The "Photos From Today's Ride" thread...

The "Photos From Today's Ride" thread...

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DanielSan

14,575 posts

115 months

Sunday 27th October
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Court_S said:
There are an awful lot of trails, my knowledge barely scratches the surface. One of my friends is like an encyclopaedia of off piste trails. Downside is he’s rather fast..
I really need to find out where the off piste stuff is at Cannock, a few bits are easy to find, cant miss them off the main trails but there's a hell of a lot more and I don't know where to start.

PomBstard

3,571 posts

190 months

Sunday 27th October
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A few from the last week or so...










GravelBen

13,891 posts

178 months

Monday 28th October
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Got in a good ~1160m high country descent this afternoon, visiting some old gold mining relics along the away smile

Mostly 4wd track with a few single track sections, but even the 4wd track has enough steep, rough and featured parts to provide a lot of fun and some sketchy moments at speed.

Carricktown MTB ride by Ben, on Flickr

Carricktown MTB ride by Ben, on Flickr

Carricktown MTB ride by Ben, on Flickr

Carricktown MTB ride by Ben, on Flickr

Carricktown MTB ride by Ben, on Flickr

One of several stops needed to let overheating brakes cool down... turns out SRAM Level-TL XC brakes really aren't up to sustained high speed descending:

Carricktown MTB ride by Ben, on Flickr

Another brake recovery stop... steeper, looser and chunkier than the photo gives credit to (as usual! hehe ):

Carricktown MTB ride by Ben, on Flickr

Carricktown MTB ride by Ben, on Flickr

Looking back up from part-way down:
Carricktown MTB ride by Ben, on Flickr

PomBstard

3,571 posts

190 months

Monday 28th October
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GravelBen said:
Lots of lovely pics
Quite the challenger to Neil, I see... thumbup

samj2014

337 posts

60 months

Monday 28th October
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Riding on my doorstep on the north shore yesterday






HoHoHo

13,916 posts

198 months

Monday 28th October
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Great ride on The Downs yesterday - a bit cold to start with but I warmed up quite quickly.



My bike even got a bit muddy wink

Solocle

1,138 posts

32 months

Saturday 2nd November
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The Upper Thames 200 km Audax



old'uns

260 posts

81 months

Sunday 3rd November
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DanielSan said:
I really need to find out where the off piste stuff is at Cannock, a few bits are easy to find, cant miss them off the main trails but there's a hell of a lot more and I don't know where to start.
todays off-piste result....



result of Forestry throwing logs across the single-track wood trails and having to walk out, Pans Labyrinth area opposite the Fallow Forest cafe

Steamer

11,402 posts

161 months

Monday 4th November
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DanielSan said:
Court_S said:
There are an awful lot of trails, my knowledge barely scratches the surface. One of my friends is like an encyclopaedia of off piste trails. Downside is he’s rather fast..
I really need to find out where the off piste stuff is at Cannock, a few bits are easy to find, cant miss them off the main trails but there's a hell of a lot more and I don't know where to start.
Probably the wrong time of year now but I’ve said it before - any Cannock Phers fancy doing a ride - count me in

joeheavyslow

179 posts

153 months

Tuesday 5th November
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If we're doing leg shots...

It's muddy in Herts at the moment


Craikeybaby

9,084 posts

173 months

Thursday 7th November
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Steamer said:
Probably the wrong time of year now but I’ve said it before - any Cannock Phers fancy doing a ride - count me in
I could be up for a PH Cannock ride - there were only 4 of us last time!

Court_S

1,549 posts

125 months

Thursday 7th November
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DanielSan said:
I really need to find out where the off piste stuff is at Cannock, a few bits are easy to find, cant miss them off the main trails but there's a hell of a lot more and I don't know where to start.
Lots of it is hidden in plain sight.

Downside is it’s often pretty grim this time of year.

GravelBen

13,891 posts

178 months

Saturday 9th November
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wobert

2,587 posts

170 months

Sunday 10th November
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Quick spin out around the borderlands to the west of Chester, managed a short section of gravel too!

Tea and buttered Bara Brith was welcome at the cafe...








Birdster

2,201 posts

91 months

Sunday 10th November
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Really envious of some of those locations. Went for a ride on my new road bike around Stapleford Abbotts. Still nice to be off of the city roads.

Only managed about 40 miles on it and had it three weeks. Try and keep it to dry weather.


HoHoHo

13,916 posts

198 months

Sunday 10th November
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A good day yesterday up on the South Downs just before the rain started.







It was pretty cold first thing and the chalky trails became nothing better than cycling on ice which made for some interesting moments!

My poor bike also suffered and came back looking rather sorry for itself and I’d stopped twice to remove a huge amount of mud sitting around the lower joint/pedal area.

benny.c

2,940 posts

155 months

Monday 11th November
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Get a Mudhugger front mudguard, trim it slightly and fit it to the rear. It won’t save your ass but your motor and pivots will stay clean.


HoHoHo

13,916 posts

198 months

Monday 11th November
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benny.c said:
Get a Mudhugger front mudguard, trim it slightly and fit it to the rear. It won’t save your ass but your motor and pivots will stay clean.

Thanks thumbup

I have tried a similar mudguard but was concerned with such a small gap between the guard and tyre mud would simply fill up the gap so I removed it.

Thoughts?

benny.c

2,940 posts

155 months

Monday 11th November
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It is close but I’ve not had an issue with rubbing or clogging up with mud. Mine’s a ‘17 6fattie though and the clearance may be different on later bikes. They are cheap enough to try out though I guess.


SoliD

862 posts

165 months

Monday 11th November
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HoHoHo said:
A good day yesterday up on the South Downs just before the rain started.
It was pretty cold first thing and the chalky trails became nothing better than cycling on ice which made for some interesting moments!

My poor bike also suffered and came back looking rather sorry for itself and I’d stopped twice to remove a huge amount of mud sitting around the lower joint/pedal area.
Wheres that sign on the SDW? After doing it 20 odd times I've never seen it!