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Tow path suitable.

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by postman, 7 Jan 2008.

  1. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Consideing buying an off road bike.Had a look round on the net.Revolution Cullin disc or Momgoose tyax elite.Just for tow paths or a little ride around Nidderdale near Pateley Bridge.Don't want a full heavy mountain bike not that bothered about rough stuff.Are these good bikes or any suggestions out there.
     
  2. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Bloody hell. The last time I did a 'little ride around Nidderdale' I was really glad of a full on mountainbike. One of the longest and hardest days out ever.

    Or perhaps you know a diferent route?
     
  3. OP
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    postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Thank you for that info.I will have a little chat with him.He may even see this post.We have rode Pateley Bridge to Angram and Scarhouse Res's.via Middlesmoor and the How Stean Gorge cafe.Iwill have to check this out.I don't do hard riding.
     
  4. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I know the area reasonably well and have ridden up there with my hybrid. To be honest I had to stick with the roads and well trodden bridleways. Anything approaching a "track" was well beyond me and my bike's capabilities. You are into serious mountain bike territory there.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Thanks guys it looks to me that two late fifties both retired.Will have to rethink Nidderdale.Pateley Bridge to Middlesmoor and Cafe then the two res's.Is our fave ride.But it is all tarmac road and easy on the Dawes Galaxy.
     
  6. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

  7. OP
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    postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds
    A very big thank you for that it looks brilliant.
     
  8. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    That's the route. For a mid fifties regularly riding mtb couple on Santa Cruz Superlights, we had to go some to get from here, over to Nidderdale and round that route before dark in mid winter.

    There are also no cafes (at that time of year?) in Carlton or where ever.

    I remember it being on the slightly wugged side of a 'jolly wheeze'.