I have only had my road bike for 3 years now and enjoy it, but itís a completely different discipline to mountain biking.
I would love to be able to go out and ride say 50 miles but to do that I would have to live in the Vale of York.
Iím on the bottom edge of the Yorkshire Dales and everywhere is up. My favourite ride is from the Western outskirts of Harrogate out to the West and up,the Blubberhouses to Greenhow Road. Drop down into Pateley Bridge and back through Ripley.
Another is just the 2 climbs up,to Brimham Rocks and back via cafe stops. I just love being up on the tops.
If I could just be able to get to Reeth, the climb up to the Tan Hill pub (road Bike) or ride the area around Surrender Bridge on MTB. Bliss.
If I can get fit enough I will join our local cycling club. Been out with them twice in 2019 and found that my MTB was too slow to keep up on the flat. The road bike OK but itís too high geared for me, put a MTB cassette on the back but need smaller chain rings 50 & 34 too high.
I may go to an electric road bike though, as old injuries etc. Will not allow me to get to a fitness level that I think I require. Also at 78 that puts another limit on me.
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