Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:55 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:17 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 4007
Location: uk
Sharp slate that sticks up like sharks fins ! plentry in Wales....the can grab your tires then cut you to ribbons :twisted:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:44 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:33 pm
Posts: 11108
Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
unkleGsif wrote:
Anything outdoors and more than 2ft away from the internet fills me with cold shivers and the sweats :shock:


G


;)

I was going to say more than ten yards from the glow of the fire.

If not actually due to the terrain itself...

Sheep/goat trails.

Often, very inconsiderately, these animals will opt to jump across voids rather than go around. These can be little ditches, or thousand foot cliffs.

Bog.

I have only ever seen one chap getting dangerously stuck in a bog, but picking a safe path across an area of bog is tricky at the least.

Ice.

Goes without saying, any terrain covered in the stuff is many times more tricky, but the kind of trails that traverse near vertical slopes, with falls on the unlucky side, become a whole different thing once ice is a factor.

Unknown.

There is a strong reason to fear the unknown, and the combination of tiredness and the unknown has done for many. A benign looking headland with established paths and pleasant views can, in an instant, become your ending place as the turf is all that is left in the formation of a blowhole, for example.

As far as surfaces I don't care for riding on, rather than actual terrain, you can add wet mud, slime, ectoplasm, dead leaves, rotting seaweed and loose rock on any kind of slope for anything more than a short stretch to what would probably be a very long list.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:02 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:35 pm
Posts: 2786
Oh GOD! I cant go out ever again having rea dthis post.... death is everywhere :shock: :shock: :shock:

AGGGHHHHHHH

Image



G


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:23 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Posts: 5367
Location: GUNNESS NTH LINCS
boulders the size of cars, at speed, with cantis, and a piss pot lid :shock: other than that, nowt :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:28 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:07 pm
Posts: 4211
Location: London for my sin's
Wet wood/tree roots. Specifically off camber and muddied and or diagonal across my chosen direction (which is a lot in Epping from now till April :( )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:59 pm 
Classified Mod
Classified Mod

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:34 pm
Posts: 12703
Location: Fife in Scotland
Wet tree roots nothing else :twisted:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:06 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:04 pm
Posts: 3198
Location: Chorley, Lancs
Very deep ruts, especially the one that caused me to break my ribs a couple of months ago!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:09 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:15 am
Posts: 1887
Location: Getting fitter, I will beat the Surrey Hills....
Uphill.

I cant be the only person who fears having to cycle uphill!?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:17 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8660
Uphill dread occasionally but not fear. Surely you dont have a knotted stomach and a weak bladder/bowels about cycling uphill :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:00 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:04 pm
Posts: 3364
Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
highlandsflyer wrote:
There is a strong reason to fear the unknown, and the combination of tiredness and the unknown has done for many. A benign looking headland with established paths and pleasant views can, in an instant, become your ending place as the turf is all that is left in the formation of a blowhole, for example.


Whilst we're talking unknowns and holes....the unexpected last-minute appearance of rabbit burrows in what looks like an otherwise plain bit of grassland. I've been dealt a few front-wheel jolts by those in the past!

Not a big fan either of that mix of chalky/flinty terrain that occurs here in the south - running up it in studded off-road shoes ain't a barrel of laughs. :(

David


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 02gf74, Adruzzz, mattr, Midlife and 32 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