Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-11-03, 12:50 PM   #1
math2p14
Part of the furniture
Thread Starter
 
math2p14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Exeter UK, Athens Greece.
Bikes: Specialized RH, Scott Unitrack
Posts: 930
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
First ride after 4 months.

Hi all,

Today i had my first proper ride after 4 months. (June..). Given a hectic and tiresome summer with research papers and moving to a new city i was out of biking for 4 months. Unfortunately i showed up for a ride today at the university MTB club, so the guys there put me through a 5 hour intense ride with loads of ups and downs, i spilled blood (j/k) on the uphills but i really enjoyed DH through twisty and super narrow singletrack, given the new city though, the terrain was different again!!!! this time i went through 100% loose terrain with small rocks causing me to loose balance on several occasions, luckiliy i didnt crash... Anyhow some (most) of the singletrack was so narrow that my legs and arms swiped through loads of vegetation.... Finally the torture is over and i am recovering in front of my PC. I guess that after a month i will regain both my fitness and my skills as i was afraid to go flat out on DH (new trail and 4 months out of riding....lost me my skills for a bit ). Thats all, oh and something else...i got numbness....new Flite Ti saddle, no cycling shorts, first ride...bad combo. Plus i am a bit tired of my HT it really blows my back a lot... thus i am looking at getting an Enduro Sworks light FR frame .

Cheers everyone.
Yannis.
Dont let the mountain beat you.
math2p14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-03, 12:58 PM   #2
cyclezealot
Senior Member
 
cyclezealot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
Posts: 13,166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
How about fitness?

I have been out almost four months due to an injury.
I found I was somewhat stressed on the hills, but had not lost so much fitness, that I could not do it.
A month to get back to normal? Hope so, as for me, I gained about 15 pounds.
cyclezealot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-03, 01:42 PM   #3
math2p14
Part of the furniture
Thread Starter
 
math2p14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Exeter UK, Athens Greece.
Bikes: Specialized RH, Scott Unitrack
Posts: 930
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hehe, i didnt gain any pounds since i failed to loose any while i was riding last year. I hope to be fit and slim by the end of this year.
math2p14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-03, 02:07 PM   #4
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
Posts: 16,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats on the good ride. Sounds like a blast
Maelstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:38 PM.