Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

April 16, 2007

My Favouritest Place…

Filed under: bikes — dgpowell @ 10:17 am

rich on whins fell…in the world, possibly (it’s certainly one of them). Up on Whins Brow in the Trough of Bowland. Once you’ve conquered the climb as much as is possible and have carried your bike up the final steep section you get a great panorama, looking down on the next hill (yes, you’re high enough to look down on the next hill) you can see hours of riding ahead of you streched over the following fells.

Of course, you have to get down the descent first, which isn’t easy…in fact i’ve never ridden it all with both feet on the pedals, the combination of loose rock, narrow singletrack path and big drop to one side always conspire to have me scooting one footed down most of it. But it’s worth it, just for the view if nothing else.
see, it's a nice place to sit and eat your pasty

In other bike related news, my training for the 24hr season is still in full swing.
Last week was a 21.5hr slog (i rode just over 300 miles outside over t’hills, plus a couple of turbo trainer session aimed at getting a bit more explosive power, should you care)
This week is set to be similar, culminating in another Leisure Lakes XC race on sunday which i will no doubt be utterly worn out for (my eyes are on bigger prizes now, so if i don’t place well it’s no loss) and the week after is set to be bigger, with several 6hr+ rides intermixed with some more short high intensity rides before everything starts to taper down for CLIC24.

4 Comments

  1. risky that without the lucky heather to save you!!! – wicked veiw better than the upside down one I got:-)

    Comment by Wayne — April 16, 2007 @ 11:44 am

  2. LOL
    oh how we laughed when you fell off the cliff…

    …after we’d panicked, obviously 😉

    Comment by dgpowell — April 16, 2007 @ 1:47 pm

  3. What do you think of this bike. One of the guys I am doing the adventure race with is thinking of buying it.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/18-custom-built-mountain-bike_W0QQitemZ280103756742QQihZ018QQcategoryZ33503QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Comment by Richard — April 17, 2007 @ 2:37 pm

  4. i think viper bikes were sold by http://www.woollyhatshop.com a few years back. to be honest it’s not worth any more than what it’s at at the mo’

    these are quite nice:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SCOTT-G-ZERO-FX-3-HOPE-MAVIC-XTR-RACE-FACE_W0QQitemZ190102994771QQihZ009QQcategoryZ33503QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GT-I-Drive-6-0-Mountain-Bike_W0QQitemZ290104641325QQihZ019QQcategoryZ33503QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Comment by dgpowell — April 18, 2007 @ 10:16 am

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