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  • Saturday 12th Sept

     MikeBoro updated 11 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 9 Posts
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  • hugo15

    Member
    12 September 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Just myself and Greg out this morning. It was a bit chilly when we met at the Fox Covert but it was very sunny, little wind and the forecast was good. The plan was to ride down Bilsdale to Laskill and then climb over to Hawnby and head over the tops to Osmotherley.

    We set off at a steady pace though Hilton, Seamer and Great Ayton before heading to Ingleby Greenhow. Through the village we turned to make our way to the first climb of the day, Ingleby Bank.

    As we rode along here Greg hit a pothole resulting in his back tyre going flat. We stopped to change the tube. What a pig it was to get the tyre off with his Vittoria tyres being a very tight fit on the Campag wheels. When we finally got the tube out there was a tell tale snake bite puncture in his tube. So in with the new one and a wrestle with the tyre and we were off again.

    Up Ingleby Bank we were fairly steady and then we plunged down to Chop Gate. The fairy visit had cost us some time, and I needed to be back home at a decent time, so we decided to to turn up Raisdale and follow the route we did last week.

    Again we were fairly steady climbing up Raisdale and then we hurtled down Carlton Bank. Across the main road and on to Hutton Rudby, we turned for Crathone and made our way through Piction, Kirklevington and Yarm before returning to the Fox Covert.

    A very enjoyable ride at a comfortable pace.

    Oh and the weather………… it was like riding in the summer!!!

    Stats:

    42.3 miles

    15.9 mph average

  • Gunner

    Member
    12 September 2009 at 7:23 pm

    What bad luck for Greg..

    Only the other week, on our ill fated Bank Holiday weekend ride, he made the rather foolish statement that we had been lucky considering the miles we had done as a group, not to have something befall us sooner. 😆 😆

    And now the pu***ure fairies have visited him. 🙄

    Mind you, is it not the worst thing, when you can neither remove nor replace your tyre because they are just so tight. I know all about from a different bike.

  • ShinSplint

    Member
    14 September 2009 at 8:56 am

    I agree with Steve, the weather was superb. The puncture couldnt have come at a better time really, with the sun beaming down on us (not that I want another one in a hurry 😆 ) Thankfully it only took us 15 minutes and we we’re away.

    We both found the ride easier than the week before, but it was a slightly more relaxed pace, and far less wind!

    Very enjoyable 8)

  • MikeBoro

    Member
    15 September 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Hi hugo15, sounded like a great day, better luck than I had on the Sunday.

    Let me know when you guys plan to go out again, if you don’t mind me tagging along.

  • Gunner

    Member
    15 September 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Mike, we hope to be out this Sunday for a jaunt over the moors to Westerdale and Castleton.

    Depart points are Sporting Lodge at Hemlington, 0800 or Fox Covert at Ingleby Barwick 0800.

  • MikeBoro

    Member
    15 September 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Gunner, I wouldn’t mind that. Hugo15 pointed me over here from bikeradar. I’ve only been cycling for a few months. Usually do about 25 miles on a Sunday, the most I’ve cylced so far is 45 miles. Not done any real hills yet though, only done Hutton Rudby, Leven etc.

  • Gunner

    Member
    15 September 2009 at 2:15 pm

    No probs, as the weather turns slightly cooler, I’m pretty sure we’ll be doing a lot more shorter, local rides, mainly around Stokesley, Yarm, Appleton Wiske, Potto, etc., with less of the mad gradients the moorland climbs offer us, so keep your eyes on the Forum and don’t be afraid to get out and join us. 😉

  • Gunner

    Member
    15 September 2009 at 2:16 pm

    We’re also starting these up:

    http://www.mtbe.co.uk/1st-winter-training-ride-15th-september-t4448.html

    A great idea from Hugo that I hope will really take off. 😀

  • MikeBoro

    Member
    15 September 2009 at 2:29 pm

    We’re also starting these up:

    http://www.mtbe.co.uk/1st-winter-training-ride-15th-september-t4448.html

    A great idea from Hugo that I hope will really take off. 😀

    Great, I will try and pop along.

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