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shaeshae Posts: 105
edited March 2009 in MTB general
Ok so im new to bikeing, how ever my brother is not. We are like chalk and cheese im 6ft2 he is 5ft9. Im 18st and built like a wall, hes not, hes about 8st and a pro boxer.

Anyway ive had my bike about 3 weeks and been rideing about 5 miles from my house to his per night on road and flat, when i get there i do about 1/2 a mile swimming in the pool. It takes me around 1/2 an hour to get there. To say i am unfit is an understatement !!!

He is trying to get me to do the North Trail in Grizedale on Sunday, Should i go or will it be too much ?

Can anyone tell me what it is like ?

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No leve it you wont enjoy it
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stop being soft, no pain no gain
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go at your own pace
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  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    The north face trail isn't a walk in the park for beginners, but i say go for it. Take plenty to eat and drink and keep pedalling. Once over the initial climb, then the going is fun and fairly easy. The course is surfaced with stones - sorry can't be more specific, and so will be quite difficult to ride if your new to the sport. But you can pull out at any point and take a fireroad - garunteed to be downhill, back to the visitor center.

    The difficulties are - length (climbing), boardwalk(none of which is less than 50cm wide) and the surfacing. Other than that you'll have a great time. It was the first purpose built trail I road, and is a good experience to get under your belt.

    Enjoy the trail - it's not as bad as I make it out to be.
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • marinman1marinman1 Posts: 262
    do it, remember its not a race so go at your own pace and more likely than not you will have a great time. never ridden the trail myself so can't comment on that, but good luck
  • Aye just do it. Take it easy on the very 1st section (mainly all uphill) and after that its pretty easy going :)
  • OwenBOwenB Posts: 606
    Mate, I'm seriously unfit at the moment and have put on 5 stone over the past twelve months, I managed to do the North Face in just over 2 hours on Saturday which is about 30 minutes longer than I was doing it this time last year, there's nothing too hard there, just take your own time and enjoy it.
    Hardest part I find is the first little bit of fire road out of the visitors centre before the start of the actual trail
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