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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:07 pm

Chummed a mate round an easy 32km loop as he is recovering from back surgery. Had a BBQ burger sitting in the sun outside the Druie then decided it was too nice a day to head home so did another 32km with some hill and stuff.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:17 pm

If variety be the spice of life...

Out for a quick (for me) blast on the actual road bike today. I have an event coming up that is 70km on road then 30km MTB, so thought I'd better check the bike is still in working order. Did 45km and, with it being such a lovely day, I took it upon myself to head up to the CM car park. It was a bit fresh and blowy near the top. I'm sure all the folks in their duvets and bunnets wondered where I'd come from.

Hit almost 72kph on the descent.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by Landslide » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:03 pm

A hundred miles from Sheffield to Liverpool via the TPT. Not too challenging in terms of hills, but good to rack up some hours in the saddle. Heat and dust seemed to be the major problems.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by NorwayCalling » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:26 am

A quick ride to Lauvvik on Høgsfjorden (Norway) over the mountains, with a good mix of gravel roads, empty paved roads and a bit of single track for added variety.

You do not get many days like this in Norway, but when they do come, its magical.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by darbeze » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:56 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:17 pm
If variety be the spice of life...

Out for a quick (for me) blast on the actual road bike today. I have an event coming up that is 70km on road then 30km MTB, so thought I'd better check the bike is still in working order. Did 45km and, with it being such a lovely day, I took it upon myself to head up to the CM car park. It was a bit fresh and blowy near the top. I'm sure all the folks in their duvets and bunnets wondered where I'd come from.

Hit almost 72kph on the descent.

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Hi Colin,

I take it the event you are talking about is the Aviemore 100? Is it really a 2 bike event? I am coming up to the Cairngorms on holiday on May 10th and wondered about taking part. Trouble is, I only want to bring 1 bike, which may make it difficult to do the ride?

Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Si

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:38 pm

I guess you could take a MTB on the road 70km but they've been clear that it has to be a MTB (not CX) bike for the MTB 30km. What were you planning to bring? If you're the right height I could lend you a MTB.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by darbeze » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:23 pm

I was thinking of bringing the bike with 44cm flared drops and 2.6" 650b plus tyres.

I am not sure if that would meet the "not a CX" or be suitable for a 70km road ride??

I shall probably just find nice places to ride on my own, especially now the entry is £50...

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:31 pm

I don't think they'd let you ride the MTB section with that, sorry. Let me know if you want some route ideas (though you may already have some)

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Re: Todays ride

Post by darbeze » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:42 pm

OK, thanks...

I may well ask for a few route ideas then a bit nearer the time. Maybe half day sort of length out of Aviemore.

Last time I came, I went from just down from the CM car park, through the Lairig Ghru to Linn of Dee...

Character building!

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:17 pm

An enforced trip to Lewis this week (Mother-in-law is currently hospitalised) but took the Amazon with me for a wee spin. Did 102km in very pleasant, if windy, conditions.


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Re: Todays ride

Post by htrider » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:14 pm

My parents are staying in a holiday cottage near Aberfoyle this week so it seemed only fair to visit them. Took a scenic route via Glen Eagles, Comrie, Lochearn, NCN 7 to near Callander then a section of the 'Great Trossachs Trail' above Loch Venachar
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There is quite a bit of gravel single (and a bit) track round this part of the world, highly entertaining on the straggler.

A quick jar in the Byre in at Brig of Turk preceded the climb over the cycleway to Aberfoyle then some more gravel bashing through the woods to my parents digs. A convivial evening followed then home via Loch Katrine and more twist gravel paths after one of my Dads fry ups.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by faustus » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:47 am

Went to BB territory at the weekend to visit a friend. Despite filthy conditions on saturday, the trails were fine on sunday. Went for a lovely loop from near Mach up to Glaslyn via the Hengwm valley (the one leading to Nant y Moch), and down the byway to Aberhosan. Only a little bit of bog trotting required and a great ride.
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Re: Todays ride

Post by RIP » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:16 pm

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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:21 pm

Went out on Sunday for a little mooch. Done a fair bit of walking with the bike to get to a small summit but the views were worth it. A dusting of snow on the Carneddau will probably be the last of this winter. Despite the hike a bike up, the descent was super fun!!
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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Sat May 04, 2019 10:34 pm

I am the only one not at the WRT?

Here's a few pics from todays epic in north Snowdonia. 8 hours, did someone say fat bikes were sh!te?

ImageIMG_20190504_182220_388 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20190504_112005 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20190504_114250 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20190504_121700 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20190504_122756 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20190504_125939 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20190504_135833 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

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Re: Todays ride

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun May 05, 2019 11:28 am

Actually yesterdays ride.

Was first time on bike since my charity ride of 10000ft and 230 miles (which i made as far as 185 miles before my knee refused).

Had decided to ride the 40 miles to York (an old commute) and try the return journey too. Made it as far as mile 15 (where Garforth train station is located) when my knee started giving gyp. Thought of the people on the WRT and the other rides taking place this weekend and decided I also needed to "not be soft".

Realised I hadnt drank any water despite the 1.6L in the bottles)and the pace was appropriate to that so decided to see if I could make the rest of it without a water drop or food. Good practice for the month of fasting and I managed to go another 3 hours into my work shift before i took a sip.

Return journey I knew the knee wouldn't allow the full 40 miles (only ever done the full there and back twice i think but feeling particluarly good about such undertakings recently) so got a £5 train to Church Fenton and rode the rest of the 22 miles post work.

Twas all nice and lovely and had a nice celebratory meal upin gettin home :-bd

£5 for an 80 mile round commute... not bad me thinks

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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Sun May 12, 2019 8:36 pm

We usually get a day like this in April/May and I usually go up on the tops of the Carneddau, Snowdonia. So today I duly obliged. Carnedd Llewellyn stands at 3491 feet. As per usual a fair bit of pushing but was all worth it for the views and the ride down. some pics...
Image20190512_121347 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20190512_111635 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Snowdon, far left is 69 feet higher
Image20190512_121413 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20190512_121735 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Off piste descending
Image20190512_130546 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

And bits of plane wreckage strewn all over the hills... (bottom of pic)
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Re: Todays ride

Post by FLV » Sun May 12, 2019 10:59 pm

Pretty special that Jeff.

Earning your moniker

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