Spring has 2 possible start dates. The equinox around the 21st of March used to be considered correct but nowadays it's probably more common to cite the first of March. The other day I looked at weather.com which predicted 10 days without rain in our area. This is excellent news for every mountain biker so … Continue reading Spring has started early.
It's easy to enthuse about a winter ride. You can enjoy it for it's good points but who are we kidding? Riding dry trails is far better. We seem to have had a wet winter after a strange summer. We barely saw a drop of rain in March, April and May then barely a dry … Continue reading Spring can’t be far away.
Today we've had fantastic weather. Not a cloud in the sky all day. Despite the popular term "April showers" it's not unusual for us to have a good, dry month in April. Before the vegetation grows too high it can be some of the best mountain biking of the year. Today I returned to the … Continue reading Clear blue skies.
Just as you need the right horse to perform best on a particular race course you need the right mountain bike. Today I wanted to push myself on 2 different pieces of trail. The first is a climb which takes over 2 minutes, so is equivalent to an 800m running race on a track. The … Continue reading Horses for courses.
Not a tale of my origins in Yorkshire but a great ride this afternoon to Brinscall Woods. The picture at the top shows a few roots at the bottom of a fantastic downhill section. It has loads of exposed roots and some big drop offs where the ground has eroded under the tree roots. It's … Continue reading Back to my roots!
I rode Healey Nab today because I knew that the man made trail would be rideable. The strong winds over the past couple of days had even dried things out in the more open areas. I covered 9.6 miles in 3 laps with over 1000 feet of climbing. https://www.strava.com/activities/2075741508 https://www.strava.com/activities/2075741508/embed/a79211c02573b717500d68809ad7a70ebe8768f5 I rode 2 laps of … Continue reading A good Sunday ride.
https://www.strava.com/activities/2038004076/embed/0fd175d4ec71ffd190e9e50022920c32bc132820 Clicking on the link above should give you more information than you could possibly want about today's ride! Just click on the map for the details. It was good to get out today but with the rain we've had recently there were only 2 realistic choices of places to ride. I chose Healey Nab … Continue reading First ride since Christmas.