Great day out with some great riding, company, mud, food, weather, karma, bargains and bikes.
Ed & Paul's special morning together. Sure it was a highlight for Paul at least. Explains why Ed was playing "Sensual Healing" on the Mini's stereo - there was me thinking he was a Marvin Gaye fan.
Cheers for that John.
Once he'd skillfully separated me and marctwotone from the rest of the group, Ed's special route took in all the sweet fire-road climbs and wide, straight, non technical fire-road descents, negotiated at a moderate, gentlemanly pace. The steeper climbs involved Ed dismounting and running his bike up the hills shouting "Hear the big dog bark!"
I kept pointing out likely looking bits of singletrack, but Ed reassured me that we were on the right route with the endless fire-roads and occasional footpaths.
Anyway, despite what he may tell you, the bruises on Ed's inner thighs were nothing to do with me.