X
×

Notice

SlideshowFx Plugin: HTTP error 400 - Bad Request (Check logs for details)
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

Login/Register with

TOPIC: Re:Wednesday Night Ride - 2-4-2014

Re:Wednesday Night Ride - 2-4-2014 3 years 6 months ago #361

Thank you all for last night , brad and I really enjoyed the ride and company, I've ordered the new derailleur and look forward to next week:)
Pat


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Wednesday Night Ride - 2-4-2014 3 years 6 months ago #362

  • johne
  • johne's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Premium Member
  • Posts: 100
  • Thank you received: 1
  • Karma: 3
Good ride that.

Tommy, Ben, Miles, Dom, 2 new guys (sorry forgotten your names) and myself made it out. I think we managed about 12 miles which isn't bad going considering one of the new guys ripped his mech off. Despite Tommy getting some zip ties out and sounding like he knew how to fix, it was a lost cause and they had to walk home from HB.

debrief included a few ginger tossers whilst catching the end of Chelseas loss.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Re: Wednesday Night Ride - 2-4-2014 3 years 6 months ago #363

  • johne
  • johne's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Premium Member
  • Posts: 100
  • Thank you received: 1
  • Karma: 3
This image is hidden for guests. Please log in or register to see it.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Re:Wednesday Night Ride - 2-4-2014 3 years 6 months ago #364

  • TommyTank
  • TommyTank's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Elite Member
  • Posts: 172
  • Thank you received: 6
  • Karma: 14
Great ride. Shame about that Pat. Just as we were discussing local bike shops - best we keep off that topic next time.
Even worse for Brad as he rode home watching us snake back and forth behind the church at HB.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I can't believe scummers are allowed on this site!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Re:Wednesday Night Ride - 2-4-2014 3 years 6 months ago #365

  • Mr Incredulous
  • Mr Incredulous's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 252
  • Thank you received: 26
  • Karma: 11
Blimey, Harlow Ben has got quick lately - If he knew where he was going he'd be impossible to ride with!

The Pole Hill start did me no favours at all but the legs kicked in about an hour into the ride and it started to be fun from then on. Still mystified as to why my bike was so much filthier after two hours last night than it was on Saturday - maybe it was the Saharan dust!

Pat, it was a shame your debut was spoiled by your rear mech issues. I've snapped one myself this year and it's not good when it happens so far from civilisation, let alone in the dark. Hope to see you both again and don't forget about the Saturday rides - you and Bradley will be more than welcome.

John E, two Ginger Tossers!
Never cease to be amazed!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Wednesday Night Ride - 2-4-2014 3 years 6 months ago #372

  • Kaff
  • Kaff's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 43
  • Karma: 0
Miles, that's karma.

How long have I been telling you not to start with Pole Hill at the beginning of a ride.

Now you know how I always feel!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Wednesday Night Ride - 2-4-2014 3 years 6 months ago #377

  • Mr Incredulous
  • Mr Incredulous's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 252
  • Thank you received: 26
  • Karma: 11
Kaff, believe me, it wasn't my idea - they told me it's traditional or some crap like that.

To be fair, it was quite nice riding at the back, you get to see so much more scenery.
Never cease to be amazed!
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.153 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum

Ride Info

Place

The rides always start from Chingford Plaines car park (see map below) which is opposite Chingford Golf Course and 5 minutes walk from Chingford Overground Station.

Mobile UI Design

Time

Be bike ready at the meeting point at least 15 mins before ride start time. Pedals turning at 11am every Saturday morning or 7pm most Wednesday evenings

Mobile UI Design

Ability

Saturday: medium/fast pace, distance approx. 18-25+ miles, duration approx. 4-5 hours. Wednesday evenings: fast sprint, distance approx. 10-15+ miles, duration 2-3 hours.

Mobile UI Design

Tools

The forest is full of hazards that can bring an end to your ride, so bring a mini pump, spare tube and multi-tool so we can all spend more time pedalling.

Mobile UI Design

Essential

It's simple NO helmet, NO ride. Other than that you can wear whatever keeps you warm, dry and happy. But, be warned some days the forest can be extremely muddy.

Mobile UI Design

Under 35?

No problem, we have regular riders who are 25 years young and some who are 50+. As long as you can keep up you are more than welcome to join us.

Mobile UI Design

Directions

M25, Junction 26 (Loughton & Waltham Abbey). From roundabouts, follow signs for Loughton A121 & Epping B1393 for 1.3 miles. Take 4th exit at Wake Arms roundabout for Woodford A104 for 2.8 miles. Turn right onto Rangers Road A1069, follow for 1 mile past the Royal Forest Hotel and down the hill. Take the first right onto Bury Road, continue for 200m and turn into the car park (see map below).

via MBRO35er
 

About

MBRO35 (Mountain Bike Riders Over 35) are a social group of riders, not a club. As you may have guessed we are mostly over 35 years of age although some that ride are younger so don't let that put you off.

The group ride on a Saturday morning at 11am in Epping Forest which is to the North East of London. A lot of us have lived around and cycled in the forest for a good number of years and we are lucky to have some regular riders who know their way around the miles of singletrack very well. We ride all year round and usually get a pretty good turn out in all but the foulest weather. We are a sociable group and the emphasis is on enjoyment rather than speed or the mileage travelled. Having said that, the rides can be fairly quick at times and whilst we welcome riders of all abilities you will need a good level of fitness in order to keep up as well as a mechanically sound mountain bike. We ride mostly on the forest singletrack, the narrowness of the trails and exposed tree roots make for some challenging technical riding.

In addition to the regular Saturday rides we also do forest night rides on a Wednesday evening at 7pm as well as occasional away days or weekends. If you prefer your wheels on firmer ground, there is also a strong road contingent within the group that often rides out into the Essex and Hertfordshire countryside on a Saturday or Sunday. The road rides usually leave earlier in the day and head out via High Beech for trips of anything up to 70 miles. Most local rides are followed by a debrief in The Station House pub in Chingford where thanks to a very amiable Landlady we have a place to wash the bikes and store them in safety while we have a few beers and discuss the events of the day. You can also read about some of our most recent rides in the Ride Reports section on the forum.

MBRO35 Tweets

MBRO35 Strava

MBRO35 Facebook

MBRO35 Instagram

Share your ride photos with #mbro35

{sfx ...}