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MTB – some Feb/March ride pics

Just a few more general photos taken whilst out Mountain Biking around Wensleydale and area at the end of February and into March. Quite a mixture of riding, snow and ice, claggy mud, sunshine and mist!

Some taken on my usual short loops above Burtersett and then then sunnier looking ones on a loop from Hawes over to Stalling Busk and round the Stake Road to Carpley Green. One very muddy ride.


MTB a February weekend around Hawes

A few photos from 2 Mountain Bike Rides around Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, taken over this last weekend. As you can see a nice covering of snow.

Saturday above Burtersett.

Sunday up on Stags Fell.

MTB – Hawes and Newby Head Loop in the Snow

Video of a ride I often do from Hawes to up above Burtersett towards Cam Head, up the High road and following the bridleway across the tops and down to Newby Head.

This time taken in the snow that covered the Fell tops overnight. Luckily it was crisp snow, so somehow I mananged to ride most of the loop without getting off or losing traction, quite suprised how good the WTB 2.3 Vigilantes are on my bike, superb grip in the snow (as long as its not too deep or slushy) and mud that we have had recently.

For more details of the loop and a .gpx please see an earlier post.

MTB around Christmas

Just a few images taking whilst Mountain Biking over the Christmas week on the few days when its wasn`t blowing a gale and raining cats and dogs, you can still see some of the flooded fields on the pictures. Mind you the winds have still been really stong and I`ve been nearly blown off the bike a couple of times and don`t get me started on the head winds!. However, its been great the get out for a few rides try out my new Mudhugggers and burn off some Turkey.

Most of the pictures are above Burtersett on the Bridleways, and a few are taken on the wet and muddy track alongside Snaizeholme and down to Hawes.

Must say the front mudhugger has worked a treat in combination with a frame mounted mudguard really kept the mud and wet off my face and clothing. However the rear mudhugger I`m not sure about still quite muddy on the shorts at the back although its more wet tracks than mud. However, the rear of the bike and geartrain etc. all seen a lot cleaner than with a traditional rear mudguard.

Flooding around Hawes

Just some images of the recent flooding in Upper Wensleydale, around Hawes.

You can see how Semerwater has spread doubled in area and also how great the waterfalls in Hawes look night and day.