Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A morning jog

I can't quite call it a run as I was slow and there was lots of stopping for photos. It was a lovely misty morning and I headed up onto Eyam Moor where I could see for miles.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Mondays Rock

Another fab Monday rode with Hannah. Tried the cafe at Grindleford station and had the hugest portion of chips. Then some exploring on the way home and a nice chat to a guy from the National Trust who was very pro mountain biking.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Another Monday and some exploring

It was pretty misty out today bit another fab ride. We explored a bit today going along Curbar Edge and then discovering some lovely singletrack through the woods. Breakfast stop I had the big option before a bit of messing with my seatpost left my saddle at a very jaunty angle which wasn't very comfy. One last new track that I wanted to try meant some more climbing before getting home. I like Mondays.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Quick afternoon ride

Ali's sister was visiting and she wanted some sister time so I went riding. A nice local loop including a new descent into Eyam. I also tried getting a picture of myself using the timer mode on my phone and discovered the Silent Heritage Site, maybe not the best place for me.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Local trails

Greg came out from Manchester for a ride. I met him at Grindleford station and we made out way over to the Abney moors. The bridleway was hard going in the mud but fun. After dropping to Bradwell, I think I'm riding more of that descent we headed for breakfast via Silly Dale.

Then it was some playing round the quarries before back to mine. Thanks for coming out Greg.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Miles and smiles

Our with Ali again today. Took her down the techy decent to Bradwell.

Short and sweet

Another quick four miles with Ali. This time with her on her full sus. She is riding the descents really well at the moment.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Mud and more mud

With Hannah back from her holidays she requested an easy ride,  some excuse about not having been on a bike for a month. I had a nice easy 25 miles planned in the white peak. She also asked for breakfast so bacon rolls were made in her arrival before we headed out. We were lucky and the weather decided to be sunny and clear. Although it wasn't long before Hannah started mumbling something about hills. I'm guessing how much she had missed riding up them.
It wasn't long into the ride when I decided to do a superman impression apparently it was quite impressive and I landed  flat. Amazingly apart from a slightly sore elbow I was fine. So we could head off before the walkers came to check I was okay. We were headed out Chatsworth way and the trails were very muddy but lots and lots of fun. We got to the lunch stop at Rowsley before they started serving lunch but after two breakfasts I only really had room for cake anyway.
Then it was uphill Hannah was having some  chainsuck issues so she tried cleaning her chain and jockey wheels to see if it helped,  otherwise her Hill climbing gears just weren't working!
More mud and more hills with the only disappointment being that Black Harry was closed so we finished with a road descent.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Short rides can be lots of fun.

After dragging myself over to Leeds on Saturday it seemed rude not to ride. Just over 5 miles but lots of muddy singletrack. We also got to see where Sarah and Al are moving to.

Then today another short ride, local trails this time. 4 miles of rideable up and techy down. Ali was flying on the downhills and had a huge smile on her face when we got home

Short rides can be lots and lots of fun.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Silly Dale

Last minute message from a friend led to a ride in the sun on Wednesday. .