Is the much-maligned discipline of trials a vital part of our mountain biking diet we’re missing out on?
Ric’s Innerleithen adventure diary.
Have a think about your favourite ride, now have think about your favourite corner on your favourite ride. Chances are on the inside of that corner is a tree. Trees make up more than fifty per cent of the reasons for corners. See, trees are popular in the countryside cropping up, or should I say copsing up all over the place? you can’t just plot a straight line and gas it – not in the woods. These leafy bark covered beauties define the terrain we ride. That is, until they’re not there anymore.
Rowr! Want to check out all the awesome bikes that’ll be hitting a shop near you in the coming year?
This pedal over the mountains behind Machynlleth and Aberdyfi was the personal target that I’d set myself since I started this fat to thin by bike thing back in June last year.
The time of the desert is over – let there be trade show!
Where did we leave off? Oh yeah, right… Well, yesterday was tough – proper tough. We managed to nab a load of 2011 Giant’s and threw them in the back of our Chevy Suburban (the burb!) before heading to Bootleg Canyon. Sadly though, by the time that we’d collected the bikes etc it was approaching 12 noon.
I’d love to say good morning or evening to you all but to be honest, I’ve know idea what time it is!
All I do know is that I crawled out of bed at 03:55 GMT this morning and it’s now just gone 20:00 in our hotel/motel/Holiday Inn in Boulder City.
I’ve lost 4 stone 12lb, annoyingly just 2lb short of 5 stone, and I’ve pedalled a grand total of 3284 miles.
Evening all, apologies for the delay and lack of blogs from Spain but our apartment’s wifi was more hit and miss than an amateur darts tournament!