Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:58 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 92 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:54 pm 
Deputy National AEC
Deputy National AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 5169
Location: Cumbria, England.
No worries Mark, get fit for a big RB 2010.

Had a ride over some of the route yesterday. The first bridleway will have to be removed in favour of a nice country lane. It was just too boggy and dangerous with super slippy limestone lurking beneath a layer of leaves and mud.

On the fell itself conditions are very good indeed. The DH course was tricky but there is a path running straight down the middle of it for anyone wanting to bail. The rest of the fell is in great fettle, as I say it drains extremely well. I'm going to keep all the off-road stuff to the fell and the rest will be country lanes (so probably a 2/3 of it will be country lanes).

Here's a few pics for yesterday:

Image

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:00 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:31 pm
Posts: 2492
Location: ManchestOr
Cheers Sidewinder, might take you up on that later or even attend an organised one. :)

I was actually gonna do my old loop in Greetland Halifax with the GF this weekend as a bit of a leisurely warm up training run. Didn't take bikes as she was convinced weather would be horrid plus she had lady flu. Good job cos the shonky guest bed at me mums plus putting me socks on mangled my muscles!

---

Cheers Mark, Looks great. Really looking forward to putting miles on the Orange build in 2010.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:58 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8661
The weather forecast is REALLY HORRID even by west of Scotland standards.

Despite being a Scot I really do not enjoy riding in the peeing rain, here's hoping it clears up before Saturday :?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:28 am 
Deputy National AEC
Deputy National AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 5169
Location: Cumbria, England.
Looks like we are fighting a losing battle with the weather for Saturdays ride. Kendal is under 3 ft of water and I believe the forecast isn't getting any better.

I'm thus going to propose a postponement until next Saturday 28th. I'm sure this will rule some out, but hopefully those who can make it will get a good days riding.

Cheers Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:53 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:05 pm
Posts: 9245
reanimation wrote:
Damn I might have to bail, Sorry, I've been collecting bits for my survival returning to do a RB ride but my bad back reared its ugly head again yesterday, I've been proactively fixing it since spring/summer (dalby warm up), but stress at work has made it counteractive. It will prob be too much too soon, too far away from home. :oops: :(

Have fun if I don't make it, and I'll keep training with early 2010 in mind


Will be great to have you out and about again Mark. See you on the 3 tribes ride in May??

Si


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:27 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:31 pm
Posts: 2492
Location: ManchestOr
Hey thanks Si. :)

yeah I'll have a look at that cheers. I'm keen to get some action in 2010.

---

Weather is a bit of a lucky dip at the mo isn't it, best luck on the ride y'all. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:29 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:23 am
Posts: 15608
sorry no can do next week, have a nice one fellas :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:44 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:21 am
Posts: 2273
Location: Merseyside /Wirral side.
:cry: :cry: :cry:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:55 pm 
Deputy National AEC
Deputy National AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 5169
Location: Cumbria, England.
Sorry fellas, thought it best to give decent notice of this. The ground is saturated and houses are being evacuated in nearby Kendal. Really hoping we can get it on next weekend, It's not ideal I know (i'll be coming off nights!), but this is probably the last chance this year to hold it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:17 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:07 pm
Posts: 140
Location: The Lincolnshire Wolds
Sounds a sensible idea to postpone. I was just about to say it wasnt worth me coming all that way to ride on mainly country lanes in the wet.
Hope it dries up a bit for next week.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 92 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


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