Did 3 hours this morning, including short stops (37 miles or so I think - still not found a battery for computer - durgh). Wanted to get back to my old stomping grounds (Clent Hills) so decided to ride there from home.
About six big, for me, climbs on the way (killer to get off the road to the bottom of the off road bit of Clent) but manned up for the hills and happy to still be in one piece.
Was fantastic to be back up Clent though, where I spent the large majority of my time BITD; not been back up since about 98/99 so was cracking.
Funny how you remember all the rocks and trails so quickly.
Managed to drop the bike about a mile from home - attempting to bunny hop from road to pavement on last slow up hill bit and my dead legs refused to lift the rear end up enough... so classic back wheel hits the kerb and dumps you in the hedge.
Mainly bruised ego though, so no harm done (bike's OK - which is the main thing).
All in all, fantastic ride and awesome to be flat to the saddle pumping my legs to hell at 40mph+ again on the way back to Hagley.
The old bikes still got it.
(Looking forward to Long Mynd now).
50's Phillips Trike (child's) || 94 Saracan MaxTrax
|| 96 GT Zaskar LE
|| 98 Diamond Back Viper Pro BMX
Wanted: lots of things. But my money has all gone... for now...