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tthewParticipant28 May 2015 at 20:21Post count: 121
Just seen the blog, and young Sam looks very much like he’s riding one of them mountain bikes. We’ll do one of the off-road beginners and returners rides in the next couple of months, and perhaps have another James Risk coming out of the MTB section.
Did you manage to keep up Andy?tthewParticipant15 May 2015 at 19:30Post count: 121tthewParticipant8 April 2015 at 18:36Post count: 121
Well, I’m getting the Saturday 18th trip sorted. We’re off to North Manchester as planned, and I’ve sorted us out a local who knows where the good stuff is. Or 5. 😆
Read all about it here
or in the update e-mail I’ll send out in the next couple of days.tthewParticipant30 March 2015 at 11:38Post count: 121tthewParticipant17 January 2015 at 22:31Post count: 121tthewParticipant20 December 2014 at 20:51Post count: 121
Yes, that was a good ride.
Entirely avoided Delamere, which made a nice change, opting to ride down the Whitegate way from Grange Lane towards Winsford them back to Northwich via Moulton and the edge of Davenham. Geoff has been out scouting some new trails around Vale Royal golf course, though I’m not sure that enormous skid he did on the 18th green will be very well received. (joke) Oh yeah, and Tim did a massively spectacular high speed reverse dismount to arse on a grassy bank on the Weaver Way.
All rounded off by a couple of brews and mince pies at Chez Geoff. Lovely. No pictures, we were too busy riding.
Edit – OK, here’s one picture.tthewParticipant14 December 2014 at 22:08Post count: 121tthewParticipant10 September 2014 at 11:14Post count: 121tthewParticipant19 August 2014 at 19:14Post count: 121tthewParticipant12 August 2014 at 18:00Post count: 121tthewParticipant4 August 2014 at 19:07Post count: 121
Here’s a short report on Saturday’s ride, (if anyone wants to copy it to the Blog, be my guest, but I have no photo’s)
Rain battering the windows is never a pleasant wake up call on an offroad ride day, but as I’d volunteered to lead while at Llandegla the other week, it was time for a dose of MTFU, (and hope that no-one else was daft enough to turn up) Well, there’s always one that falls into that category, and this week it was Geoff.
After a prolonged brew at the cafe off we struck into the forest. My predictions of overgrown trails, nettles and brambles proved almost immediately correct, so after a brief stop to don some arm protection we followed the railway towards Foxhowl, over the road and up past the skills area then out of the stingers and scratchers onto the road towards Manley. My thought that the woods behind Helsby and Frodsham would be better drained, clearer and a bit more ridable proved correct so we stayed for an hour or so riding bits of the Sandstone Trail, Coach road and other tracks there, which seemed safe enough in such a small group. We were probably there for about an hour and a half, and after we’d worked our way back towards the forest via a couple of nice Sandstone permissive paths and a bit more road Geoff rode back to the carpark through the forest and I wound my way home through Kingsley and Crowton.
When I arrived home I had 27miles on the clock, a limp in my leg, (tree branch and toe incident) and thoughts that I’m glad I stuck it out, as it ended up a brilliant ride.tthewParticipant1 August 2014 at 20:02Post count: 121
I’m going to the forest tomorrow, I’ll bring my GoPro you can borrow if you want.
You can get some really tiny ones quite cheap, prob good enough if all you want is evidence of idiocy and a numberplate. Like this from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Veho-VCC-003-Muvi-Micro-Camcorder/dp/B0029631VItthewParticipant13 July 2014 at 10:25Post count: 121tthewParticipant10 July 2014 at 21:43Post count: 121