Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:35 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 142 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 15  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:56 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:16 pm
Posts: 9609
Location: brigg, home of the gypsies
fluffychicken - is there much riding to be had north of the river? never really ventured that far other that "little switzerland"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:33 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 16750
Location: Yorkshire, England
Brantingham/Melton/South Cave/Beverley/Riplingham and inside that area is ok, well last time I went properly was a long long time ago and things may have changed and I'm older now, so cutting new tracks will be more difficult.
I haven't managed to get out much :( but I shall be now I have a ridable bike again.

It's not difficult riding, more XC type and roads. Nothing like up in the moors though.
Not-young, unfit and slow people will still find some of it knackering*, if not just getting out of Melton if you go there.

Good for a jolly out and casual retrobike riding. Quarries where always fun but the best where south bank (South Ferriby) and I think the police now use them as shooting ranges. Air Ambulance was an essential tool for them though.


As for people here there is Me (Haltemprice area), chrisv40 (Howden area), neebsta (South Cave area), Tomahawk kid (Hull somewhere), i-am-iron-man (middle of Hull) and a few others I have forgotten but don't see here much.
Of course neither of us have afaik had a ride together. chrisv40 is super fit as he keeps telling me :wink:

* tested and proved by me recently, I personally think the hills have got longer and steeper then BitD :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:08 pm 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:48 pm
Posts: 5111
Location: Out here in the perimeter...
ignore this


Last edited by neilll on Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:15 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:36 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:10 pm
Posts: 1743
Location: Peoples Republic of Scunny
That'll be why I don't ride the mtb in Lincolnshire very often but the Peak District is only 45mins away :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:16 pm 
Lincs AEC
Lincs AEC

Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:34 pm
Posts: 12314
Location: Branston, Lincoln
I think most of you have done my loop, so its about time another localish ride was had.

Anyone know any routes round the Wolds area?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:52 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:07 pm
Posts: 2676
Location: 52 Festive Road. (Nr. Lincoln)
Pickle wrote:
Anyone know any routes round the Wolds area?


If it's the Wolds you're looking at I'd be very interested, I'm only available every other weekend though :(

The Wolds is my stomping ground, I ride there week in week out (just a humble 46 miles on the ss yesterday) and it'd be nice to show you guys some Lincolnshire hills. If you'd like me to show you around let me know what sort of distance you're looking at and I'll figure something out for you.

Cheers
Steve
:)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:09 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:10 pm
Posts: 1743
Location: Peoples Republic of Scunny
Yesterdays ride sounds fine,I did a road ride out that way on yesterday,the only place around here with hills(and lots of fields :cry: )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:10 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:07 pm
Posts: 140
Location: The Lincolnshire Wolds
Well as I actually live bang in the middle of the Wolds at Donington on Bain and back many moons ago set up the Caistor Off Road Club - had quite a few members back then (mid 90s). Now just getting back into the swing and know most of the good routes around here.

Hoping to do the bicyclemania too.

So would be great to have a Lincs get together IMO - especially around here as it is the only part of Lincolnshire that has a few hills (for going down obviously).

:lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:18 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:07 pm
Posts: 2676
Location: 52 Festive Road. (Nr. Lincoln)
Donington on Bain was one of the places I rode through yesterday, came via Withcall to the top of D on B on the BW that goes past the old dishes (you'll know what I mean) heading towards Biscathorpe. I was pretty pooped by then. :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:22 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:07 pm
Posts: 2676
Location: 52 Festive Road. (Nr. Lincoln)
I'm cursing my shifts as I won't be able to do this next bicyclemania event. It'll be the first one I've missed since it started and I was hoping for a better run than the one that's just gone as I had a puncture on the very first descent!! :evil:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 142 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 15  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group