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bilgamesch

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Guess I'll have to buy some wet weather clothes next. Got really wet before even reaching the nice trails.


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Binhill1

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Mar 7, 2019
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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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She's keen mine don't like the jarring you get when off road so it doesn't happen
Glad I got out yesterday, it's pissing down today!

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I'm fed up complaining about the weather . I'm heading South to Yorkshire next week the rain will probably come with me. Dry today so I plan a road bike run.
 

The Hodge

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Sep 9, 2020
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Billy no mates today ..so travelled down to one of my favourite trails "Bolts Law " ..otherwise known as the Lead Mining Trail starting from Edmundbyers .
A ride of two halves as instead of doing the full loop ( didnt fancy the 5mile road section) I did a there & back then travelled by car to Blanchland and did a loop taking in Slaley Forest / Carriers Way .
The trails were sensational with barely a puddle spotted all day ..quite amazing as there are a good few stretches of deep standing water normally but these were bone dry today ..
Didn't escape a drenching though for the sake of 2 mins trying to keep ahead of a black cloud chasing me across the moors it caught up with me as I was dismantling the bike to put it in the car ..and it was torrential ( the bastard !) ..
Anyway a few pics ..
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Morning there & back
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Afternoon loop
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If you live in the North East of England and are stuck for a ride tomorrow ..you could do worse than this 😁
 
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Arminius

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Billy no mates today ..so travelled down to one of my favourite trails "Bolts Law " ..otherwise known as the Lead Mining Trail starting from Edmundbyers .
A ride of two halves as instead of doing the full loop ( didnt fancy the 5mile road section) I did a there & back then travelled by car to Blanchland and did a loop taking in Slaley Forest / Carriers Way .
The trails were sensational with barely a puddle spotted all day ..quite amazing as there are a good few stretches of deep standing water normally but these were bone dry today ..
Didn't escape a drenching though for the sake of 2 mins trying to keep ahead of a black cloud chasing me across the moors it caught up with me as I was dismantling the bike to put it in the car ..and it was torrential ( the bastard !) ..
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Morning there & back
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Afternoon loop
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If you live in the North East of England and are stuck for a ride tomorrow ..you could do worse than this 😁
Have you been pulled up by the rope? 😉

Thank you very much for sharing! 👍 🍻 A interesting trail with long history from the mining industry what I would not expect when seeing the pics and found out when checking for that tower.
 

The Hodge

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Have you been pulled up by the rope? 😉

Thank you very much for sharing! 👍 🍻 A interesting trail with long history from the mining industry what I would not expect when seeing the pics and found out when checking for that tower.
10 / 10 for searching and your quest for knowledge ..however ..although that is also known as Bolts Law ..its not the Bolts Law that I was riding ..its less than a mile away and I can only think when it came to naming these hills the person in question must have been as thick as two short planks ..
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The Bolts Law I was on is top right ( 540m) ..and the workings which you have found are on Boltslaw Incline bottom left ..
Good effort though !
 

The EMF

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Another local pedal on the Stumpy hardtail this morning while waiting for spares to fix the eeb. IMG_8118.jpeg
I live about 15 miles north of Newcastle and I did a there and back from mine crossing the Wansbeck River via the dam south to an old mining village of Cambois (pronounced “Kamis”). Nice gentle paths leading to some good dune singletrack to North Blyth. Only out for an hour or but was a nice easy ride. IMG_8110.jpeg IMG_8111.jpeg
Looking out to sea and the back up the river from the dam. IMG_8112.jpeg IMG_8113.jpeg
South side of the Wansbeck estuary.
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Looking south to kamis and the port and the now redundant silos that once supplied the long gone Alcon smelter. IMG_8117.jpeg IMG_8116.jpeg
Finally looking north to Newbiggin by the sea…….this is an often overlooked part of the Northumberland coast quiet and beautiful.
This is the same county where @The Hodge rode yesterday. I would have been out if the Whyte hadn’t been off the road 😎
Northumberland is a great place to ride a bike……
 
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DeRailled7

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Hi everyone, one thing i really like about the pictures posted in this tread is it allows me to see sceneries of where people live and play, places I’m very unlikely to ever visit unfortunately. It always amazes me to see some of the places people go to and how spectacularly and remote some of them are. I like remote places!
I wanna share a few pictures from a ride i did thursday, they will show what the scenery looks like in my neighborhood. I should say that i live in Calgary, Canada. We’re located about 60 km east of the Rocky Mountains. The first picture was taken at tree line (2100m) looking east. On the horizon are the very flat canadian prairies, the next mountain range is over 2800 km in Quebec.

Next one is looking west with my bike cooling off after the long climb, in the distance you can see the snow on the Rockies proper. The one with the flowers (I’m a hippie child!) shows my destination the fire lookout on the peak to the left.

And finally a picture of who we often encounter in these woods. We don’t hear of many bad interactions with these guys, they mostly demand respect and I’m told they don’t really appreciate getting a bike wheel up their ass. That’s when things get nasty. That is why if you look at my handle bars there is a can of bear spray at the ready.
Cheers
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Stihldog

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Hi everyone, one thing i really like about the pictures posted in this tread is it allows me to see sceneries of where people live and play, places I’m very unlikely to ever visit unfortunately. It always amazes me to see some of the places people go to and how spectacularly and remote some of them are. I like remote places!
I wanna share a few pictures from a ride i did thursday, they will show what the scenery looks like in my neighborhood. I should say that i live in Calgary, Canada. We’re located about 60 km east of the Rocky Mountains. The first picture was taken at tree line (2100m) looking east. On the horizon are the very flat canadian prairies, the next mountain range is over 2800 km in Quebec.

Next one is looking west with my bike cooling off after the long climb, in the distance you can see the snow on the Rockies proper. The one with the flowers (I’m a hippie child!) shows my destination the fire lookout on the peak to the left.

And finally a picture of who we often encounter in these woods. We don’t hear of many bad interactions with these guys, they mostly demand respect and I’m told they don’t really appreciate getting a bike wheel up their ass. That’s when things get nasty. That is why if you look at my handle bars there is a can of bear spray at the ready.
Cheers
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Ooooo! You got some altitude. I’m just on the other side of those mountains.
Do all your bears wear one earring?😉
 

spurty30

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Seen tracks on the beach at Cullen, it could be you. Went up Binhill after that seen two ebikes there . Not many of us about this area
May have been !!
I hardly see anyone out most days just the occasional e biker at weekends or when I head down to the Cairngorms. Went out to the forests above pluscarden yesterday to ride some homemade trails I'd heard about..... Seriously steep ones and v v slippy in the wet..... Fun but I'm getting a bit old for drops that severe!! Knees were feeling it on today's ride.
 

Binhill1

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May have been !!
I hardly see anyone out most days just the occasional e biker at weekends or when I head down to the Cairngorms. Went out to the forests above pluscarden yesterday to ride some homemade trails I'd heard about..... Seriously steep ones and v v slippy in the wet..... Fun but I'm getting a bit old for drops that severe!! Knees were feeling it on today's ride.
Hill of the Wangie or Dallas trails . Yes I was once no way I struggled even walking down .
 

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