Woah people, what a response! I think I'm gunna like this site.
It doesn't get ridden much to be brutally honest. Any time I'm on two wheels I'm riding to work on my cross bike these days. I wouldn't trust Dennis to still be in the stands at the end of the day. An MTB would be overkill for my route anyhow.
A bt more history. I used to ride the trails around West Cornwall in the days when it was open season everywhere and to see another MTB was really something. You could ride the coast path for miles and never saw a frown (if you were polite). The mine trails there are fantastic. miles and miles of them. You could get seriously lost. Spend all day on them and never make a double pass. Carn Brea, Crofty, Carn Marth, St Agnes, Chapel Porth, Portreath incline, Tehidy, Hells Mouth. HEAVEN!
When I moved on I took it on breaks to Wye Valley, Brecon and North York Moors. Peak District and Lakes. I rode up Rosedale Chimney on it and one epic day rode from Glenriding to Helvellyn and Dollywagon and an awesome descent (almost dab free - no sus remember
) back to Glenriding. In the afternoon I went for Wrynose Pass and Hardnott. I got to the top of the first without putting a foot down (I've never ever let any road climb beat me ever) but was beaten into submission simple because I hadn't eaten enough. Man was I P***d
Did 47.5 mph down a forest trail in Wales too. That's what it's set up to do - ride better at speed. It's a bit long for the tight stuff.
Now for a treat Dennis goes sniffing out the drove trails around Winchester and occasionally into QE Park at Butser. S'really good on the climbs but struggles a bit on those singletrack off camber tree roots.
Pics to follow soon