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Doomanic

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Dowies and Shutcastle on the big bike today. It's a bit of pig but I was flying by the end of the day.

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Downhillr

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Glad you had a good time riding in the 'hood. In the past week I've hit Rock It lots of times. I like to use it for testing suspension. I've never hit Telonics--it seems above my pay grade.
We did Telonics about 10 years ago (no e-bike) then tried about 2-3 yrs… ouch, didn't go as well, note to self after that: “there is an upper age limit, you old fool”!
 


Mcharza

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It's been a while since I last posted here. A lot has happened, big crash at the bike park. A week in the hospital, a ruptured kidney and spleen and four broken ribs. I was late to go on the already traditional Alpine road trip. No bike parks this time, only easy alpine trails and no falling. However, it was nice and better than sweating at home.
 

Binhill1

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View attachment 143135 View attachment 143136 View attachment 143137 View attachment 143138 View attachment 143139 View attachment 143140 It's been a while since I last posted here. A lot has happened, big crash at the bike park. A week in the hospital, a ruptured kidney and spleen and four broken ribs. I was late to go on the already traditional Alpine road trip. No bike parks this time, only easy alpine trails and no falling. However, it was nice and better than sweating at home.
Not so good that's a sore one . Get well soon
 

The Hodge

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The day didn't start too well when my planned ride in the heart of the Cheviot Hills had to be aborted 9 miles from my starting point as at Alwinton there was a road closure ..no prior signage to warn of this so I threw my rattle out of the pram and headed back from whence I'd come (40 mile round trip.. and I didn't want to start from Alwinton ) so instead did the Deadwater & Osprey Trails at Kielder ..
Somebody upstairs obviously took offence at my hissy fit and decided to ensure my ride was as wet, windy & cold as it could possibly be for the time of year ..but hey-ho it was still fun 😁
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Wish I'd brought me brolly !😂
 
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Binhill1

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The day didn't start too well when my planned ride in the heart of the Cheviot Hills had to be aborted as 9 miles from my starting point at Alwinton there was a road closure ..no prior signage to warn of this so I threw my rattle out of the pram and headed back from whence I'd come (40 mile round trip.. and I didn't want to start from Alwinton ) so instead did the Deadwater & Osprey Trails at Kielder ..
Somebody upstairs obviously took offence at my hissy fit and decided to ensure my ride was as wet, windy & cold as it could possibly be for the time of year ..but hey-ho it was still fun 😁
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Wish I'd brought

Pleased you brought your happy face to brighten up the ride 😆
Haha you said it. Imagine stepping on his toes when he was waiting for a pint .
 

Tyjay

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Haven’t been to dead water since last may when I got a puncture flying down the top rough as fudge section at speed

Im correct in thinking that the next section has been deforested now?
shame as it was fairly decent

Must say kielder n a none ebike is utter utter torture 😝😝😝
 

Tyjay

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The day didn't start too well when my planned ride in the heart of the Cheviot Hills had to be aborted as 9 miles from my starting point at Alwinton there was a road closure ..no prior signage to warn of this so I threw my rattle out of the pram and headed back from whence I'd come (40 mile round trip.. and I didn't want to start from Alwinton ) so instead did the Deadwater & Osprey Trails at Kielder ..
Somebody upstairs obviously took offence at my hissy fit and decided to ensure my ride was as wet, windy & cold as it could possibly be for the time of year ..but hey-ho it was still fun 😁

Wish I'd brought me brolly !😂


where up alwinton way in may. went to the drake stone that was a chore, Coming down was fun
Also went to kidland aswell can you say steep haha
unbelievable places to ride up here
 

Arminius

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View attachment 143135 View attachment 143136 View attachment 143137 View attachment 143138 View attachment 143139 View attachment 143140 It's been a while since I last posted here. A lot has happened, big crash at the bike park. A week in the hospital, a ruptured kidney and spleen and four broken ribs. I was late to go on the already traditional Alpine road trip. No bike parks this time, only easy alpine trails and no falling. However, it was nice and better than sweating at home.
I was in Kaunertal last autumn and planning on one or the other day biking but Covid caught me the 2nd day, being down for 3 weeks. 😠
Kaunertal seemed not to have interesting trails? 🤔 But Nauders around the corner has (trail map) - as you reported from your last years tour. 👍
 

The Hodge

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Im correct in thinking that the next section has been deforested now?
shame as it was fairly decent
You would be correct Tyjay .." Into The Valley " being the section in question ..however all is not lost as the trail itself has been saved & also improved and once you get used to the trees not being there anymore it feels like something new has been created .
Three Dog Climb is still closed on the Deadwater Trail due to ongoing forestry work ( diversion in place ..but easy to miss if you are going at speed ) ..and also the singletrack climb to Hill 375 on the Osprey Trail with a diversion down Osprey Chick onto the North Shore road / Lakeside Way ( if you don't know the other alternative) ..
The last singletrack sections on the Osprey Trail are now ( in the space of a week ) more of a challenge as the bracken / long grass & thistles on the side of the trail make it difficult to see where the trail goes if you don't know it well ( needs strimming) ..it's shot up in the last week ..so gives you a good thrashing !😏
 

Mcharza

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I was in Kaunertal last autumn and planning on one or the other day biking but Covid caught me the 2nd day, being down for 3 weeks. 😠
Kaunertal seemed not to have interesting trails? 🤔 But Nauders around the corner has (trail map) - as you reported from your last years tour. 👍
Actually I was in Nauders, but yesterday a lot if rain. So we came to Serfaus. Easy riding at blue trails.
 

irie

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Holidaying in Benodet (Brittany) decided to have a day out in more challenging terrain that the flat-as-fuck coast. So drove an hour to Saint-Gildas-des-Bois where discovered could park next to the chapel. Rode out into increasing challenging terrain until had to sort of half walk half ride down narrow gulleys infested with brambles between fields. Mrs crashed then 10 minutes later realised she'd lost her Oakley Jawbreaker Trail Torches in the crash! Bummer. Didn't get any pics of the crash site, it was nasty, bike was on top of her and I was riding behind and lift it off her! Fook.

Some pics.

Edit: were told the trees were felled by storm Ciaran.

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Arminius

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Holidaying in Benodet (Brittany) decided to have a day out in more challenging terrain that the flat-as-fuck coast. So drove an hour to Saint-Gildas-des-Bois where discovered could park next to the chapel. Rode out into increasing challenging terrain until had to sort of half walk half ride down narrow gulleys infested with brambles between fields. Mrs crashed then 10 minutes later realised she'd lost her Oakley Jawbreaker Trail Torches in the crash! Bummer. Didn't get any pics of the crash site, it was nasty, bike was on top of her and I was riding behind and lift it off her! Fook.

Some pics.

Edit: were told the trees were felled by storm Ciaran.

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Cool trees! 👍 If you run into or over @Zimmerframe say hi to him. 🙂🍻
 

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