire risk)

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Re: Todays ride

Post by whitestone » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:48 pm

An absolutely glorious afternoon.

Into town then over Sharphaw, not been over here in ages as it's only really rideable when it's dry.

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Then round by Gargrave and the canal and then the old Skipton-Colne railway to Earby before climbing up onto Pinhaw

First bit of cheeky track.
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Second bit of cheeky. Ingleborough to the right of Cath and just visible in the background to her left are the Coniston Fells.
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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:06 pm

Popped out for just over an hour from the front door. My god, the trails are soo dry!
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Down there is where that preserved tree stump is
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Re: Todays ride

Post by Landslide » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:59 am

Headed out early, hoping to catch sunrise. The sky was looking promising as I winched my way up onto Totley Moor. I reached the top, and...
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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:24 pm

A great little pedal out today. All within 6 miles of home....
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I can see my house but I want to get up them hills!!!
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Happy me!! Just shows going for a ride does fix the mind!
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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:26 pm

Getting back some speed, but no stamina. 43km and I'm bushed!


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Post by RIP » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:40 pm

Absolutely - average 57.33k/h is pretty impressive :wink: .
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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:04 pm

Took me a minute... :lol:

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Re: Todays ride

Post by JohnClimber » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:24 pm

Today's local social distancing bike ride over to Simonswood's WW2 Ammunition Storage Units and back again
https://youtu.be/riagKvnWGY8

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