Monday, 14 September 2009
Ride ride ride
Been getting out plenty lately. STW ride last weekend round rossendale area. Met up at Lee quarry and did a few moorland bits then joined up with the mary townley loop again doing cowpe at the end, corking downhill. Was a good ride decent weather bit damp under tyres but not too bad. Saw a few offs but did ok. Afterwards we went round lee quarry, I nearly stacked it on a jump and decided to call it a day. Before that me and junkyard had been to the lakes, did the ambleside and elterwater ride, weather not so good that time, rained quite a bit and we got soaked, didn't do the longmoor loop, did a different route up Iron Keld which started off with a drop along a stream but it had swelled quite a bit with the rain and was about 6" deep and deaqd slippy, good fun tho. Jonny went over the bars and I had a near miss when we both hit sandtraps, looked like hardpack grit but front wheel sank right in. We were lucky a couple of lads from Darlington who we ride with sometimes did a lot worse when they hit some sandtraps (also in the lakes), one broken shoulder and one knocked unconcious - ouch!