There have been few times in my entire mountain biking life when, after a ride, I've thought that it hadn't been worth getting out. After almost a fortnight with snow on the ground the temperature has now risen causing the remnants of the snow to turn to a mixture of slush and hard, compacted ice … Continue reading Not worth riding?
I wasn't impressed on my last ride. It had snowed but the snow was melting in places and forming ice in others. It wasn't cold enough to freeze the thick mud and I didn't enjoy the unpredictable trail conditions. I was aware that what I really needed was no snow at all or more snow … Continue reading You need the right type of snow.
After 4 days without a ride I was eager to get out today. The problem was that I'd woken yesterday to a snow shower which had left a thin covering. We walked our dog, Freddie, and I think it may have been the first time in his three and a half years that he's experienced … Continue reading Is it worth riding in ice and snow?
Actually, for me, it's more like "it's no fun", rather than snow fun. I've never enjoyed riding in snowy conditions and we've had snow lying on the ground for the last week. Instead of riding, to help my fitness, I've done some long walks with my dog, Freddie. I walked up Great Hill on Sunday … Continue reading Snow fun.
It was -3 this morning and the roads were still icy in the middle of the day. I decided to ride some places which I have barely seen in the last 20 years. They weren't great! I covered 14 miles mainly on the road. It always surprises me when I ride in woodland areas, which … Continue reading Icy roads.