Grizedale Pike on semi-slicks!

Well, last night was interesting…single speed (36/16 for those who know) on semi-slicks riding the Whinlatter south side ascent, then continuing up to the top of Grizedale Pike. A long climb but the view at the top is so worth it. My chain snapped at the start so even after fixing it I still didn’t trust it, so the steeper climbs I walked,  but then even the experienced riders would be walking up the final bit of the climb to Grizedale Pike…it was almost like rock climbing with a bike on your shoulders! 20 minute descent from the top was well worth it…apart from the steep corners which resulted in me ditching the bike and running to stop myself from falling! Great fun once I could predict my tyres line of choice…

All photos can be found here:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *