Hi. For anyone coming along to tomorrow’s trail maintenance session, we’ll be meeting at the boulders on the WHW at Khyber Road to do some work on the WHW and Riverside. Please remember the clocks go forward on Sunday so the 10am start time might feel a bit earlier than normal.
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.
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
Plans are now in place for our annual Easter weekend away. Please see details below…….. get in there quick to secure your place!!!!
*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
- ….. 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.
Forecast is for cold and dry tonight so I’ll be up at the hall about 7pm for a local ride – any takers?
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.
Trek Procaliber 9.8 SL 2016 components with brand new Race Shop Limited 2018 frame
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
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.
Hi. Anyone fancy a Mugdock ride tomorrow? Forecast is for snow so I expect it to be slippy and icy in places. It won’t be fast. Mid-ride or post-ride cafe stop being planned too. Details in the calendar but I’ll be at the club hall and ready to ride from 10am.
Hi. Is anyone out riding at 7pm on the Intro ride tonight? It’s my first time out on the bike in 5 weeks so I’ll be taking it easy.