Yeah im done with this shite. Might move to Grimsby.
My son and I have just rented a couple of Orange P7 from The Dales Bike Centre near Reeth
Brilliant service, really friendly and helpful
They couldn’t find the a standard XL for Joe so he got the bosses upgraded bike, hope calipers etc
Different to my usual view cycling with him.......it’s usually me struggling
Neither of us had ridden Mountain Bikes before we thought the best idea was a couple of 2 hour loops
, they recommend this
We did the southerly loop first and had lunch at their really nice cafe.
The total was around 42km and 1200m depending if you believe Joes Wahoo or my Garmin.
Some road including 62kph descents , some “gravel” included fast descent. Moorland housbrick sized rocks, post industrial scree everything but mud really.
We didn’t see another Bike all day except on the road sections and at the cafe and only a handful of hikers. I’m not sure how busy it gets, we could go as fast as we dared.
We’re definitely going to have another go next time we’re up here.
Really can’t recommend The Dales Bike Center enough , really nice hire bikes and cake.
@Dibble @Stoo61 Lovely pictures. Creating a lot of biek riding envy there!
The weather worm has turned. Not a breath of wind. A lot of arm pump.
South side of Ben Lomond?
That looks superb.
strong page this
glorious again today on the west coast of scotland. spun down the coast to kilcreggan then got the ferry back across the water. nice 18mph avg too for the 70 miles - perfect day on the bike
Great page this
Lovely stuff. It's been a real squishy bike week. Everything is running prime, almost too dry! Early doors up Dumyat outside Stirling before the hoards descended. Small hill but an excellent descent off the top and through Witches Craig then out to the Mine Woods at Bridge of Allan. Short n sweet but yet to get old after many many times.
Threw the bikes in my van and rode up to Schoorl mtb route yesterday to do ride with my gf and see how her post Covid recovery was going. Made it round with just a few breather stops, she was very happy after a few weeks of pretty extreme tiredness. Route is very pretty with a few nice sections but a bit boring compared to what the Utrechtse Heuvelrug has to offer. Nice outing with a hot cup of tea in the back of the van when we got back.
Got into a bit of a routine of doing a road ride on a Saturday and a gravel one on a Sunday recently. Not got tonnes of time with having small kids but can fit in a couple of hours. This weekend was basically the same turning round point but one on road and one on gravel - latter was far more enjoyable. You forget how stressful road riding can be when you don't do it for a while. My only issue today was nearly getting taken out by a bus driver who had a) failed to indicate at a light and b) didn't check his near side wing mirror before turning left. Pretty standard. Rest of it was the classic 'zone 2 on the road, zone 4 off the road'.
Are these bluebells? (Some Strava yesterday)
No—ground ivy, Glechoma hederacea
@amac090 took me for an expedition in that foreign land that is South London. Boy Surrey is a pain to get to and back from, but it always delivers and this time it delivered more than ever before. One of the best rides I've ever done around London.
Route and more pictures here
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