Good day out yesterday, riding a slew of Tech trails from Todmorden, right down the valley side to Heptonstall. Scrabbling steep climbs and stupid descents for us really but a chance for visitors to Singletrack Magazine’s Northern Gathering to see what the riding is like locally. I’d said it was “Calderdale New School” earlier in the year, but really that was a piss take. I mean, how odd is our riding around here? Nothing like having some offcumdens along to see…
The pace really started to pick up on Mytholm Madness, then it was up Jack Bridge to mmmbop. Bastard Tarmac to Barely Illegal, and the “new” Blue Pig ending.
Rich Seipp – accomplished photographer – was along with our group and happily reinforced my opinions that we are a bit odd around here.
“half of this group was made up of ‘locals’, and I noticed before we left that many sported what are the bike equivalent of agricultural tractor tyres. Heavy wide, squarish profile, and deeeeep tread. How odd.”
We had a great day out – and Rich took some great shots – Read his blog here – http://sometimesridesbikes.blogspot.com/2009/11/what-wrong-tyres.html – and see his picture set here – http://www.flickr.com/photos/peakcyclehire/sets/72157622784617946/