Few Photo's from Today.

The Northern Monkey
The Northern Monkey Posts: 19,174
edited April 2009 in MTB general
Not what you'd call great. Theres feck all apart from some little trails behind the house.

But, theres a root lip I got a bit of air from, a hilly thing that you can roll down because theres nout up top and some rocks that are terrible for photos :lol:

Fun though :)

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Found that my shifter knocks/rubs my thumb while riding so i'll change where it is.... could do with QR seat clamp too, the seat was too high and I forgot my park tool :(

edit: sorry for the no helmet pics. Its just behind the house and is really really lame :lol:
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  • Airienteer
    Airienteer Posts: 695
    edited April 2009
    Dude that root lip is huuuge :lol:

    Seriously though you've gotta make the best of what you've got.
  • nice pics but would have been a lot better with a lid!:wink: only takes a bad landing and a rock in the bush and thats your Bonce open! :shock: :wink:

    looks a nice little rooty section there, similar on one of my local trails, great in the dry, Evil slipperyt int he wet!
    Timmo.
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  • lol tell me about it. London is lame. (no offense to anyone :lol:)

    only 8 weeks till i'm back oop north :D
  • Airienteer
    Airienteer Posts: 695
    only 8 weeks till i'm back oop north

    Oooohh yeah!
  • nice pics but would have been a lot better with a lid!:wink: only takes a bad landing and a rock in the bush and thats your Bonce open! :shock: :wink:

    looks a nice little rooty section there, similar on one of my local trails, great in the dry, Evil slipperyt int he wet!

    You can't really ride the rooty bit unfortunately. Its basically a 5ft mound of earth with trees round it.... 1 way up, 1 way down. so its a case of ride up - get off - turn around - roll down.
  • My son is looking at this over my shoulder, he pointed at each photo and said "he needs a helmet". That's a seven year old's opinion for you.
    Northwind wrote: It's like I covered it in superglue and rode it through ebay.
  • My son is looking at this over my shoulder, he pointed at each photo and said "he needs a helmet". That's a seven year old's opinion for you.
    glad he's been taught at a young age :)
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    so what's your excuse then Ben?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • i'm 6 years old? :lol:

    Nah, I wasn't really planning on doing anything... was with the GF (she was walking) so I was just rolling along.... checking the gears etc etc.
    Just wanted to get a pic of the bike outdoors, which turned into a few "action shots" over the lamest/tamest ground you could ride a bike over... you could ride a road bike down where I was!
  • xtreem
    xtreem Posts: 2,965
    Your trails look too smooth.
    Here, you'll wish to throw the bike in garbage because of the roots. :lol:

    Nice air btw, considering the fact that I can't really spot the kickers.
    Nice scenery too. :D

    Here's some 4min video too see how the trails in Macedonia look. :wink:
    http://www.pinkbike.com/video/47764/
  • lol, its def not a trail... its a path :D

    Just somewhere to mess about.. only place round here without getting on the train for 45mins.

    Hopefully be going to esher shore next week or the week after (dissertation is due in a week tomorrow so riding takes a back seat or a bit :()
  • deadliest
    deadliest Posts: 471
    Tut Tut Mr B remembered the gloves but not the helmet ?

    Seriously though can you not put a lip at the root section and jump through it, Nice gradient for the landing.
    Bikes are drugs and Im pedalling

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  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    Nah, I wasn't really planning on doing anything...

    and that is when most people end up in A&E.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • deadliest
    deadliest Posts: 471
    nicklouse wrote:
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    Nah, I wasn't really planning on doing anything...

    and that is when most people end up in A&E.

    Or at antenatal classes :lol:
    Bikes are drugs and Im pedalling

    http://sherwoodpines.yolasite.com/
  • nah, there is literally no run up. just enough space to turn the bike around :(

    I have herd some mtx bikes on the other side of the river though so i'm really intrigued as to whats there... looks flat as hell though, nd i've no idea how to get across there!
  • nicklouse wrote:
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    Nah, I wasn't really planning on doing anything...

    and that is when most people end up in A&E.

    lol, but if you knew the area, there really isn't anything to do! i was improvising very hard!
  • deadliest
    deadliest Posts: 471
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    nah, there is literally no run up. just enough space to turn the bike around :(

    I have herd some mtx bikes on the other side of the river though so i'm really intrigued as to whats there... looks flat as hell though, nd i've no idea how to get across there!

    raft03.jpg

    Even space to put the bike :lol:
    Bikes are drugs and Im pedalling

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  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    Nah, I wasn't really planning on doing anything...

    and that is when most people end up in A&E.

    lol, but if you knew the area, there really isn't anything to do! i was improvising very hard!

    and that is what every one says. Until they end up in A&E.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • deadliest
    deadliest Posts: 471
    nicklouse wrote:
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    Nah, I wasn't really planning on doing anything...

    and that is when most people end up in A&E.

    lol, but if you knew the area, there really isn't anything to do! i was improvising very hard!

    and that is what every one says. Until they end up in A&E.

    Consider yourself told . . . Next time you put photo's up make sure you have a lid on :lol:
    Bikes are drugs and Im pedalling

    http://sherwoodpines.yolasite.com/
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    Nope i dont care if people do or dont.

    But it is always the innocent "safe" area that get most people.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • deadliest wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    Nah, I wasn't really planning on doing anything...

    and that is when most people end up in A&E.

    lol, but if you knew the area, there really isn't anything to do! i was improvising very hard!

    and that is what every one says. Until they end up in A&E.

    Consider yourself told . . . Next time you put photo's up make sure you have a lid on :lol:

    *holding head low and shuffling feet* sorry Mr Nick, won't happen again.
    :lol:

    I do regret not taking one, and will do next time..

    deadliest
    :lol: sure there must be an easier way... but i like your thinking :D
  • Airienteer
    Airienteer Posts: 695
    Regretting this post yet Bigbenj?? :lol:
  • nicklouse wrote:
    Nope i dont care if people do or dont.

    But it is always the innocent "safe" area that get most people.

    aye, I dunno why I didn't take it. Its actually the 1st i've been out without a lid :(
  • Airienteer wrote:
    Regretting this post yet Bigbenj?? :lol:

    lol not really. least I def won't go out without the lid now :)

    Twas still fun :D
  • xtreem
    xtreem Posts: 2,965
    lol, its def not a trail... its a path :D
    Well, you're correct, it's a path. We still don't have bike trails. :(

    About the bigger tree on the third picture, it would be really good if you can pull up
    bunnyhop to tailtap on the tree and back on the trail. :D

    And I still can't figure it out how did you manage to pick up that air almost on flat.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I cannot believe that you frequently knock the riding of mbuk/bikeradar and then come up with this sort of horrible material. I'd be embarrassed to post pictures of myself riding "off-road" without a lid, pikey-tastic.
  • I cannot believe that you frequently knock the riding of mbuk/bikeradar and then come up with this sort of horrible material. I'd be embarrassed to post pictures of myself riding "off-road" without a lid, pikey-tastic.

    I knocked them when exactly? never nocked their riding... the magazine content maybe.

    Oh, and I never said they were off road. if you care to read the OP and some of my other threads you may understand a bit better before you start your pointless posting. I have said I should have worn a helmet.

    I was checking the setup of my bike (a custom build that I had finished 2 hours before) and wanted a few photo's in the process.

    Oh, and as for pikey tastic... i'd like to see you do any better with the lack of riding that there is round here. I was making use of what little there was.
  • Nik_B
    Nik_B Posts: 270
    Nice pics mate glad to see the hard work come together!

    While I think wearing a lid is the sensible thing to do I can't help but be surprised and how many people want to jump down someone else’s throat about what they chose to do. Its personal choice and not illegal but then not the safest thing to ride without one either.

    It's this kind of paranoid mentality that stops parents from letting their kids play out in case they get killed/run over/abducted and very much the vicious finger wagging I bloody hate. Forget about what other people do, if it feels great and safer to go out padded and helmeted up to the nines then do it. If someone chooses not to that’s up to them. I'd say making spiteful comments is more embarrassing just the sort of stuff we get from hill walkers that think the countryside is for them and them alone.

    Rant over....get out and ride and stop worrying about other people.
  • Nik_B
    Cheers fella.
  • Furbes
    Furbes Posts: 289
    That must be everything for the bike now , is it ? There can't be much more bells & whistles for it :?: :?:

    Cool pics by the way :wink: