After a wet weekend we're enjoying a dry day, today. I walked the dog and found Duxbury woods to be very muddy. Fortunately Freddie doesn't care. I'm not concerned when walking but it was certainly going to affect my mountain biking. The only realistic option, apart from a road ride, was to ride to Healey … Continue reading Making an everyday ride exciting.
Today I decided to face a demon of my own creation. It's a technical climb with a very steep final part and I set it as a target for the year in January. I chose to ride my Whyte JW4, which is 15 years old, because it has the lowest gear. I used to ride … Continue reading Facing my demons.
.......and cows! Today was a good day to try for a sub 11 minute lap of Healey Nab red graded trail. I’ve mentioned often that this is one of my targets for the year and I’ve had a few goes at it with a best time on Strava of 11 minutes 8 seconds, though … Continue reading The best laid plans of mice and men……
I'm glad I rode my bike yesterday since today it's raining. Still, the garden needs the rain since we've had a very dry period. The soil was hard and starting to crack which can't be good for the plants. Everything is starting to bloom now and it's a pleasure to be outside. I worked on … Continue reading Seeing nature from the saddle.