Thursday, 22 August 2013
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
The usual low-key start and we all stayed together for a while before Hannah's chain came off, and again....she should have taken it in to Garage Bikes!
Sunday, 18 August 2013
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Took the mountain bike instead of the cross bike today, lovely day apart from when the showers came or it got windy. Finished with Pindale, stopped a few times but rode it. Riding in knee pads to see how that helps confidence as getting really tense descending which obviously just makes it worse. Lovely to ride in on the mtb for a change and as I was being picked up no need to ride it home on the road.
Sunday, 11 August 2013
Thursday, 8 August 2013
Hannah came over on Wednesday this week, I'm sure it was a cunning ploy to have a shorter ride (I was in work at 1pm). Well it worked but I still found lots of hills! Nice loop up the Roman Road, along Rushup Edge, Edale, Jaggers Clough and the Roman Road back to hope for cake at the Woodbine.
Although she said she was feeling sorry for herself having to ride here I don't think she really meant it.
Hannah couldn't make it over this monday as she had an appointment but I was determined not to waste my morning and get out. I had plotted a route but I still amost wasted too much time in the morning. The route took me over towards the Monsal Trail where I then followed various byways. Some were way too rocky for me to get up on Kermit so I did a bit of carrying practice.
I then met up with the Limestone Way and managed to puncture, oops. Got to work with ten minutes to spare, quick hosedown for kermit and shower for me then onto reception.
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Chatting to Rachel at Mountain Mayhem she really wanted to have a go on a Kinesis Pro6 as she's thinking of getting a cross bike. We compared calendars and worked out we were both free today. Her and James came here and after failing to get my pedals off we just swapped shoes. The weather wasn't as amazing as it has been and at one point we all had waterproof jackets on. I led a route I knew would be enjoyable on a cross bike over to Hope where we had cake at the Woodbine. Then back over to home finishing off with the rocky descent down which Rachel cleared.
I was riding her Cotic Solaris which was maybe a little too long but definetly enjoyable, but apparently this was a demo bike and the production model is a little shorter. Certainly a nice bike.