Nick was going to show me a few new rides...but it's not to say I won't be there, specially because it is my favourite ride. When we came back down on the slippery stones and went straight (know as the Black option), there is no way anyone can go up those!? Unless we are not talking about the same sections!?
john did you ever do the pen-y-gent cheeky summit track? the one where we split off from the two riders we chatted with.i cant make it due to work but at some time id like to try the route we did with the summit track
I haven't but plan for so that mid week one time when there's fewer walkers about then just descend back down the other lanes as it would put you out onto the boggy side if you wanted to limb back around pen y ghent. It's definitely better anti clockwise.
Cutgate...my favourite ride and probably this would have been the last chance of the year to do it...the other ride is on Sunday now. I can ride the bike, as long as I don't turn the clutch on! Dales is too far for me tomorrow. Have fun anyway
Sorry chaps, Its my fault John changed the route, knackered my back and have been struggling to ride and drive for the last week or so.It's on the mend but couldn't manage 2 hours in the car,ride,then two hours driving back so he moved the ride closer as we though there would only be two of us.I'm OK'ish riding once I'm moving but it's sitting still and pressing the clutch which kills me
No worries Gaz. ill just keep it local tomorrow with a pit stop to Evans to see what they say about my rear mech. Hope you have fun guys and you recover from your back...if it hurts by pressing the clutch, something is defo not right...
yes...i bet it is...and i bet you might have pins and needles down your leg (if so yours is already on a few serious levels). sciatica is awful...ive also struggled for years (specially after heavy squatting, bent over rows or dead lifts) and recently with a trapped nerve not so long ago and i was walking all bent...had loads of physio sessions which helped but there is nothing like rest...hot and cold...steam room helped a lot, at least for me to be able to relax...anti-inflamatories for me are not great because i had stomach problems before... have you tried BioFreeze gel...its good to relax...try it if you haven't.
i only did Cutgate once and i was totally hooked...really cool ride, on both directions even. but needs dry weather.
Cheers good ride, the weather mostly behaved itself just a touch windy unfortunately blowing us back up drop down back towards Horton.
Some roadie style slip streaming helped on the road section.
Nice coffee stop at kitties honesty box cafe with a piece of cake for fuel. The usual boggy sections were a bit soft in places but not as bad as they could have been.
Good tough ride and quite pleased with the capra climbing so much hard without being too much of pig.
As Gaz eluded to above my "I'm just going to take it easy" statement for the final rocky drop down towards and through the tunnels went pear shaped when I took a spill mid way through the first tunnel.
Bloody horrible crash I think I slid off a rut with the front wheel and felt like I twisted the bars by hitting some kind of obstruction and went off the bike scraping along using one side of my body mainly my shin and elbow being trapped under the bike until I came to a stop.
Awful feeling thinking I may have broke my shin without being able to see it in the pitch black and then the sound of a bunch of other bikes screaming down into the tunnel behind me. Fortunately they managed to slow up and avoid me somehow.
The shins a rather sensitive part along with knee bones and the Bollocks. I felt a bit sick with pain for a while but managed with gaz kindly offering one of his elephant tranquillisers for his bad back.
The Mrs has applied some cream after a good clean up. The bumps coming up like a second knee cap.
Sadly the only pics from today.dont get roo many or very long rest breaks with Gaz.