newbie saying hello!

foxc_uk
foxc_uk Posts: 1,292
edited August 2009 in Women
been lurking for a little while, but thought I should say hello.

Pretty new to mtbing - started in May, and have been seriously bitten by the XC/DH bug. So far done Sherwood Pines a few times, and recently come back from Coed Y Brenin (did 2 of the red trails) I'm not very good, and tend to stay at the back so I don't get in anyone's way, but I'll give just about anything a go!

so anyway, hi! :D

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  • miss notax
    miss notax Posts: 2,572
    Hello :D

    Nice to have another person joining! Where are you based? We're off to Coed y Brenin for the Bank Holiday weekend and I can't wait!
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away....

    Riding a gorgeous ano orange Turner Burner!

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  • Hello,

    I am pretty new myself... Been riding for 2-3 months and i have 2 bikes now ooops haha!

    I am off to coed y brenin soon whats it like??? I did the Marin in betus y coed last week it was ace!!

    :) x x
  • foxc_uk
    foxc_uk Posts: 1,292
    thanks everyone.
    I'm in Nottingham so very handy for getting pretty much anywhere!

    One thing about Coed Y Brenin, if you do the Dragon's back, there's a very long, and soul destroying uphill climb...and being new to biking this was a real effort for me! (I did it, just took me forever!)

    So now I just need to sort a bike out! I've been using my boyfriend's 09 Stumpy Elite, which is an amazing ride....maybe I should persuade him I need it more than he does! haha!
  • Mrs Toast
    Mrs Toast Posts: 636
    foxc_uk wrote:
    thanks everyone.
    I'm in Nottingham so very handy for getting pretty much anywhere!

    One thing about Coed Y Brenin, if you do the Dragon's back, there's a very long, and soul destroying uphill climb...and being new to biking this was a real effort for me! (I did it, just took me forever!)

    So now I just need to sort a bike out! I've been using my boyfriend's 09 Stumpy Elite, which is an amazing ride....maybe I should persuade him I need it more than he does! haha!

    I've got a Stumpy Elite, I love it! I envy that you can ride your bloke's bike though - I'm 5ft 2 and the hubby's 6ft 7, so it's not really possible for us to share bikes. :(
  • foxc_uk
    foxc_uk Posts: 1,292
    I've got a Stumpy Elite, I love it! I envy that you can ride your bloke's bike though - I'm 5ft 2 and the hubby's 6ft 7, so it's not really possible for us to share bikes.
    Not such a problem for me - he's 5'10" and I'm almost 5'11"!
    have to admit that I love that Elite, it's in my dining room at the moment and I don't wanna give it back! to be fair he's got his eye on the '10 S Works Enduro. more money than sense if you ask me!
  • Thewaylander
    Thewaylander Posts: 8,594
    Love my old 07 pro stumpy, solid machine.

    The S'works scares me though, so light i think i would break it.. i often think that about mine to but it holds together with some sticky back plastic :p
  • MrsMoo
    MrsMoo Posts: 22
    Hello, I'm a newbie saying hello too!
    Have only been MTBing since June but got the bug now!! Have just got a beautiful Scott Contessa ladies full sus, after borrowing my husbands GT Avalance for a bit (he rode it for about a month and then upgraded to a Trek!).
    Unfortunately, living in Warwick is a bit rubbish for MTB trails, but we've been to the Wyre Forest a couple of times and Shropshire, and going to Wales soon as I'm doing a girls MTB course.
    Never been so busy at the weekends, and never had such scratched bruised legs, but I love it :D
  • MrsMoo wrote:
    Hello, I'm a newbie saying hello too!
    Have only been MTBing since June but got the bug now!! Have just got a beautiful Scott Contessa ladies full sus, after borrowing my husbands GT Avalance for a bit (he rode it for about a month and then upgraded to a Trek!).
    Unfortunately, living in Warwick is a bit rubbish for MTB trails, but we've been to the Wyre Forest a couple of times and Shropshire, and going to Wales soon as I'm doing a girls MTB course.
    Never been so busy at the weekends, and never had such scratched bruised legs, but I love it :D

    Thats my girl !
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    foxc_uk wrote:
    One thing about Coed Y Brenin, if you do the Dragon's back, there's a very long, and soul destroying uphill climb...and being new to biking this was a real effort for me! (I did it, just took me forever!)
    There are two really long, real buggers on the Dragon's back, the earlier one, just before the Addamn's family bits (lurch, uncle fester etc) and then the last big climb before the end.
    They're both nasty, and both really good accomplishments, especially if you;re new to MTBing!
    Congrats! :D
  • foxc_uk
    foxc_uk Posts: 1,292
    thanks!
    The lads I was with were really impressed how much I progressed over the 2 days riding - to the point when I told one of them I'd only been on 2 or 3 really technical rides before he just said 'what?! that's not right!'
    I blame the Elite, it's an amazing bike for a beginner to use, has given me so much confidence!