RR: Belgium and Germany

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Bomba, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. Bomba

    Bomba Guest

    I had one of those rare weekends when I got to ride both days. Which is nice.

    Saturday; checked the weather reports for the Ardennes and they didn't look too bad so I headed back
    to La Roche. The problem with the weather report was that it only gave current weather conditions,
    and no mention of the large dump of snow earlier in the week. At lower levels it wasn't too bad, but
    at higher points it was pretty deep. How deep?
    http://j-harris.streamlinenet.co.uk/j-harris/bike/laroche/images1/04.jpg A bit of a pity, the trail
    I took had some fantastic singletrack - I shall enjoy that later in the year when the warmer weather
    descends upon us. Hopefully. Anyway, loads of hiking, and the ~15km route took me over 2 hours. I
    got changed and retired to a nice brasserie for an omlette and one of those specialist beers that
    the guys on here are always going on about. Very nice - decided to buy a load and I'm currently
    drinking this as I type: http://ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID=53

    Today, the weather was nice so I decided to head out in to the local forests for a nice relaxed
    stroll and some exploring. Amazingly, I found a steep valley with some cracking singletrack. Happy
    days - I can now go out for a spin on some challenging terrain without having to travel two hours.
    Admittedly, it's hardly mountain status, but it's still fun for a couple of hours.
     
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  2. Andy Chequer

    Andy Chequer Guest

    Very nice - decided to buy a load and I'm
    > currently drinking this as I type: http://ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID=53

    Believe it or not, The Fat Cat Pub in Ipswich sells that stuff. Fruity innit. And it gets you
    hammered - those Trappists know how to party. They have some other Chimay beers for sale but I don't
    know what they're about - they have different coloured labels, I know that much.

    Congrats on riding a bike too :)

    Andy Chequer
     
  3. Bomba

    Bomba Guest

    Andy Chequer wrote:
    > Very nice - decided to buy a load and I'm
    >
    >>currently drinking this as I type: http://ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID=53
    >
    >
    > Believe it or not, The Fat Cat Pub in Ipswich sells that stuff.

    I've got a mate whose dad owns a pub in Ipswich. The dad phoned round every pub in the area to stop
    his son from drinking Stella. Amazing the damage a combination of a 16st bloke, a boxing background
    and Stella can
    do...

    Fruity
    > innit. And it gets you hammered - those Trappists know how to party. They have some other Chimay
    > beers for sale but I don't know what they're about - they have different coloured labels, I know
    > that much.

    I'm currently sampling the range. The 'Tripel' (beige label) is probably my fave at the moment, but
    I think I need another bottle just to be sure :~p

    > Congrats on riding a bike too :)

    Thanks. How were you feeling on Saturday, BTW?
     
  4. crazy6r54

    crazy6r54 Guest

    Thats snowshoe snow not biking snow, allmost up to the BB shell.

    Fire up MTB 03
     
  5. Bill Wheeler

    Bill Wheeler Guest

    On Sun, 09 Feb 2003 20:40:38 +0100, bomba <[email protected]> wrote:

    [snip for Sorni]

    Nice RR I had a snow ride today RR coming shortly.

    Bill The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind should
    give an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    :-]
     
  6. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    bomba <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I had one of those rare weekends when I got to ride both days. Which is nice.
    >
    > Saturday; checked the weather reports for the Ardennes and they didn't look too bad so I headed
    > back to La Roche. The problem with the weather report was that it only gave current weather
    > conditions, and no mention of the large dump of snow earlier in the week. At lower levels it
    > wasn't too bad, but at higher points it was pretty deep. How deep?
    > http://j-harris.streamlinenet.co.uk/j-harris/bike/laroche/images1/04.jpg

    I hope that was special low drag snow.......

    > A bit of a pity, the trail I took had some fantastic singletrack - I shall enjoy that later in
    > the year when the warmer weather descends upon us. Hopefully. Anyway, loads of hiking, and the
    > ~15km route took me over 2 hours. I got changed and retired to a nice brasserie for an omlette
    > and one of those specialist beers that the guys on here are always going on about. Very nice -
    > decided to buy a load and I'm currently drinking this as I type:
    > http://ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID=53

    Page wouldn't display.

    > Today, the weather was nice so I decided to head out in to the local forests for a nice relaxed
    > stroll and some exploring. Amazingly, I found a steep valley with some cracking singletrack. Happy
    > days - I can now go out for a spin on some challenging terrain without having to travel two hours.
    > Admittedly, it's hardly mountain status, but it's still fun for a couple of hours.

    I wish I had some good stuff near enough that I didn't need a car at all to get to it - have fun!

    Shaun aRe
     
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