I should explain that the first image 'The Mineries...' is taken in the very on ground that is in the very heart of Mendip mounatin biking, to such an extent that when a ne w build up (or even just a tyre
) we would speak of a 'mineries debut' for said component or bike. The Mineries being a fairly wild area formerly occupied by the lead mining industry.
That other pic in the Alps was / is one of the finest rides I've ever done. there was singletrack all the way into Switzeralnd the RC35s were a on super soft setting with the heat. Later on my return to the U.K. very inspired I got my one & only F.S. bike (a DeKerf) but hard use in the Mineries over a few winters saw it retired...
maybe to reappear in the projects section next