I'll admit that I'm seriously addicted to mountain biking. The physical exertion, slight sense of danger and my love of mechanical things make it the perfect sport for me. I spend some time thinking about mountain biking even when I'm not riding and today, whilst walking my dog, Freddie, I had the chance to plan … Continue reading Getting high.
No, I'm not a Bob Dylan fan either. But things are certainly going to change in my mountain biking life. This morning started dry but was scheduled to get wetter later so I took the decision to get out early. Just a quick ride around Healey Nab because I knew it would be all rideable. … Continue reading Times they are a changing.
A short period of better weather is quite a treat at this time of year. The trails are very muddy but in England we ride anything! I took the mainly off road route to the north side of Healey Nab and had already ridden for 23 minutes when I took 2 of the photographs in … Continue reading A glorious autumn day but I’ve heard something tragic.
Today I took the Boardman to ride 3 laps of Healey Nab. It was sunny when I set off but rather chilly. We must have been close to a frost early this morning and the leaves have started to fall. We haven't had a cold snap to kick the autumn off but I just think … Continue reading A little ride and a new project.
The rain has continued to be very heavy but not heavy enough to deter a determined rider! Since my last ride on the newly acquired but 23 year old Proflex, I've given the forks a service, cleaning the internals and lubricating them. They feel much smoother and have lost a lot of the notchiness which … Continue reading Rain of biblical proportions!
In many countries mountain biking is a dry weather sport. Fortunately in Britain we ride year round. We just need to make adjustments for the wetter weather. I have a few choices locally which still offer good riding in almost any weather. I've been riding at Birkacre and Coppull mill on my last 2 rides, … Continue reading Summer ending is not a problem.
I like being at home. I enjoy going away but miss home. I miss my garden and walking my dog, Freddie, in our local woods. I went to North Yorkshire for a weeks holiday then spent only 4 days at home before visiting our son in Sussex. I managed a mountain bike ride in Yorkshire, … Continue reading Home is where the heart is.