Author Topic: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)  (Read 24043 times)

woollypigs

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #100 on: June 26, 2017, 05:40:40 pm »
Went out for a spin yesterday to join up two tarmacked bits I had to do about 1 mile on gravel road and about a mile on bridle way. I manged probably about 95% of it on the bike. Only time I walked was when I hit a ford with a gate next to it and when joining the bridle coming out from a farm strait up on to the fields.









The biggest issue with going off road on a 'bent is that when I build up speed and hit a bump, you get thrown around a bit, early doing bunny hops. But if you go at a easy steady speed, it is remarkably stable and easy to ride rough bits. I only had to stop twice and both times was because I lost traction, hard pumped road tires even at 1.5", are not the best for comedy, well then again, kinda is :)

First time I saved the drop by putting a foot down, scooted forward past the rough and off I went again. Second time I had to step right off as it happened fast and I couldn't unclip in time to get a foot on the ground fast enough to stop the drop. Let the bike fall, caught the fall of my body with my arms and leg and manged not to roll or fall into the only nettles on that bit of bridle way.


Time to find more off road bits around here and get some cycle cross tyres for the bike :)
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Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #101 on: January 27, 2018, 10:23:05 pm »

IMG_0381_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

The other bike was an equally inappropriate Specialized Tarmac.

Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #102 on: June 03, 2018, 10:13:50 pm »

IMG_0869_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

woollypigs

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #103 on: June 11, 2018, 01:24:04 pm »
A spot of fun on Isle of Lewis, still have to get some cycle cross rubber. So much fun riding off road on a bent.







Funny enough the photos are when the track was at it's best, the photographer was too busy staying up right on the "good" bits, thanks Peli :)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #104 on: June 16, 2018, 03:47:16 pm »
Short but steep with a deep gully in the middle:


View from the top:


Coming down that on a fully laden bike with no suspension and a rider with minimal off-road skills would be quite demanding, not to say an invitation to injury, wouldn't it?
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Jayjay

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #105 on: July 09, 2018, 10:07:09 pm »
NCN1 south of Berwick, Easter BikeRite:

P1070506 by John Jackson, on Flickr

P1070507 by John Jackson, on Flickr

Yes it was as boggy as it looks, and further down near Beal Barn, we had the hawthorns to contend with:

P1070511 by John Jackson, on Flickr

Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #106 on: July 09, 2018, 11:43:32 pm »
Some great stuff on here, thanks!

@ Pingus

Those would both be classified roads around Rochdale.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #107 on: July 14, 2018, 08:20:30 pm »


Cadbury Camp Lane. Good for the Romans Iron Age Celts but too stony for me (and a lot steeper than it looks).
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Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #108 on: August 21, 2018, 05:23:35 pm »
Mrs P's been at it again  :)


IMG_1515_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Oscar's dad

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #109 on: August 22, 2018, 08:36:44 am »
Where’s that?  Looks very like the track after Col de Solude.

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #110 on: August 25, 2018, 09:49:19 pm »

Oscar's dad

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #111 on: August 28, 2018, 09:46:11 am »
Where’s that?  Looks very like the track after Col de Solude.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10.msg2316343#msg2316343

Ah, I missed that, well done.  We did the route again in June and I had forgotten how good the descent from Villard Notre Dame to where the tunnels start was.  Not too steep but lovely and twisty, if you have a bike which handles well at speed (Fred is brilliant) you can really chuck it round the corners.  Disc brakes mean you can brake at the last minute too which adds to the fun.

I have some brilliant Go Pro footage which I must get round to editing.

Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #112 on: August 28, 2018, 09:20:53 pm »
Comedy off-roading with speed bumps  ???


IMG_1681_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #113 on: September 24, 2018, 12:12:57 am »
Where’s that?  Looks very like the track after Col de Solude.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10.msg2316343#msg2316343

Ah, I missed that, well done.  We did the route again in June and I had forgotten how good the descent from Villard Notre Dame to where the tunnels start was.  Not too steep but lovely and twisty, if you have a bike which handles well at speed (Fred is brilliant) you can really chuck it round the corners.  Disc brakes mean you can brake at the last minute too which adds to the fun.

I have some brilliant Go Pro footage which I must get round to editing.

We'd like to see the video :)

Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #114 on: September 24, 2018, 12:15:28 am »
Comedy CXing  :P


IMG_1916_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Oscar's dad

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #115 on: September 25, 2018, 10:55:16 am »
Where’s that?  Looks very like the track after Col de Solude.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10.msg2316343#msg2316343

Ah, I missed that, well done.  We did the route again in June and I had forgotten how good the descent from Villard Notre Dame to where the tunnels start was.  Not too steep but lovely and twisty, if you have a bike which handles well at speed (Fred is brilliant) you can really chuck it round the corners.  Disc brakes mean you can brake at the last minute too which adds to the fun.

I have some brilliant Go Pro footage which I must get round to editing.

We'd like to see the video :)

Well, HERE IT IS!.  I haven't got the hang on editing yet so the early scenes of us faffing about might not be of too much interest.

Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #116 on: September 25, 2018, 07:44:31 pm »
Where’s that?  Looks very like the track after Col de Solude.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10.msg2316343#msg2316343

Ah, I missed that, well done.  We did the route again in June and I had forgotten how good the descent from Villard Notre Dame to where the tunnels start was.  Not too steep but lovely and twisty, if you have a bike which handles well at speed (Fred is brilliant) you can really chuck it round the corners.  Disc brakes mean you can brake at the last minute too which adds to the fun.

I have some brilliant Go Pro footage which I must get round to editing.

We'd like to see the video :)

Well, HERE IT IS!.  I haven't got the hang on editing yet so the early scenes of us faffing about might not be of too much interest.

Wheeee!  :thumbsup:

Is it the law that someone must wear a Cycology Day of the Living top on that col?

Kim

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #117 on: September 25, 2018, 07:59:07 pm »
IRTA "Cytology Day of the Living", which really ought to be a thing.
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Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #118 on: September 29, 2018, 07:41:20 pm »
By the sand dunes at Balmedie.


IMG_1923_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #119 on: September 30, 2018, 07:15:19 pm »
That^^ looks rather lovely.

There were at least two lanes on yesterday's Border Castles audax in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire which would qualify for COR except that they were technically roads and had remnants of tarmac visible between the jagged holes and gravel. Perhaps we need a new category, Comedy Off-Tarmacing.
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Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #120 on: December 26, 2018, 04:44:18 pm »
Forest track, Durris.


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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #121 on: February 24, 2019, 06:40:25 pm »
Kirkhill Forest, Dyce.


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Jayjay

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #122 on: April 22, 2019, 08:06:59 pm »
Splendid weekend near Berwick this Easter, including some adventurous bits. Follow the NCN towards Wooler, methinks, saves on map bending, in keeping with the relaxed ride attitude of the day. And then the earth disappeared from in front. Along with the proper civilised surfacing. After some consideration, and some crossing of rabbit's foot etc. that the other end wasn't the same:


Route 68 Etal by John Jackson, on Flickr

And a bit further on, a couple of hairpins with added plummet:

Route 68 Etal by John Jackson, on Flickr

The riverside ride at the bottom was in fact very pleasant (river Till) - and finished in Etal next to the castle, without the hairy hairpin gradient. Saw a couple of goldeneye ducks for the first time; I had to look them up tonight to identify.

An added bonus was the Lavender Tearooms. I had some lavender cake, different and nice.

Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #123 on: April 24, 2019, 08:58:32 pm »
Etal is a lovely place. Tea rooms provide what seemed to me to be the largest tea cakes in the UK.
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Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #124 on: April 28, 2019, 10:55:45 pm »
Near Stonehaven.


IMG_2775_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr