Mountain biking is intrinsically risky. The chances of injury are something we have to accept to enjoy the sport. Today I rode Rivington which is quite a big area of excellent MTBing. I took a considerable risk on one long downhill despite having thought that I should take it easy and try to learn the … Continue reading Taking a risk.
I've had a good year with no injuries. I've got my 3 bikes into good order. I'm not just riding around on any of them with known faults. For my last ride of the year I rode from home to Rivington. It's a big area and has always been popular with mountain bikers. I did … Continue reading Last ride of 2018.
I love Christmas but it can mess up my riding. Yesterday I did probably my last ride before Father Christmas calls! With the amount of rain we've had the prospects weren't great. I decided to do some exploration locally in a place I've rarely ridden before. The area was a Royal Ordnance bomb factory from WW2 … Continue reading Christmas is on it’s way……
After such a wet ride 2 days ago it's been drier and fairly windy. The trails have dried up considerably. I had decided to ride to Birkacre where there are some fabulous corners. I particularly like a fast section where you are constantly heading downhill. It starts with a left/right combination. Then after a 30mph … Continue reading King of all I survey….
I haven't been able to ride for 4 days due to the weather and not wanting to upset my wife. I'm sure she thought we had important things to do at the weekend in the run up to Christmas and would have seen no reason for me to ride in very wet conditions. For the … Continue reading Looks like winter is here!