Autumn at the HISS: the Sierras of Teruel - the 'Official' Ride Report!

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Re: Autumn at the HISS: Catalonia Pyrenees & Sierras of Teruel - the 'Official' Ride Report!

Post by The Spanish Biker » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:13 pm

WillS wrote: [quote=SteveR post=590148]Catalonia HISS, based at Camping Collegats near la Pobla de Segur is pretty much the same as ever, apart form having some new and very challenging trails that need special permits to ride
Manageable by a old and bad rider on an old Honda 400 Simon, or real lightweights only?? :)
Out of interest (only) how far between the two sites?
Thinking of going Steve??
The distance between the two sites is 385km about 5 hours on a small bike taking the scenic route.
Would be great to meet up again.
Bikes are lightweight 250 but the riders !! not sure :whistle:
Looks interesting (thumbs)
Good to see you're still alive and vaguely kicking Steve!
Will's right, there are several nice back roads routes and it takes about five hours actual riding. The way we did it to Terriente on the big bikes a few years ago was somewhat arduous ...
Some of the trails are very arduous but there are plenty others - and the tough bits tend to be short!
@ WillS that new trail in the Pyrenees has slopes of about 1 in 4 that are 'surfaced' with boulders about the size and shape of grapefruit. Speighty put some video footage of this on his Facebook page but I can't seem to find these now ... basically the ladies had to get off and walk, up and down hills, while the chaps heroically rode - and fell off! - their bikes for them, several times! I waited at the top in the NIVA for over two hours for them to catch up over a stitch of about four kms!
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Re: Autumn at the HISS: Catalonia Pyrenees & Sierras of Teruel - the 'Official' Ride Report!

Post by The Spanish Biker » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:15 pm

SteveR wrote: [quote=Brenhden post=590170][quote=The Spanish Biker post=590149]Taken from the original Big Tread. These pix give you an idea of the 'easy' trails: Heaven! (thumbs) Ready for the Varadero... :dry: Actually as 1 in 4 slopes go it's quite easy as the surface is smooth and firm. It is a 'dragon' lurking for the unsuspecting rider along a delightful, easy trail ... I walked down to check how it ended and had to crawl back up on all fours!!! Simon
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Re: Autumn at the HISS: Catalonia Pyrenees & Sierras of Teruel - the 'Official' Ride Report!

Post by BokitoJos » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:52 pm

Any youngster could ride those on a pre war springless
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Re: Autumn at the HISS: Catalonia Pyrenees & Sierras of Teruel - the 'Official' Ride Report!

Post by WillS » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:59 pm

BokitoJos wrote: Any youngster could ride those on a pre war springless
Not sure we qualify as "youngsters" but will get some springs fitted on the bike to give us a chance!! :whistle:

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Re: Autumn at the HISS: Catalonia Pyrenees & Sierras of Teruel - the 'Official' Ride Report!

Post by SteveR » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:29 pm

Actually as 1 in 4 slopes go it's quite easy as the surface is smooth and firm. It is a 'dragon' lurking for the unsuspecting rider along a delightful, easy trail ...
I walked down to check how it ended and had to crawl back up on all fours!!!
Ok, maybe give that one a miss... :whistle:
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Re: Autumn at the HISS: Catalonia Pyrenees & Sierras of Teruel - the 'Official' Ride Report!

Post by The Spanish Biker » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:29 pm

BokitoJos wrote: Any youngster could ride those on a pre war springless
That's right, they're the 'novice' trails, unlike the infamous 4D2 :whistle:
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Re: Autumn at the HISS: Catalonia Pyrenees & Sierras of Teruel - the 'Official' Ride Report!

Post by WillS » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:36 pm

The wrote: [quote=BokitoJos post=590199]Any youngster could ride those on a pre war springless
That's right, they're the 'novice' trails, unlike the infamous 4D2 :whistle:
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This sounds like a challenge!! 4D2 or was it the r2d2 :whistle:
Anyway, think we will have a go at this one!! (thumbs)

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Re: Autumn at the HISS: Catalonia Pyrenees & Sierras of Teruel - the 'Official' Ride Report!

Post by SteveR » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:04 pm

The wrote:
Actually as 1 in 4 slopes go it's quite easy as the surface is smooth and firm. It is a 'dragon' lurking for the unsuspecting rider along a delightful, easy trail ...
I walked down to check how it ended and had to crawl back up on all fours!!!
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Re: Autumn at the HISS: Catalonia Pyrenees & Sierras of Teruel - the 'Official' Ride Report!

Post by Spadger » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:51 pm

Can't seem to load the video s , but the trail Simon described was up to the permit only part me Tremp , a long challenging hill prior to view point and described by Micksea as like 4d2 but longer , a bit of a challenge for the little Crf but it did it , a lot of planning has been done for the new routes which once put together provided some great riding and views , a long trip from the north east but worth it , if we can make Sept will make sure we hang about a bit longer , speighty

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Re: Autumn at the HISS: Catalonia Pyrenees & Sierras of Teruel - the 'Official' Ride Report!

Post by micksea » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:15 pm

The wrote: [quote=WillS post=590153][quote=SteveR post=590148]Catalonia HISS, based at Camping Collegats near la Pobla de Segur is pretty much the same as ever, apart form having some new and very challenging trails that need special permits to ride
Manageable by a old and bad rider on an old Honda 400 Simon, or real lightweights only?? :)
Out of interest (only) how far between the two sites?
Thinking of going Steve??
The distance between the two sites is 385km about 5 hours on a small bike taking the scenic route.
Would be great to meet up again.
Bikes are lightweight 250 but the riders !! not sure :whistle:
Looks interesting (thumbs)
Good to see you're still alive and vaguely kicking Steve!
Will's right, there are several nice back roads routes and it takes about five hours actual riding. The way we did it to Terriente on the big bikes a few years ago was somewhat arduous ...
Some of the trails are very arduous but there are plenty others - and the tough bits tend to be short!
@ WillS that new trail in the Pyrenees has slopes of about 1 in 4 that are 'surfaced' with boulders about the size and shape of grapefruit. Speighty put some video footage of this on his Facebook page but I can't seem to find these now ... basically the ladies had to get off and walk, up and down hills, while the chaps heroically rode - and fell off! - their bikes for them, several times! I waited at the top in the NIVA for over two hours for them to catch up over a stitch of about four kms!
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