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  • WobbleheadWobblehead Posts: 264
    yep. had a great time yesterday, thanks for the day out!

    How's the tat?
  • WobbleheadWobblehead Posts: 264
    CharlieH wrote:
    Been looking around for routes too and this website looks good
    http://www.mtbthedales.org.uk/mtb-home/ ... aroute.htm
    I have tracklogs so will hopefully be able to download and print some of them if anyones up for it?

    Done the Tour of Nidderdale, or a derivative of it, gracking route, longish day out with some 1 in 4 ascents up to Middlesmoor.
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    Wobblehead wrote:
    CharlieH wrote:
    Been looking around for routes too and this website looks good
    http://www.mtbthedales.org.uk/mtb-home/ ... aroute.htm
    I have tracklogs so will hopefully be able to download and print some of them if anyones up for it?

    Done the Tour of Nidderdale, or a derivative of it, gracking route, longish day out with some 1 in 4 ascents up to Middlesmoor.

    But what about the descents ;) (that's the only bits I'm ok at, lol)
  • WobbleheadWobblehead Posts: 264
    CharlieH wrote:
    Wobblehead wrote:
    CharlieH wrote:
    Been looking around for routes too and this website looks good
    http://www.mtbthedales.org.uk/mtb-home/ ... aroute.htm
    I have tracklogs so will hopefully be able to download and print some of them if anyones up for it?

    Done the Tour of Nidderdale, or a derivative of it, gracking route, longish day out with some 1 in 4 ascents up to Middlesmoor.

    But what about the descents ;) (that's the only bits I'm ok at, lol)

    What goes up........

    Some good fast descents on twin track with a bit of tecky stuff too.
  • clodhoppa74clodhoppa74 Posts: 331
    Wobblehead wrote:
    yep. had a great time yesterday, thanks for the day out!

    How's the tat?

    think it's going to be alright mate, can still see it through the gravel rash so as long as i look after it it won't take too much off. i'll get it touched up when i get more done later anyway.

    it's the pitying looks i've getting off carol that hurts more ;)
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    Wobblehead wrote:
    yep. had a great time yesterday, thanks for the day out!

    How's the tat?

    think it's going to be alright mate, can still see it through the gravel rash so as long as i look after it it won't take too much off. i'll get it touched up when i get more done later anyway.

    it's the pitying looks i've getting off carol that hurts more ;)

    But everyone knows chicks dig scars ;)
  • woodytitanwoodytitan Posts: 163
    Charlie-I've just realised I drive past Stainburn on my way to and from work everyday, would you be up for a meet sometime when summer hits for real??
    '11 Cannondale Trail SL3
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    Stainburn is my nemesis, only done it once and it scared the living pants off me :) But that was when I used spd's so I'm toying the idea of having another go with flats (and body armour + full face helmet) and see if I'm any better second time around
  • psymon01psymon01 Posts: 46
    Isn't there some more 'tame' trails over the road from the carpark at stainburn?

    I to drive past it quite often....tempted to chuck the bike in the van and have a go on the way home.
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    Supposed to be but last time I ventured across the road the "marked" trail was awful and we ended up walking half of it, then giving up and heading home. I'm not sure if the FC were doing clearing work so may have to revisit again. There is a pump track somewhere but we never found it so maybe we didn't venture far enough
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    psymon01 wrote:
    I to drive past it quite often....tempted to chuck the bike in the van and have a go on the way home.

    If you do, give me a shout and I might pop up as it's only 20 mins from my house
  • psymon01psymon01 Posts: 46
    Will do.

    I'm away this weekend but thinking of going for a ride somewhere next week after work.

    There is a pump track near me - it is a bit 'hush hush' but if anybody comes for a ride in Ilkley we could check it out.
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    It's all gone a bit quiet on here? Anyone up for a weekday evening ride or a ride out next Saturday?
  • psymon01psymon01 Posts: 46
    Hi Charlie, I'll be about on Saturday - got any ideas?
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    My wife bought me a couple of route books for my birthday so lots of xc routes to try. Or there's always Dalby?
  • Andy2603Andy2603 Posts: 32
    Away on various courses until next week, maybe next weekend at friendly Gisburn? Everybody free?? 19th maybe? I can use it as a fathers Day Present!
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    Hopefully be free the 19th too but will let you know. Need to get back the confidence from my crash a few weeks ago!
  • psymon01psymon01 Posts: 46
    I'd like to do Dalby but I don't think my legs would be up to it! Plus my car is running on fumes at the minute and I don't get paid for another week :cry:

    Still up for a ride though.....I'll also keep the 19th free.[/quote]
  • WobbleheadWobblehead Posts: 264
    Cant do 19th, have a good one.
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    psymon1 - fancy doing bolton abbey/embsay then?
  • psymon01psymon01 Posts: 46
    Sounds good to me. Got someone coming to look at my boiler in the morning so any time after 12 would be good
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    Sounds good. Will text you to sort times etc
  • bazmundobazmundo Posts: 20
    Hey, if OK I would like to tag along on the ride tomorrow, if so could you give me a shout with the details.
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    Bazmundo- due to the A59 between Harrogate and Bolton abbey being closed we're off out on Ilkley moor instead. I'm hoping to meet at Simons house in Ilkley so if you still want to join us drop me a text on 07763 722410 and I'll sort out with Simon where to meet up. We're aiming for about 1pm start
  • psymon01psymon01 Posts: 46
    How about meeting here at around 1315 - 1330ish?

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF ... a3bfb46b89
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    That looks good, see you there
  • bazmundobazmundo Posts: 20
    That works for me too - see you tomorrow
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    Great ride yesterday and good to meet you Matt. Really good ride to regain the confidence, despite the comedy fall into the reeds ;)
  • psymon01psymon01 Posts: 46
    CharlieH wrote:
    Really good ride to regain the confidence, despite the comedy fall into the reeds ;)

    If only I had a camera :lol:

    Judging by today's weather I think we did very well!
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    psymon01 wrote:
    CharlieH wrote:
    Really good ride to regain the confidence, despite the comedy fall into the reeds ;)

    If only I had a camera :lol:

    Judging by today's weather I think we did very well!

    I wouldn't mind but I've got 6 of them!!!!

    Right about the weather though, very lucky!
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