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Todays ride

Post by ianfitz » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:37 pm

It seems that there a good number of folks on here from all over the uk and further afield and I'd guess we ride in a lot of very varied places at different times of day and year with very different bikes.

I thought it might be interesting (hey, it may not be!) to see what people are up to on a daily basis. I know there's loads of great posts about peoples adventures but less about the day to day type of rides. So I'll start...

I had a couple of steady hours out on the road today. Took back roads out to hathersage, hope then cut through to bamford and the long climb up back to Stanage. It was savagely windy (seemed to be a head wind all the time!) and rained for the last hour but I loved every minute.

We've a lot of snow on the ground since Boxing Day night but it seems to have all vanished overnight.
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Post by Ian » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:54 pm

Great idea :-bd

Today the weather was horrible - wet and very windy. Plans for a long ride were duly deferred until tomorrow, and I went for an off-road run today instead.

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Post by Dave Barter » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:09 pm

We walked 14 miles from home via an old hill fort and the Ridgeway. I do this as a short MTB loop and it is ACE to walk it instead and see so much stuff you miss when zipping by. The most disconcerting of which was over 50 smashed clays on the bridleway next to a shooting range.
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Post by jamiep » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:47 pm

Night ride at Glentress to see in the new year. Bivvied up there. Another loop today

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Post by Mart » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:03 pm

Had a few miles over to Rugeley, stopped for a brew at Paramarts
Viscous headwind all the way there, with Sticky slippy mud under tyre
The tail wind home was nice, but my legs were buggered from the first half and got the best of the weather too (just a few light showers)
Nice roast lamb dinner was waiting for me when I got home :)
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Post by Yorlin » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:24 pm

jamiep wrote:Night ride at Glentress to see in the new year. Bivvied up there. Another loop today
Is it okay to bivvy up there? Up to the meteorite stone a wee while back with a friend, and there seemed a good few places... :-bd

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Post by Ed1 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:10 am

Nursing a massive hangover after the New Year festivities the weather outside was unappealing to say the least. There was a break in group apathy which resulted in a stonking ride around Whinlatter. Well worth the effort

It was a bit wet though, a great hangover cure.... lol
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Post by Ian » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:15 pm

Nice exploratory loop around the area east of Builth Wells - Llandeilo Hill, Llanbedr Hill, Gwaenceste Hill and Aberedw Hill. I love open hill riding - fantastic solitude on great trails. Could be my new favourite place, and a stones throw from Radnor Forest opens up some nice bivvy trip options.
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Post by paramart » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:58 pm

had an awayday to the fod nice to use gears and suspension again, weather brill trails muddy

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Post by FLV » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:29 pm

Still in recovery from the little op so it is going to take some time to build back up but slipped a few extra hills in today.
Headed out through glossop, over holme moss, through holme firth and then via Dunford bridge and down the woodhead before heading home. Still stuck to road bike only for a bit and despite the brutal winds it was great to be out a longer than 40 to 50 mins

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Post by Dave Barter » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:14 pm

35 mile night ride on the Singlespeed right through the Avebury stone circle.
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Post by Giacomo » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:32 pm

Had a nice 40 mile road ride out to harrisons rocks near tunbridge wells yesterday, met some friends, bivyed, did a bit of climbing this morning and then cycled back again. Drinking tea now and pondering tomorrow's ride... See where the wind takes me I think...

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Post by ianfitz » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:21 pm

Functional road ride- 12km each way the slightly less direct route to work and back.

Significantly quicker now the snow and compacted ice has suddenly melted!

A one way ride back from where ever the train drops me off is on the cards for tomorrow :-)
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Post by ianfitz » Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:52 pm

Up early ish:-/ Train to edale up jaggers, along and down to Rowley bridge over to fairholmes via the flying mile. Cuppa and dodgy flapjack from the kiosk then back via stanage and some cheeky trails back into eccy woods. Just over 40km and 1200m in 2:30.

Was very cold, damp and claggy early on. Hail later that turned into rain as it warmed up. Nice! Actually quite sunny now...
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Post by Scattamah » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:41 pm

Easy 42Kms around back lanes and B roads west/south-west of Shrewsbury this afternoon. Getting tired of frozen feet though.

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Post by slowupslowdown-under » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:50 am

Hard bordering on painful 75mile Hope audax. Weather was abismal and caused lots of problems with hands and legs. No real power in last 10 miles.

Still, good to bank the miles ahead of the Cx sportiv later this month

Fitzy - mtb should be up and running after payday so can come out to play and perhaps bag jan bivi!

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Post by ianfitz » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:09 pm

20 or so kms to work and back. Very skippy in places at 6:20 this morning :-0 beautiful sunny evening and sun set on the way home.
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Post by darbeze » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:00 pm

Nice ride out from Torquay to Sharkham Point past Brixham via as many off road routes through various woods on the way. Had a quick brew up on my new little solid fuel stove and than rode back home. Very nice.

Back to the humdrum of commuting tomorrow...

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Post by Dave Barter » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:05 pm

75 mile off road route today taking in lots of stuff that *should* have been easily rideable.

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Post by Ian » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:38 pm

Dave Barter wrote:Compelled me to write this sanctimonious blog http://phased.co.uk/remembering-the-fallen/
Some superbly amusing phrases in that - cheers :grin:

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Just a short MTB for me today, up into the high Beacons. Couldn't see a thing for the fog & mist, and it was -2 to boot. It was fun though. Just shy of 30 km ridden, but after a short breather, I did then go out for a run to round the week off. 19.5 hours on the bike, ~230 fat bike kilometers, 5000m ascent + 1 hour of running. Finally getting into the groove for Rovaniemi.

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Post by htrider » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:27 pm

Took advantage of the frosty start to ride to the Ochills from my door and then up into them for some snow riding (5th snow ride this season so far) It seems the rain that hammered here on Friday all fell as wet snow above about 300m. This was now frozen and made for easy going lower down but as the altitude went above 500m there was a soft layer underneath = breakable crust = incredibly hard going not helped by storm force headwind which kept blowing me over... Still, good hike a bike practice! Heading back down the temps were going up so the crust soon became porridge through which bud and lou plowed a wide furrow. 65k in total in 6 and a half hours, now wrecked!

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Post by Richpips » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:54 am

A few icy miles in the sunshine.

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Post by YetiTony » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:41 pm

It was absolutely freezing here in Essex yesterday so only went for a quick spin to get some fresh air.
It was so cold that my leg hairs froze!
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Post by Ian » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:27 pm

140km on the fat bike today, 3,200m ascent, sampling some of Mid-Wales' finest bogs. Feeling pretty goosed now...

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Post by Dave Barter » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:07 pm

One of those night rides when your soul is shovelled full of good things by a big moon.

Rode up the Liddington Hill Fort on the singlespeed where I took the picture. It does not do justice to the moon at all, next time the tripod is coming with. Then along the Ridgeway to Barbury Castle Hill Fort where I shared the view with a lone hippy, his van and his trance music. Then a high speed thrash back home round a lake with surreal views of a disused diving board lit up by reflected moonlight. So good I want to get back out and do it again.

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