Well, as it was a beautiful day on Saturday (and Karen was out wedding dress shopping with our daughter anyway
) I decided to give the 'bird its first flight (so to speak).
A 30km loop from home, which starts with a 3km warm-up along some old railway track and then climbs (cheekily
) through farmland, forestry and moorland to about 375metres. A few kms of slogging along sheep tracks through the heather and then (another) cheeky descent down a water authority track to about 30 metres.
Then, of course, another slog back up through forestry and moorland to the 400 metre mark before the best part of the day - the descent into "The Port" (or Glion Dhoo). At times ultra straight-down-the-fall line steep, rocky, boggy, technical but always fun at the end of a ride.
Probably the easiest I've ever ridden it too, although there was ice in places and it was ultra wet. All credit to the bike of course - I felt slightly off form as I haven't been out properly for a month following my rib/kidney bruising incident.
A few bike pics anyway - nothing exotic as you can see. Apologies for the mismatched wheels and the (very tidy) Taiwanese welding and anything else that might offend
The Rampages (both 2.35") are run ghetto tubeless, by the way.