The route I took today, I just fancied exploring sections of road I haven't yet cycled on. Didn't know where the hell I was until I hit the road Carr Brow and then cycled into Lyme Park from there.
(Original post by JLXP)
Interesting detour you made from the a6 - ridge road - back onto the a6? Any particular reason for that?
And tell me about it, the hill towards lyme park car park looks alright, but it's a bugger to cycle up!
Where do you go from the car park, do you turn around?
i came down the a6 from Disley yesterday, couldn't go as fast as i'd have liked, due to strong wind in my face.
I rarely do hills, and i didn't struggle too much. I really think you should try it.
I may see you on it one day.
The cycle into Lyme Park drains the energy levels, definitely. Took a 5 minute breather there and then enjoyed riding back to the entrance and down Buxton Rd into Hazel Grove. I did consider then riding up into Marple from Torkington Park but that'd have involved the steep section of road heading to Marple, eff that tbh - that newly tarmacked (sic) bit of road which feels pretty sweet to ride on, especially ride down!
That's the trouble with the ride from Disley back into Hazel Grove, sometimes the wind ruins things and your speed can seriously be adversely impacted upon. You do all the hard work going up Buxton Road and you can't really enjoy the fruits of your labour when going downhill that way.
As soon as I hit the Lyme Park car park, I sit down and chill for a few minutes then turn back around again.
Last edited by white_haired_wizard; 01-08-2011 at 20:24.
the most basic Decathlon b-twin road bike, the model from 2 years ago and the 'Tacx' model turbo, again from Decathlon, which I bought 12 months ago.
the road bike has proven very reliable, first road bike I've ever bought and served its purpose very well. Not considering buying another road bike for a few years yet, not until I've ridden the bumhole off this current bike and genuinely then need a new road bike - then I would consider spending £400+ on a new bike.
I've found my turbo sessions form a great building block for my rides outdoors and has really helped strengthen my calfs in the past and the strength of my legs, especially for hills.
The road bike cost me around £270 at the time and the turbo around £150. Both superb investments tbh.
Last edited by white_haired_wizard; 01-08-2011 at 20:31.