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: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: unstableJ 17 Sep 08, 12:49
Hi folks, anyone got plans for a regular night ride through the coming dark nights?

I'm thinking Tuesdays or Thursdays 7pm for 1 1/2 to 2 hours West Side of Sheffield (Endcliffe, Rivelin, Crookes start) , any interest?

"XC" but nowt too strenuous, just to get out really

James
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 17 Sep 08, 13:09
was going to ride tonight at 7pm from Tullibardene road.  However I'm pretty tired after a couple of days travelling early morning / Late nights so could re-arrange for tomorrow night if you want ? Same thing Endcliffe - Porters and around a bit and back.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: Phil 17 Sep 08, 13:12
I'm going to start going on regular night rides again for sure.

Wednesday and Friday is best for me.  Looks like there could be a ride every night of the week to choose from!
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: matt_h 17 Sep 08, 13:42
Once I have my wedding out of the way then I'm planning on getting out on some nght rides to maximise my time with my new bike and to get fitter.

Won't be until mid November though unfortunately.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 17 Sep 08, 13:46
Once I have my wedding out of the way then I'm planning on getting out on some nght rides

Safe bet Mat, thats what I failed to do and our babies due in Feb ;-)
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: matt_h 17 Sep 08, 13:50
lol,

I'm under orders to avoid getting any facial injuries or broken limbs prior to the wedding so unfortunately I won't be riding much between now and then.  The new bike isn't due until October though anyway so I still only have the Hitman which is not condusive to pedalling for any length of time.

After playing on a Nomad all weekend though I can't frickin wait to get mine now.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: Phil 17 Sep 08, 14:04
Babies?  Expecting more than one?!  ;-)
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: unstableJ 17 Sep 08, 14:17
Cool, good interest. I can usually do Fridays too Phil (didn't think that many folks would be up for that) can't do this week though.

Simon if you fancy a quick spin out tommorrow from Endcliffe Park I'd be up for that, how's about 7 at the entrance near that mini roundabout at the end of Rushlings Road.

All others welcome
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: matt_h 17 Sep 08, 14:18
I'm ashamed that I missed that typo of Simon's.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 17 Sep 08, 16:04
lol.. hope thats not a preminition of what we will see at the scan on 1st Oct.
James, will be up for that, hopefully drag Dave out again too (He's off out tonight on same route).
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 18 Sep 08, 12:11
Simon if you fancy a quick spin out tommorrow from Endcliffe Park I'd be up for that, how's about 7 at the entrance near that mini roundabout at the end of Rushlings Road.

All others welcome
James, Yes, I'm up for riding tonight. 7pm at the mini roundabout. see you there. Possibly Dave coming also, although he went out last night.

cheers

: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: unstableJ 18 Sep 08, 15:21
Great see you later  :D
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: paddysheffdirt 18 Sep 08, 23:02
its on,need to sort my lites out then i on for owt,think some of the boys hit wc up tonight but i had to work..time tables need to be posted.weve had a sjh*t summer so lets stay strong into the nite and beat it
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 18 Sep 08, 23:19
Great ride tonight James, some stuff I'd not done around Endcliffe area, made a nice change. Have to ride over Loxley / Stannington way and I can show you some of the little bits of singletrack we've dug up.  Away on Hols next week but I'm back for Friday night so may ride then.

cheers.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: unstableJ 23 Sep 08, 11:25
Any takers this week?

I could do Friday Simon if you're up for that or Thursday if anyone else is interested.

Unlikelly to be able to get on a computer on Thursday so need to know before hand.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 26 Sep 08, 22:13
hi James, sorry got back from hols late. Will be out in the Peak on  sunday but next week is on, Can't do Tuesday (in Germany) but any other night should be OK. let me know.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 29 Sep 08, 10:27
Wednesday night anyone ?
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: unstableJ 29 Sep 08, 15:08
Might be able to do Wednesday... I'll check at home tonight.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 6 Oct 08, 20:52
Thursday this week anyone ? Loxley valley / Rivelin ride if the weather dries up.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: paddysheffdirt 6 Oct 08, 22:01
were you meetin
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 6 Oct 08, 22:05
down by the pudding ladies cafe in Rivelin.. just on the road there. (not a fast ride paddy, as usual for me !)
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: PaulE 6 Oct 08, 22:21
Might be able to make it - 1st night ride of the year.  Any idea on a start time?
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: paddysheffdirt 6 Oct 08, 22:53
sounds good to me,csnt believe how quick you loose all power just after a short time not gettin out reg.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 7 Oct 08, 09:08
It does fade quick... more quickly the older you get too :-)

about 7:30 depart ?   

Route, Up Rivelin, Up byway to Stannington, top of Stannington hill, singletrack down to Storrs, up the hill to Storrs, down nice footpath to the old works in valley, past the spooky(!) works, back up the road to Loxley golf coarse, nice singletrack through the golf coarse, Loxely common rocky descent, play on Jump at bottom, back in to valley..about 12 miles and 2000' climbing... all  If its dry. (plus add any bits anyone else knows)

: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: jue 7 Oct 08, 14:44
You know....I really need to get myself sorted and start doing some riding through the winter. Had a pretty sparse summer by normal standards and fitness and mental well being have really suffered.

Gonna have to start a lights thread I think. My Knights just don't cut it anymore - I want some that are going to burn car drivers eyeballs out.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 7 Oct 08, 14:47
Like this one Jue ?  http://www.gravity-slaves.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5865
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: jue 7 Oct 08, 14:48
Now if only i'dve checked the other threads before adding that last statement. Dur....
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: paddysheffdirt 7 Oct 08, 22:14
been told by the missis she got a hair appointment on thur nite so i got the young gun..going to get one in tomorrow one way or the other..anyone doing fri aswell
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 7 Oct 08, 23:15
ok paddy,  Few of us heading out thursday as above if anyone one else wants to join us.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: PaulE 8 Oct 08, 22:36
Should be fine for 7.30 simon.  Anyone had a go on those lights from on-one?  Look interesting but i'd like a 1st hand review.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 8 Oct 08, 23:00
cool, see you there then Paul.  Those lights look great on paper, new tech LED with good life, I think there based on a P7 LED so take a look at my headlight tomorrow for comparison.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 9 Oct 08, 15:01
Paul can you start earlier tonight ? my P.M. meeting has been cancelled so I can start ride at 6 if you want ?

ta.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 9 Oct 08, 16:10
6:30 at the cafe in Rivelin then, see you later.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: PaulE 9 Oct 08, 16:57
Yup, lights are topping up right now :)
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 21 Oct 08, 23:29
Anyone out this week ? Wednesday or Thursday as long as its not rainin
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 21 Oct 08, 23:30
Checked Forecast... Wednesday or nothing by the looks of it.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: PaulE 21 Oct 08, 23:35
Possibly tomorrow, give me a text when/if you have a plan...
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 21 Oct 08, 23:43
ok will do.. probably attempt the full ride from the other week..hopefully the 48 miles and 8500' of climbing over the weekend should pay off with a bit better fitness this time !
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: unstableJ 22 Oct 08, 13:25
Been a bit under the weather this week, hopefully feeling better next week and be able to get out again.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 22 Oct 08, 13:54
not going to make it tonight, will try next week.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: PaulE 22 Oct 08, 14:35
looks liike I'm riding on my tod then..... 
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: unstableJ 27 Oct 08, 14:28
Hi, anyone fancy joining me on Thursday this week (30th)? New bike needs riding!

Could possibly do Wednesday but not quite sure how early I can get home then.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 27 Oct 08, 14:36
new bike...new bike... does it have travel at both ends ? and from a company in Yorkshire ? was hoping to get out one night... looks quite cold so maybe the grounds firm enough to do the stannington / loxely loop.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: unstableJ 27 Oct 08, 17:17
new bike...new bike... does it have travel at both ends ? and from a company in Yorkshire ?

...oh yes, trips off road so far 2, crashes resulting in swollen chin and mild concussion 1!!


Ended up with a stock Blue 5 Pro as James's had one in stock with 200 off, which was alright especially considering the '09 bike has gone up by 150 with pretty much the same kit.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: PaulE 31 Oct 08, 11:00
anyone out next week? wed would be best for me, but thurs is also ok.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 31 Oct 08, 12:49
maybe... weather pending and all that..  In the woods on Sunday again Paul., I'll be up there from around 10.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: steveh 31 Oct 08, 17:41
You should come over to the market rasen race on sunday si. Get your race head on... Plus it's a right good laugh.
: Re: Night riding Sheffield winter 08?
: simonm 31 Oct 08, 19:12
race... me ! that meens being measured in slowness :-) Is that fishes thing ?

EDIT: mmm actually sounds fun, be nice to get my first last place  ;D