Trail Maintenance Sessions

We’re planning 2 dates for trail maintenance within Mugdock Country Park this Spring and we’re looking for volunteers to help out.  The dates are Sunday 25-Mar and Sunday 08-Apr.  If you want to join the session then please email info[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT]uk so we can plan the work.  More details about the work will follow shortly.

Easter Weekend 30 March – 1 April 2018

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR THE EASTER WEEKEND AWAY. THERE ARE 9 PLACES LEFT IF YOU WANT TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON THE TRIP YOU MUST BOOK UP AND PAY BY FRIDAY 9 MARCH.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFO

 

Hi Folks,

Plans are now in place for our annual Easter weekend away. Please see details below…….. get in there quick to secure your place!!!!

Accommodation
 
We have booked Laggan Pottery Bunkhouse for 15 in accordance with club interest. Maximum bunkhouse capacity is 22, if all 15 places are booked and you still want to attend please contact the bunkhouse directly. http://www.potterybunkhouse.co.uk/
2 nights (30/31 March) – £40
3 nights (30 March – 1 April) – £60
 Bunkhouse is open from 4pm on Friday
Food / Drink 
Bunkhouse is self carting. Looking at ordering an Indian takeaway to the bunkhouse on Saturday night
Onsite coffee shop (opens at 10am)
BYOB, looks like the closest supermarkets Kingussie / Newtonmore
Travel 
Bunkhouse is accessible by car. Please post up if you would like to car share.
There are some potential rides on route if leaving from Glasgow ( Comrie Croft and Dunkeld). I am sure the will be some chat going around if anyone is interested in this.
 Rides
There is an abundance of riding for all abilities around the Laggan area, some on the door step of the bunkhouse and some more just a short drive away, here are some ideas for rides we have so far;
Friday – Possible rides on route as above
Sat / Sun – Ben Alder Loop / Kingussie singletrack / Laggan Wolftrax & Enduro trails / Carn Barn More / Glen Feshie
I am sure folk will know of some more trails in the area.
Booking
Click the link below to head over to the web collect site to book your place. Spaces are limited on this trip to secure your place please book by Wednesday 21 February.

*Conditions – reservations & cancellations

By signing up you accept that you are liable to pay for the accommodation which you have reserved

If you reserve a space and do not pay by the due date your space will be offered to the next person on the waiting list

Space is reserved on a first come first served basis – a reservation won’t be considered as final until it has been paid for

We will keep a waiting list in case the accommodation is oversubscribed.

If you reserve a space and then cannot attend your space will be offered to the next person on the waiting list – if there is no-one on the waiting list it is YOUR responsibility to find someone to take your place

Last night was one of those nights when…

  • ….. you had a free evening AND the weather was dry – hallelujah!!
  • you turned up to find out you’re the only one riding on a dry, winter’s night
  • you had a mechanical before you even left the car park
  • the mud and puddles weren’t quite frozen despite it being just below freezing
  • your front mech froze (yes I still use a front mech!) during the ride leaving you on the granny ring but you’re unfit so you were never out of the granny ring anyway
  • it felt like -20 when it was only -2
  • you lost the feeling in your toes half way round your route
  • you had the trails to yourself and the fellow bikers you met were friendly and enjoying themselves
  • you got back and noticed the mud had frozen onto the bike and it’s set like concrete
  • you kept the heating off in the car on the way home so the frozen mud didn’t melt and create a swamp in the car boot
  • you got home and felt happy that you made the effort and had another winter ride to remember.

Club Easter Weekend 30 March – 1 April 2018

Hi,

Looking for a show of hands of all interested in the club Easter Weekend away this year (30 March – 1 April ) so I have an idea on numbers when booking accommodation. Currently thinking on something in the Cairngorms area, hopefully that has a mix of trails for everyone. If you could let me if you are interested as soon as possible that would be great.

Cheers 🙂

For Sale

Trek Procaliber 9.8 SL 2016 components with brand new Race Shop Limited 2018 frame

£2,200

photo here

New headset bearings, new bottom bracket, new gear & lockout cable, new brake pads & brakes bled. Forks will be serviced by mid Feb.

Frame – 19.5″ (L) Brand new Race Shop Limited 2018
Super Light OCLV Mountain Carbon [IsoSpeed, E2 tapered head tube, MicroTruss, Control Freak internal routing, balanced post mount brake, PF92, Boost148 & G2 Geometry]

Forks – RockShox SID RL, Solo Air, Motion Control damper, remote lockout, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110 & G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel

Wheels – DT Swiss X1700, tubeless strips & valves, 15mm front, 12mm rear (Boost110 & Boost148)

Tyres – Continental X-King 2.2, Tubeless, not much wear

Shifters – SRAM X1, 11 speed, small scrape on body

Rear derailleur – SRAM X01 Carbon, Type 2

Crank – SRAM X1 1400, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync, usual wear

Cassette – SRAM XG-1175, 10-42, 11 speed, usual wear

Saddle – Bontrager Montrose Elite, hollow titanium rails, original & unused

Seatpost – origional Bontrager Rhythm Elite as spare, 31.6mm, unused

Handlebar – Bontrager Race X Lite, OCLV Carbon, 31.8mm, 5mm rise. Lizard Skins lock-on Peaty grips.

Stem – Bontrager Race X Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree

Headset – FSA IS-2 carbon, E2, sealed alloy cartridge, unused

Brakeset – Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc

Ne’er Day Ride?

Hi.  Anyone up for a ride tomorrow?  Clear your hangover, get a start on the new fitness regime.  A later midday start at the club hall for anyone feeling a bit rough from the partying.  I’ll bring some milk in case there’s no cafes open so we can get a cuppa back at the hall after the ride.

Ne’er Day Ride

GMBC