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Discussion in 'Hobbies, Lifestyle and Sport' started by X3RN, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. X3RN

    X3RN Senior Member

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    So recently I've been getting quite into mountain biking (Part of the reason I brought a Leon - I drive quite a way to some places and needed something bigger than my fiesta).
    I currently have a Jamis Dakar A2 with a Dropper post. It works really well for what I use it for (Mainly enduro and some cross country - Maybe some jumps when I'm feeling up for it).

    Does anyone else on here do any mountain biking or anything like that?
     
  2. SteA

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    Yep, when work doesn’t get in the way, I do quite a lot of mountain biking. I’m lucky enough to live in Shropshire so I can literally fall out of the house and onto the trails :) I spend lots of time at places like Eastridge, the Long Mynd, Hopton, Llandegla etc, although at the moment it’s mainly trails from my house. Out tomorrow for a night ride, I’m going to see if I can fall off again :roflmao:

    I’m currently riding a Calibre Triple B with upgrades, Pikes etc. Cracking bike for the price.
     
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  3. X3RN

    X3RN Senior Member

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    Now I wish I lived on the door step of some decent trails. Closest trails to me are Thetford Forest which are more XC Trails. I often drive to Chicksands bike park which is a lot of fun! It seems almost every time I go out on the trails, I fall off. In fact last time I went to Chicksands, I tried the biggest drop off and completely stacked it! Luckily I got it on video so I could laugh at myself when the pain wore off.

    The Triple B is a great bike! I was looking at that the other week, I was choosing between the Bossnut Evo, The Jamis Dakar A2 or the Triple B. Settled with the Jamis Dakar as it came under the bike to work scheme haha.
     
  4. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    Share the wealth lol I'd love to get into mountain biking as I think I'd enjoy it and I'm pretty sure in rutland we must have some pretty good trails...

    I've only got a measly Giant Talon 3 Hard tail bike currently which I'm sure could do some stuff lol
     
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  5. Maypack

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    I did a bit of Mountain Biking in the Lake District until I had a nasty fall. Broken Collarbone, Fractured Collarbone, Broken Ribs. Haven’t got back into it but loved the outdoors and the beautiful scenery up here.
     
  6. ChrisJKM

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    Dalby forest is great. I went through a phase. Spent 1k on a bike used it 3 times and its been sat in the shed for a year and a half. Really want to get out on it more. but id rather driver the car !!!

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  7. ChrisJKM

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    whats the triple b like? I have the original bossnut. again hell of a bike for the price when it first came out.

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    I'm going to walk away slowly as I have no idea what you guys are on about haha I'm 'that guy' lol

    For me Tripple b is a local ale haha
     
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  9. Bedlam

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    Well I'm sorry hear that but..... I trump you
    Last year I managed in my 3 hour old Ateca 5 minutes from home to crash, I am sure I lost consciousness, then Fire service removing the roof, Air Ambulance ride to local Trauma Centre,
    Induced Coma in Intensive Care for 3 weeks, Collapsed Lung, Broken Pelvis, Broken Ribs, Damaged Spine, 2 months on a ventillator (plugged into a hole in my throat) which left me unable to speak, moved to my local Intensive care unit for a couple of weeks, further issues for 4 more weeks, total 12 weeks in hospital.......be careful out there
     
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    Ouch
     
  11. ChrisJKM

    ChrisJKM Senior Member

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    Bloody hell!! main thing is your on the mend. Where was your accident?

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    A59 between A1M and Whixley, July 6th 2017
    Was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary and transfered to York 5 weeks later
     
  13. ChrisJKM

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    ahh yeah its a horrible road. Did u hear about the accident a couple of weeks ago involving a white van and a car. Just count yourself lucky :)

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  14. X3RN

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    Here's the video. Go Pro went flying. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoWtQSbFSYZ/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=4vcj0csbmza

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    Yeah made the drop off fine. There was a little bit of a jump afterward that I nose dived over
     
  17. ChrisJKM

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    You want to get to dalby forest in yorkshire. biggest trail centre in the UK. I need to start getting back into it.

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    I plan on going soon. Got a lot of family in Yorkshire. Shame I live in Norfolk, flattest county.

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  19. Bedlam

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    A local friend of mine does Dalby a lot, dogs nuts he says
    I did not see the White Van incident on A59, mine was apparently a glancing head on, lifted my Ateaca of the ground and spun it 180 Degrees, plod kindly charged me with driving with driving without due care and attention (I am sure I was unconscious due to another medical event 4 days earlier), Northallerton Magistrates kindly topped it off with 9 points and a hefty fine etc. Have been driving 44 years..... with not too many points.....bar stewards
     
  20. ChrisJKM

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    yeah a woman was killed on her way to the airport to go on holiday. there was another on the a19 by tollerton ponds last week as well. I wouldnt even worry about the points. your here to tell the tale. thats all that matters in a crash that serious.

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