I could tell when I walked my dog, Freddie, this morning that conditions were going to be good for mountain biking. After what's seemed like a wet winter we now have a cold period. It's colder than it's been for at least 10 years with winds blowing from the east. We are more used to … Continue reading A dry day in winter.
I spent some time trying to decide where I should ride, today. Healey Nab was tempting for its quality, well drained trails. I didn't want to set off without a specific goal so just riding round the trails didn't seem to fit the bill. I considered repeating the ride I did on New Years day … Continue reading Finding motivation.
Today I finally got out after a 6 day break which must be one of my longest breaks this year. I love Christmas but it does require a lot of preparation. I've also recently cut an oak tree down in my back garden. It was just getting too big after only 21 years. Who knew … Continue reading A trail ride before Christmas.
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.
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……
I couldn't ride on Friday so it's been 5 days since my last ride. It's a shame because Friday was fairly dry but we've had a lot of rain since. I thought about a road ride but they don't really appeal, so I rode Healey nab. I covered 9.46 miles but only really did one … Continue reading Wetter than an otter’s pocket!
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!
It's not really winter yet but I don't expect dry trails until April. Mud can be OK. I rode Healey Nab because I know it will always be rideable whatever the weather has been. It's a hill of about 680 feet and has a number of purpose built MTB trails. They're typical of man made … Continue reading Typical winter ride.