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by ratty2k
Mon Jun 18, 2012 21:57 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Lake District Routes - Any Suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Lake District Routes - Any Suggestions

Borrowdale bash? I was a little sceptical at first as its 50% road, but they are quiet and in a lovely area but the off road sections are fantastic.
Watendlath descent.
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by ratty2k
Mon Jun 04, 2012 20:39 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Peak District Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Peak District Recommendations

Jacobs ladder is a great route but not much singletrack. Cutgate worth a look and that has long flowing section of singletrack in Mickledon edge. Out and back from Langsett barn its around 13 miles IIRC.
by ratty2k
Mon Jun 04, 2012 20:37 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: good places to ride in north west area
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: good places to ride in north west area

Lots of rides in the Peak district, well worth a trip and not far from you.
by ratty2k
Sun May 27, 2012 21:54 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: West Highland Way - in 1 day
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: West Highland Way - in 1 day

North to south is more downhill, so therefore easier :lol:
by ratty2k
Sun May 20, 2012 22:39 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Where to ride>?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Where to ride>?

PEak district is a great mtb'ing area. Lots of stuff to go at and guide books aplenty.
by ratty2k
Mon Apr 23, 2012 18:06 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: peak district around edale/ lady bower resevoir
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: peak district around edale/ lady bower resevoir

As mentioned, all good. But Chapel gate has been repaired :evil: and is now a dull farm track.
Cutgate is great, but you'll need a decent spell of weather as it can get very boggy in places. But the descent from the top of Margery hill always will be a winner. :D
by ratty2k
Sun Apr 08, 2012 18:14 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Best 'classic' Peaks route for a first timer?
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Best 'classic' Peaks route for a first timer?

I'd suggest the Ladybower route. The Beast is tricky, but eminently doable on a HT (I have the same BFE but with a Lyrik) The Roman road if dry(ish) then it can be good fun. Suicide brake (Gores Heights) is fantastic, being a good mix of stuff and fast. Climb up the flagstones to Derwent edge and th...
by ratty2k
Sun Apr 01, 2012 17:54 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Peak District Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Peak District Routes

Wouldn't bother with Chapel gate, been 'repaired' into a dull as fook smooth track. Rest is all good.
by ratty2k
Sun Oct 23, 2011 17:41 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: another awesom path is going to be ruined in the peaks....
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Bridleways, allthough (IIRC) the track down Roych Clough is a Byway... Just one of those things, the routes have to be open to all... Some repair work I've seen is good, there's a nice section prior to the first flagstones on Cutgate which was well done...
by ratty2k
Thu Oct 20, 2011 16:47 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Winter shoes/boots for flat pedals
Replies: 7
Views: 3190

I just use my 5:10's. wear waterproof socks and a thin pair of merino socks for extra warmth. Never had cold toes yet, and ridden down to around the -6/ -7C mark. After that travelling got hard with Snake and Woodhead being shut so never got any riding in in the real cold stuff of last year. I have ...
by ratty2k
Wed Oct 19, 2011 06:28 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Cotic Soul - Why So Good?
Replies: 76
Views: 6331

yer, but those debating how to shave a gram here and there mostly need to get a life! :lol: I've seen people asking about aluminium backed brake pads because they are lighter... FFS! I still say that to the vast majority of riders, 2lb will make little to no difference to their riding. If you aint r...
by ratty2k
Tue Oct 18, 2011 22:04 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Cotic Soul - Why So Good?
Replies: 76
Views: 6331

Carry a bit less fluid, a lighter jacket etc and you'd have made the same 'massive' difference. Or do both and save even more :? You need to carry a litre less water to make that difference, that's a lot. And weight on the bike is not the same as weight on the body. Maybe not, but to the vast major...
by ratty2k
Tue Oct 18, 2011 17:59 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Cotic Soul - Why So Good?
Replies: 76
Views: 6331

ddraver wrote:OT - Blimey, where have you been Ratty?


:D here, there, nowhere...

And Sonic, I know its relative, but come on 2lb 'massive'? I could shoot more than that after a night on curry and beer.
Carry a bit less fluid, a lighter jacket etc and you'd have made the same 'massive' difference.
by ratty2k
Mon Oct 17, 2011 20:05 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Cotic Soul - Why So Good?
Replies: 76
Views: 6331

Northwind wrote:
I wish Cy'd design a harder-core hardtail to go toe to toe with the Ragleys etc, I'd probably buy that.


BFe...?
http://www.cotic.co.uk/product/BFe
by ratty2k
Sun Oct 16, 2011 17:21 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: where to go riding 2m? within 30mins of manchester?
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Peak district... Not far for you to travel at all...
Ladybower, Cutgate, Jacobs Ladder, Rowarth, 3 shires head (Cat and Fiddle pub area) loads of great rides, and many more not mentioned...
by ratty2k
Sun Oct 16, 2011 17:16 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Warning - Cleaning 5 10's
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

I never wash mine! Stick 'em on top of a radiator or the steam boiler at work, good as new. Brush the worst of the muck off and ride. They are only going to get shitted up again, so why worry?
by ratty2k
Sun Oct 16, 2011 17:13 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Walna Scar Road "Improvements"
Replies: 17
Views: 2090

Hmm, but if they stuck to repairing damage then it wouldn't be quite so bad. The fact is they have just dug up the old path and made a motorway. Not repair work IMO.
by ratty2k
Thu Oct 13, 2011 19:41 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Welding tags onto frame?
Replies: 19
Views: 1472

Small cable ties? Just fasten it to a gear cable or brake hose? May no be possible if youe existing cables dont run on the top tube...? Tried that and it just pulls the other cables with it when it's down. Fasten it to the points on the frame where there are already cable guides? Works fine on my C...
by ratty2k
Thu Oct 13, 2011 06:31 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Non-UST tyres tubless on XT WHM778-UST wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Got XT tubeless wheels. Use whichever tyres you fancy, but use a scoop or two of Stans sealant.
Never had any issues at all, have had WTB, and Maxxis tyres fitted- no burps, no flats, no bother.
by ratty2k
Thu Oct 13, 2011 06:28 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Welding tags onto frame?
Replies: 19
Views: 1472

Small cable ties? Just fasten it to a gear cable or brake hose? May no be possible if youe existing cables dont run on the top tube...?

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