I'm no child, but a tad awkward yeah! I'm based in Lincoln and looking for somewhere close to go for a blap! Heard a bit about the wolds but wouldn't know where to start. Reading your posts you seem a bit hardcore (50mile rides)! I've not traveled that far on my bike in a day for a good few yrs but I'm needing to get back ino shape! When are you boys off out next? I'm due to attend a ride next Sat with the retrobike boys in Lincolnshire somewhere??? But have most of the week off work so really wanna get into the swing of things. May do sherwood pines mid wk???
Nah -most of us are happier with 15-20 miles! 50 miles would be a bit far for me
There are a couple of riders Lincoln Way (Nettleham I think). Start up a new thread and see what they are doing, or keep an eye on the Weds/Sunday threads, although these tend to be around the Louth area.
hi i will let you know as soon as i am fitt again i broke my foot 6 weeks ago and have been told not ride for at least another 4 weeks! but am sure i will be back on my bike sooner so will post as soon as i feel fitt to come for a blast. cheers
Hi, I just realised I hadn't introduced myself - how rude, sorry!
My Name is Malcolm, I live just outside of Louth & have really been bitten by the mtb bug this year.
In February I started training for the Coast to Coast for charity, with a bunch of 20 friends & neighbors from the Wagon & Horses South Reston.
We completed the 140 miles over 3 days riding in April, and I knew it was XC that interested me. In June I bought my Trek EX8 which is a stone lighter than the full suss Saracen I had for the C2C! and with thanks to Justin, Roger, & James I've been learning to ride ever since.
Had an amazing first year riding at: C2C, Sherwood Pines, Bicyclemania, Brecon Beacons, Laax - Swiss Alps, Kirroughtree red/black, Glentress red, Innerleithan red , Afan Forest "Y Wal" red, Cwmcarn "Twrch" red plus as many Sunday & Wednesday "Wolds" rides as possible.
Hope to see you all out there some time - Have fun :)
I'm Pete, 30, currently living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire which is good doorstep riding and 45mins to Cwmcarn. But my girlfriend is from North Somercotes (9miles from Louth) and I'm spending an increasing amount of time in the area. Theres also an outside risk we might end up moving there in the near future. Would it be possible to tag along on a Sunday ride at some point?
Convince me that all isn't lost and I'll end up spending my days staring at the turbines at Coinsholme. I've managed to bag pretty much all the Welsh trail centres and all of the 7stanes trails of Scotland. I've got a Santa Cruz Heckler, and (perhaps,stupidly) just sold my On-One 456.
Hope to catch up with you soon.
Hi Pete good to hear from you. It's not all bad on the Wolds :)
Should be a few of us out Sunday. Just look out for the Sunday thread 2010 when you fancy joining us.
Look forward to seeing you, cheers - Malcolm
now then DOO ...good idea to meet up but bring the slow uns for me weve probaly all been in ur lense whilst doing the 08/09 x2 challenges..but as you can see where out WED night, SUN am..and providing we can get a pass....
P.S how rude...good to meet you Pete from our Cheltenham/Gloucester section (Be international soon...HULL.)...hope you enjoyed seeing part of the Wolds. just spent 1hr cleaning bike hope you get urs done before driving back...............
Name - Steve
Age - ancient (45)
Live - near Gainsborough
Ride - Mongoose Hardtail MTB
Ability - Somewhere below average, Bicyclemania 5 in 4hrs 28 mins last year, and Isle of Man End 2 End in just under 6 hours.
Normal Ride - 15 to 25 miles on the Wolds on a Sunday or Bridlepaths around home in the evenings (daylight).
hi steve...feel fee to join us as and when ive not been biking around your neck of the woods...weve all done Bicyclemania rides an i am doing them again.your time is on par with mine..watch the wed/sun threads for venues...
Was recommended to this site by the Cycle Doctor - thanks So - the names John, living in Donington on Bain, 40yrs young. Cycled a lot during the early to late 90s and ran the Caistor Off Road Club. Then got married etc etc so had a long break but got back into it late last year. Still got my 1996 Kona Sex Three - which I take out on the odd Retro meet and have a 2009 Kona Kula with a few needed upgrades (as you do) to make this my workhorse (for now).
Lucky enough to have good routes on the doorstep but go to Dalby quite regular and since last year have also done Glentress. Technical ability ok - just a long way to go with the fitness still.