Classic rides.

I’d love to ride some of the legendary classic mountain bike trails. What could be better than riding the “Repack”, the scene of the first downhill, off road time trial of the sport which was to evolve into the mountain biking we know now? The date was 21st October 1976, which, curiously, is about theContinue reading “Classic rides.”

A long trail ride.

I’ve been thinking about my plan to ride the 47 mile, 6,500 feet of ascent Mary Towneley loop at the end of the month. I haven’t done any rides on that kind of scale for ages so I thought it would be a good idea to fit one in this week, with only around 3Continue reading “A long trail ride.”

Getting high.

I’ll admit that I’m seriously addicted to mountain biking. The physical exertion, slight sense of danger and my love of mechanical things make it the perfect sport for me. I spend some time thinking about mountain biking even when I’m not riding and today, whilst walking my dog, Freddie, I had the chance to planContinue reading “Getting high.”

Back to nature.

My last ride, 6 days ago, was 34.5 miles in length and the focus was the 21 miles of purpose built trail at Dalby forest. I enjoyed the ride but felt that the exciting sections were few and far between. Today I thought I needed another longer ride after 6 days. We’re also going awayContinue reading “Back to nature.”