Girls ride bikes?

SJ
SJ Posts: 2,871
edited July 2007 in Women
Well I never!

Anyone heading out to Morzine this summer?
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  • mudface
    mudface Posts: 1,733
    nope.

    verbier. 8)
  • SJ
    SJ Posts: 2,871
    Nice! We won't make it that far over, hoping to do the WC course at Champerey though!

    When are you heading out?
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  • mudface
    mudface Posts: 1,733
    beginning of september. last week of the lifts i think. been to the french alps twice before, so trying something different. it's supposed to be very tech and very steep, i'll report on it if i survive it...
  • SJ
    SJ Posts: 2,871
    This'll be my second time in the PDS. 11 days to go and counting! We were hoping to get out to Whistler this year but a house purchase has kinda put that on hold!

    I've heard Verbier is meant to be pretty good, make sure you get loads of pics!

    I'm SJ by the way! :)
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  • mudface
    mudface Posts: 1,733
    we were going to go out to whistler last year, but it ended up being too expensive compared to the alps. i'm sure you'll have fun when you eventually go though, some of those trails look mint!

    will probably get a good few pics, but usually i don't get pics of the best bits, because i'm having too much fun riding them to get off! hoping to ride the bottom centre trail - looks mad! http://www.bikeverbier.com/photoalbum/v ... in-Verbier

    good to meet you SJ - so where do you usually ride then?
  • SJ
    SJ Posts: 2,871
    It is pricey, that's the main problem! I think it'll be worth it though!

    Those pics look good, especially No 8! How steep??!

    Know what you mean about the lack of riding pics, I've recently bought myself a decent Digital SLR though and am hoping to get a couple of days worth of photography in during this years trip!

    I'm in Hampshire and there's not much here riding wise (I ride mainly DH/Freeride) so we tend to travel to South Wales (Cwmcarn Mojo track) and Aston Hill/Chicksands most weekends. How about you?
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  • mudface
    mudface Posts: 1,733
    i'm wondering if i've met or seen you before then - there aren't THAT many women i see also riding DH/freeride. i ride at chicky, aston, north downs or swinley. how old are you & what bike you got? you might recognise here... http://cassie5081.fotopic.net/c1066000.html
  • SJ
    SJ Posts: 2,871
    I don't recognise you, though I do recognise the Harlot Houlihan shorts! I've just ordered those! :D
    I'm 26 and ride an Intense Uzzi VPX
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    Swinley isn't far from me either. Where abouts do you live?[/img]
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  • mudface
    mudface Posts: 1,733
    that's one lovely bike, SJ! i'd love to have something that burly, but i also do a lot of riding up, and as i'm pretty light i can get away with a heckler with pikes for reasonably big stuff no sweat.

    i'll look out for you in future. looking forward to trying the new ladder drop at chicky, although i hear that the log drop is still out of action :(

    i live in north london. you should try swinley - if you like jumping, gaps, drops, stunts or single track it's all there. they have some short DH type runs too, like mini A-line with big berms :D
  • SJ
    SJ Posts: 2,871
    My partner lived just up the road from Swinley last year so we rode there quite a bit, I got a bit bored of it though to be honest, just got too used to it I think!

    Haven't heard about the new ladder drop, I know they made the jump at the bottom of the main DH run enormous though!
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  • mudface
    mudface Posts: 1,733
    that happens if you go to one place too often. a lot of the new stuff they've put in has been in the last 6 months or so though, so there maybe some nice surprises for you when you next visit.

    a load of the shore was ripped out, plus the bull run (DH run you're talking about maybe? starts to the right of the log drop, with a drop at the top into the bowl?) was closed and the big and medium ladder drops. both ladders have been re-instated now, but the bull run & log drop are still closed. there's a pic on my pics of me mid-clearance of how the jump at the bottom used to be, but yeah, it got made into a weird dirtjump/gap kind of thing which kicked you up mega high as well as firing you 30ft long. will have to go up there some time i reckon.
  • SJ
    SJ Posts: 2,871
    Possibly may head up there on Sunday then, want to ride somewhere before we take the bikes apart to go away but don't have time to go far this weekend!

    Sounds interesting, will get up there after France!
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  • November
    November Posts: 130
    <waves> In 2 weeks we shall have my bike fixed and you'll find me riding places too :) Along with Yak, probably and not as much at the start - but I'll be there!
  • SJ
    SJ Posts: 2,871
    Will you be riding Mah Pwetty?
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  • November
    November Posts: 130
    Hell no! I'll be riding a mountainbike. We're deforming Mat's Junkbike to my bike. Pink forks and everything :) Mah Pwetty is staying here in Holland. No way she can get up hills! :P
  • SJ
    SJ Posts: 2,871
    :wink: Had wondered!

    You need handlebars? I have a Tioga bar and stem going spare?
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  • November
    November Posts: 130
    No, she's tiring enough to bike on at flat land :p I get stomach aches when even looking at a hill! She's more commuting though, I bike everywhere on her.

    According to Mat we're fine on those, but thank you so much for the offer! He's telling me we need a brake. I should really just use my foot, Flintstones style! :wink:
  • SJ
    SJ Posts: 2,871
    No worries, don't have any brakes going spare at the mo! Flintstone stylee sounds like a better idea anyway!
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  • November
    November Posts: 130
    I'm quite sure I don't need brakes though - I bet bumping into trees and falling off my bike would stop it quite well too. :P
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,160
    If mat takes you up hill, you'll need a brake to stop you rolling backwards whilst you wait for him at the top.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Tartanyak
    Tartanyak Posts: 1,538
    If mat takes you up hill, you'll need a brake to stop you rolling backwards whilst you wait for him at the top.

    Sad, but true!
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,160
    :lol:

    Just get 2.1 xc pro's instead of those truck things you have now. You'll notice a difference.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • November
    November Posts: 130
    Sadly I do believe Mat will have to wait for me at hills. That is until I've gotten some more stamina. Like.. erm.. after a week or so. :wink:
  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    I bet you have good stamina from shopping... I'm pretty knackered after shopping with Beth.

    Beth: I'm looking for a black top
    Me: Er, there's one *Points*
    Beth: Oh yes! *Runs* Come on!

    And repeat...
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    chris: lesson one in surviving a clothes shopping, trip keep your mouth shut and wallet open.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • SJ
    SJ Posts: 2,871
    Listen to the man, he knows the score!
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  • November
    November Posts: 130
    I wish I could go shopping more often. I need more clothes. And shoes. :cry:

    Actually I don't have a huge amount of shoes. <ashamed>
    SJ. Take me out!
  • SJ
    SJ Posts: 2,871
    When are you moving over here? We'll go shopping! :D
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  • November
    November Posts: 130
    In 10 days! However, I will be moving about 7 hours up north for you! :cry:

    But we'll find a way!
  • Kitty
    Kitty Posts: 2,844
    Would I be invited to the shopping trip?