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

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

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HoHoHo

13,944 posts

198 months

Monday 11th November
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SoliD said:
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!
It’s at Bignor Hill. As you travel west from Amberley you go up and down various (very) steep hills and there it is.

The ride back down the road from the top is very, very fast and worth the climb yes

TobyLerone

983 posts

92 months

Tuesday 12th November
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A little wet...



What the hell man?!








joeheavyslow

179 posts

153 months

Tuesday 12th November
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Harpoon

576 posts

162 months

Tuesday 12th November
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TobyLerone said:
A little wet...

What the hell man?!

That brings back unpleasant memories of a soul destroying night lap at Mountain Mayhem...

Daveyraveygravey

1,532 posts

132 months

Tuesday 12th November
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HoHoHo said:
It’s at Bignor Hill. As you travel west from Amberley you go up and down various (very) steep hills and there it is.

The ride back down the road from the top is very, very fast and worth the climb yes
I reckon the ride back up that hill is the hardest climb you can (just about) do on a roadbike in the SE...

HoHoHo

13,944 posts

198 months

Tuesday 12th November
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Daveyraveygravey said:
HoHoHo said:
It’s at Bignor Hill. As you travel west from Amberley you go up and down various (very) steep hills and there it is.

The ride back down the road from the top is very, very fast and worth the climb yes
I reckon the ride back up that hill is the hardest climb you can (just about) do on a roadbike in the SE...
yes

That's why I go down it wobble

Daveyraveygravey

1,532 posts

132 months

Wednesday 13th November
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HoHoHo said:
yes

That's why I go down it wobble

smile It's also the steepest hill you can (just about) go down on a road bike!

Dog Star

10,697 posts

116 months

Wednesday 13th November
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A couple from tonight’s MTB ride (we have a Wednesday evening group) in Rossendale. It was, er, muddy.





It was like this a couple of months ago...


Master Bean

1,385 posts

68 months

Saturday 16th November
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I go to all the picturesque locations. Bridge over the M4 next to Junction 15. Heading out to Hungerford.


patchb

698 posts

62 months

Sunday 17th November
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Muddy one yesterday morning, got a snap before the bikes were too brown! My orange crush pro and my mates production privee shan.

Steamer

11,405 posts

161 months

Monday 18th November
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patchb said:


Muddy one yesterday morning, got a snap before the bikes were too brown! My orange crush pro and my mates production privee shan.
Ooooo thats the new Martin Racing colour limited edition cloud9

Solocle

1,138 posts

32 months

Monday 18th November
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The Moonrakers and Sunseekers 300 km Audax, on Friday night / Saturday.







PomBstard

3,575 posts

190 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Top effort on the 300km! Have to say that 2500m climbing seems a bit low for that route, but I’m sure you’re glad it wasn’t more...

Anyway couple of pics from this morning - we got a strong wind blow in smoke from the major NSW fires which made for more-gentle riding - no need for big lungfuls - and for some interesting views...






Solocle

1,138 posts

32 months

Tuesday 19th November
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PomBstard said:
Top effort on the 300km! Have to say that 2500m climbing seems a bit low for that route, but I’m sure you’re glad it wasn’t more...

Anyway couple of pics from this morning - we got a strong wind blow in smoke from the major NSW fires which made for more-gentle riding - no need for big lungfuls - and for some interesting views...





Thanks, and yeah, the worst of the hills were at the beginning (Bristol/Bath), too. Once past Devizes, it was largely main roads across Salisbury plain (the first 120 km were almost entirely A roads). Plus the route went across the Somerset levels, only to take a former rail line through the Mendips. So quite an impressively flat route, all in all.

Digga

28,570 posts

231 months

Tuesday 19th 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.
It's everywhere, but a bit stty at this point in time!




old'uns

263 posts

81 months

Friday 22nd November
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definitely a tad stty....Chads Ditch area, hopefully the Forestry Commission have told the Contractors to leave some trees standing rolleyes



keeping to the Fire roads meant wet rather than muddy


old'uns

263 posts

81 months

Saturday 23rd 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.
If you intend to find them i suggest you start sooner than later...
discussing the works in general today and the feeling is the Forestry Commission/Local Council are trying to 'pen in' visitors whether walkers/cyclists/horse riders etc to designated areas. there is a lot of de-forestation going on and single tracks being blocked off.
from Marquis Drive towards Birches Valley a lot of new underground cabling going in before the Commonwealth Games MTB events in the area all under the 'it needs to look right' banner ie good on TV.
also volunteer Rangers being looked for to note where existing trails are with a view to closing them down so the world doesn't see riders moving around willy-nilly and injuring themselves off-piste...all to make the Chase look good/safe to the outside world

a lot of trails will be lost and areas for Cattle created, fine if you only want to Follow the Dog or Monkey Trail or stile Cop DH

Dizeee

14,766 posts

154 months

Sunday 24th November
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Last ride today, now up for sale




HoHoHo

13,944 posts

198 months

Sunday 24th November
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Great 38 miles up on the Downs today albeit yet again it was really wet and slippy.

Had a puncture after 19 miles, to be fair the first this year!



Not much to see at Devil’s Dyke after 21 miles smile



And my new revised mudguards did their job and my back stayed quite clean......shame about the bike wink



I did buy some new Defroster Trail Mountain Bike Shoes this week having come home over the last few rides with very cold and very wet feet and today my feet came back dry and warm which was a welcome bonus thumbup

They won’t win any prizes for being stylish but they did the job!



For those interested, my electric figures were as follows:

Time - 3:11:16
Distance - 38.89 miles
Average speed - 12.2mph
Ascent - 3917ft
Battery consumed - 84% (700wh battery)
Miles off - 12.95mi
Miles Eco - 16.53mi
Miles trail - 7.47mi
Miles turbo - 1.94mi
Average HR - 136
Max HR - 171
Kcal - 1685

I’m a 56 year old male weighing 87kg

DanielSan

14,579 posts

115 months

Monday 25th November
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old'uns said:
If you intend to find them i suggest you start sooner than later...
discussing the works in general today and the feeling is the Forestry Commission/Local Council are trying to 'pen in' visitors whether walkers/cyclists/horse riders etc to designated areas. there is a lot of de-forestation going on and single tracks being blocked off.
from Marquis Drive towards Birches Valley a lot of new underground cabling going in before the Commonwealth Games MTB events in the area all under the 'it needs to look right' banner ie good on TV.
also volunteer Rangers being looked for to note where existing trails are with a view to closing them down so the world doesn't see riders moving around willy-nilly and injuring themselves off-piste...all to make the Chase look good/safe to the outside world

a lot of trails will be lost and areas for Cattle created, fine if you only want to Follow the Dog or Monkey Trail or stile Cop DH
Looking at some pics over the weekend it looks like Mids groups has done a group ride around there this weekend with 200 people, so there's a good chance most of it is trashed for the foreseeable now anyway...