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Re: Todays ride

Post by htrider » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:57 pm

:-bd
Its good up there - I take it you've done the route that continues along the ridge and drops down the switch back off Creag follais?

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Re: Todays ride

Post by PaulB2 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:25 pm

Is it just me or does that 'deer' look as though it's been shot several times.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:36 pm

PaulB2 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Is it just me or does that 'deer' look as though it's been shot several times.
Err. That's what it's for!

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:37 pm

htrider wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:57 pm
:-bd
Its good up there - I take it you've done the route that continues along the ridge and drops down the switch back off Creag follais?
Not done the Craig Follais descent. Current thoughts from mates is that it's not worth it.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by htrider » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:20 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:37 pm
htrider wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:57 pm
:-bd
Its good up there - I take it you've done the route that continues along the ridge and drops down the switch back off Creag follais?
Not done the Craig Follais descent. Current thoughts from mates is that it's not worth it.
The ride along the ridge was good (this was back in 2010....) and I recall the descent off Sgoran dubh mor was ace. There was one bit of heather bashing between clach Choutsaich and Creag follais but the zig zags were good fun - a very narrow rocky line into the woods....

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:40 pm

A couple of mates actually descended off the very north end of the ridge a couple of weeks ago - aiming for the high point of the Loch Eanaich high track. Said it was mostly OK.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by JohnClimber » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:09 pm

WRT shakedown ride before the rain came in

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Re: Todays ride

Post by Landslide » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:05 pm

Obligatory "what bars/grips/tyres are they?" question.

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Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:09 pm

Saddle felt a bit high and the steering was a bit vague - sometimes felt like it wasn't doing anything. Handled steeps quite well though. Once up to speed, it could really do with more suspension.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:51 pm

'Played' bikes 800 metres up in the back garden again this weekend, it was on form...
ImageIMG_20200830_213638_071 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

I would say I've had better Monday mornings but...
ImageIMG_20200831_070536_585 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

O forgot to say, fatbikes are just no fun at all....
Image20200831_100243 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Film coming soon :wink:

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Re: Todays ride

Post by FLV » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:05 am

Smashing that is Jeff

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Re: Todays ride

Post by K1100T » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:13 pm

First proper ride since August the 7th. Good to be back out, but a touch chilly early doors. Plus loads of dew on the grass, making things slippy and slidy.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:45 pm

Just mixing it up again...

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Re: Todays ride

Post by K1100T » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:50 pm

I have decided that I'm going to ride every day this month. I hope the rest of them are better than today.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ballibeg » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:47 pm

Back to the islands with the missus. Rib through 3m waves got us to Jura yesterday for a windy wet day exploring and traveling to Islay. Today was much improved!

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Re: Todays ride

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:22 am

K1100T wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:50 pm
I have decided that I'm going to ride every day this month. I hope the rest of them are better than today.

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Bob... is that your tubeless sealant kicking in... Hope you kept riding whilst the puncture kicked in as rhats the best way to get a decebt seal and then just stop well down the line and top up air... :smile: tubeless-loveliness...

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Re: Todays ride

Post by K1100T » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:26 am

redefined_cycles wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:22 am
Bob... is that your tubeless sealant kicking in... Hope you kept riding whilst the puncture kicked in as rhats the best way to get a decebt seal and then just stop well down the line and top up air... :smile: tubeless-loveliness...
Nope. Had already fixed it with an anchovy, but it was working itself loose, so I had to stop and shove it in again... 😒
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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:43 am

Here's my film from last weekend in Snowdonia, it was a good un!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXWcboL2xyc


Hope you enjoy it!

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Re: Todays ride

Post by K1100T » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:30 pm

A quick figure of eight for today's ride:

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Now to test the new tent:

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Re: Todays ride

Post by Evesie » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:54 am

summittoppler wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:43 am
Here's my film from last weekend in Snowdonia, it was a good un!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXWcboL2xyc


Hope you enjoy it!
Fantastic - you really have excellent adventures from your doorstep. Most have to travel hundreds of miles to get to places like that. Great filming too.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by K1100T » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:46 pm

A much nicer experience sleeping in a tent, although there was quite a lot of condensation. Took two attempts to pitch and I think I'll need a few more tries to get it properly taut:

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Then it was out on the bike for a romp into fen country:

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Re: Todays ride

Post by FLV » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:43 am

a couple of recent rides illustrates what a bit difference a bit of weather makes to a night out

In the borders, on the only bit of 'not underwater' ground we could find
(Mark is moving faster than me and has his bivi down already)
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A few days later, on a different moor, solo this time. Got the train one way and rode home via a random waggly route
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A nice way to wake up too
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Yes I know... tent... soft / doing it wrong / may as well be indoors etc.. :roll:

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Re: Todays ride

Post by Mythste » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:54 pm

A lesson in preparing to be prepared.

A few weeks ago some of you might remember I posted about a shakedown ride on my Croix De Fer in bikepacking mode.

The big day finally came Friday before last, three days of mainly road but some canal/reservoir/gravel thrown in for interest sake. Littleborough (North Manchester) to Newcastle.

The first day was hellish, a North Easterly headwind that remained unrelenting for 62 of the 63 miles and ~5k feet of up. it was wet but fortunately not cold. The bike was behaving admirably, as were my legs. For possibly the first time in my multi-day touring history I think I fueled right, with a decent lunch stop and plenty of mixed snacks.

I pulled up to the campsite with my tent (I know, look, I'm new to this, baby steps).

Pulled out the tent (Alpkit soloist, can't really go wrong) did what any red-blooded man does when faced with a rolled tent, grabbed the end, threw it forward, and out it rolled.

Except something was wrong. I didn't immediately twig, but normally the unroll is more satisfying than that.

Then it hit me, the roll is usually followed by a "clatter clatter clatter" of the poles ejecting themselves from their tarpy tomb. There was no clatter clatter clatter. There was no poles. The poles, it seems, had stayed at home.

I'm sure bolder men would have made a make shift bivvy and a tarp. As it stands, I sat and engulfed myself in 5 minutes of existential dread before phoning my Fiancé who gave me about as much sympathy as you would imagine - having herself driven to Newcastle the same day as we were visiting friends.

I packed up my bike, went to the pub, and awaited my fate.

Moral of the story, NEVER pack your tent while the thought "I must remember to put those poles back in when I'm actually heading off" is anywhere near your mind.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by RIP » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:21 pm

Compliments on your searing honesty :-bd .
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which was? lots of nice time spent in the pub then sleeping in the toilet block? So not all bad then :smile:
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