Easy road trip for new biker

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Easy road trip for new biker

Post by Dieselman » Tue May 15, 2012 9:48 am

Hi,

A new rider, just wanting to take things easy to begin with. Any suggestions for medium - easy scenic roads? With a good pub of course!
Thanks

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Re: Easy road trip for new biker

Post by Zax » Tue May 15, 2012 10:32 am

Firstly welcome to the site.

If you post up (or PM) where you want to start from and how many miles I will suggest you a few routes for you to try yourself.

Or why not join up with some of the others from the site for a couple of the sunday runs?

If you want to organise a run just post up a meeting place and time - it also helps people if you let them know on what type of bike you will be on.

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Re: Easy road trip for new biker

Post by Wilko86 » Tue May 15, 2012 11:09 am

Welcome aboard :2up

You cant go wrong with a jaunt out the south deeside road,
various pub locations on the way too! :cheers

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Re: Easy road trip for new biker

Post by Gazza » Tue May 15, 2012 11:17 am

Unless it's a novice run, or you have the tenacity to hold back I would stay away from the normal runs for now.

Inevitably there's a few riders who want to race off at the front. Unfortunately there's a huge temptation for the riders at the back to ride fast if they want to stay in sight. Whilst the leaders always stops at junctions and wait, it's hard for slower riders to control the urge.

Riding in a pack will be useful for learning lines and technique (so long as you're following the right person). A novice run is perfect for this. Quiet a few of the guys are up for training rides.

As Zax says, just post a request and date for a novice run and see what interest you get.
Wilko86 wrote:You cant go wrong with a jaunt out the south deeside road
A lovely road, just watch it once you get west of Aboyne as there's frequently a lot of loose grit on it this time of the year after the winter gritting.

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Re: Easy road trip for new biker

Post by haiax0 » Tue May 15, 2012 11:36 am

Welcome!!

I am free for the next few weeks and stay central to Aberdeen, I dont mind coming out with you for a few local runs entirely at your pace. Just PM me or post up a run! :2up

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Re: Easy road trip for new biker

Post by Dave » Tue May 15, 2012 12:14 pm

Welcome to the site :2up

Wise words from Zax and Gazza

"easy scenic roads"…just about everything west of Aberdeen :biggrin2

I love the roads between the Dee and the Don :2up …but for some people just getting to Alford or Aboyne is the limit of their run :??? , when really that is just when things start to get really nice and interesting :2up :biggrin2 :biggrin2


See you on a run soon

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Re: Easy road trip for new biker

Post by Quicksilver » Tue May 15, 2012 1:51 pm

I hate to recommend these, as they aren't the routes I'd choose, but Grampian's finest have assessed these as relatively safe routes and they actually look pretty reasonable for novices and have at least a few stretches which are enjoyable.

http://www.aberdeenshirecommunitysafety ... map_01.pdf
http://www.aberdeenshirecommunitysafety ... map_02.pdf

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Re: Easy road trip for new biker

Post by aisgsimon » Wed May 16, 2012 9:49 pm

haiax0 wrote:Welcome!!

I am free for the next few weeks and stay central to Aberdeen, I dont mind coming out with you for a few local runs entirely at your pace. Just PM me or post up a run! :2up
Im with him, will be free after next wednesday and wouldnt mind a few training runs with my flying brick aka the "Graphite Stallion"

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Re: Easy road trip for new biker

Post by The Rossi Kid » Wed May 16, 2012 10:14 pm

I'm off next week guys/gals and will be willing to do some Novice runs. Will put up some times once I know them.

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Re: Easy road trip for new biker

Post by stitch82 » Mon May 21, 2012 2:32 pm

Quicksilver wrote:I hate to recommend these, as they aren't the routes I'd choose, but Grampian's finest have assessed these as relatively safe routes and they actually look pretty reasonable for novices and have at least a few stretches which are enjoyable.

http://www.aberdeenshirecommunitysafety ... map_01.pdf
http://www.aberdeenshirecommunitysafety ... map_02.pdf
Just had a look at these two runs. seem a good 2 for the evening runs at a novice pace. When does the evening runs start again? :???

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Re: Easy road trip for new biker

Post by Dave » Mon May 21, 2012 5:52 pm

stitch82 wrote:Just had a look at these two runs. seem a good 2 for the evening runs at a novice pace. When does the evening runs start again? :???

Anytime you like, just post up.

If you are a novice just ask for an experienced rider to lead and help out.

I am very sure others will join in and help.

In the past few years, I have started many threads for runs, but due to personal circumstances for the next few months I cannot see myself kicking off any threads, but if I can make it to any run I will.

Good to see so many other bikes on the road today :2up

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