Yes, I think we've all had days like that, shame it was Xmas day, hopefully you managed to dodge a bit of telly repeats and so on.
I did. The best thing about it was the feeling that at least I'd got out on the bike and given it a go, rather than chickening out.
But you don't half get some funny looks from people in cars. They're off to meet their relatives, swap pressies and eat Xmas dinner -- and you're on a muddy MTB in full cold-weather gear heading for the hills...
Must check out Slindon woods - I only ever went through it above slindon whilst on a ride out that way.
To be honest Da-Evo, going through it is all I do as well.
Looking at this map
, I use the subway to ride under the A27 onto Dukes Road, turn right into the car park (beige oval on the map) and then ride north through the wood until I come out near the junction at the top of Slindon Bottom Road. Just to the left of that junction, there's a boundary between two fields that goes in a northerly direction
. That's a bridleway that takes you all the way to the woods to the north-east of Eartham. Once I get into that, I can head west to the woods north of Slindon, then turn south to go to Slindon Village and then head back home. From Barnham, that's about a 1h 45m loop.
1993 Saracen Sahara Elite (with a few mods...)