I've been a little worried after my last few rides that I wasn't going to be having as much fun as I usually have mountain biking. Although I've generally been riding between showers, not whilst it was actually raining, the ground has been muddy. This slows me down throughout my rides and makes corners treacherous. … Continue reading A much better ride in muddy conditions.
For several rides it seems like I’ve only ridden single track and bermed (banked) manmade trails. Of course I enjoy this kind of riding but my favourite trails tend to be natural trails with flat corners. Here I can reach what, to me, is the nirvana of mountain biking. That moment when you reach the … Continue reading Riding flat corners.
Since I’ve already attempted the 2 challenges which I set myself at the start of the year, I can’t really claim to be training for anything in particular. I do, however, like to maintain my fitness and think that I’ve improved this year, so don’t want to lose what I’ve gained. Since trying my biggest … Continue reading Back to training.
My last few rides have been trail rides where I've had an objective to reach and return from, rather than a structured training ride. I don't want to allow my improved fitness to diminish so today I decided on a ride with a structured training element. I'd ride to Brinscall Woods and do 10 laps … Continue reading Back to training.
I'll also be featuring a picture of weed growing at the side of the trail! Today I had time to ride but where and for what purpose? The rain early in the morning was biblical but by midday the roads were dry, due, I'm sure to the strong breeze. I knew the trail would still … Continue reading Do you always need a reason to ride?
It's funny how you learn things throughout your life. We, as a species, seem to have a thirst for knowing more which never leaves us whilst our minds are still healthy. Today I learned a few things on my mountain bike ride, some good and some less appealing! We've had showers since Monday afternoon but … Continue reading Never too old to learn!
At the top of the page is the view from my bike as I was about to leave home. I thought I'd try to ride 10 laps at Coppull Mill as I did 10 days ago but this time in under 25 minutes. Last time I was lapping in around 2 minutes 45 seconds but … Continue reading Enjoying my training.