so i didn't ride on tuesday but i have just got back from 3 days riding
day 1 was at Cannock Chase, the follow the dog/monkey trail, totally different ride on a modern bike! although it was very slippy
day 2 was at Coed Y Brenin, the MBR trail but with some added Adams Family trails! it was awesome!
basically as i got two thirds of the way round i realised i could climb from the river all the way to the top of the mountain (almost 30mins constant climbing in mid ring 1st) with the adams family trails which aren't a part of the MBR trail, i could then do all the awesome descents then carry on with the rest of the MBR trail, total ride time was about 3 hours 15mins, no stops other than to change outer clothing layers etc and the odd minute or so breather. for thise that haven't done this i would highly recommend riding here.
day 3 (today) was a shortened version of the mbr trail then the Adams trails again, i love those descents! i deliberately did the whole descent non stop as hard as i could (i thought i was filming it but i hit the wrong button and it didn't work
) it was brilliant, it's such a rocky descent and it was wet aswel but there is always good grip here, it was one of those descents when you know you got every gear change/pedal stroke/corner/berm etc as good as you can do it, total smile factor, caught and overtook 2 riders at speed, luckily they heard me coming and moved to the side of the track to let me through
having just spent 4 hours driving home i think tomorrow i will just chill out then ride again on sunday, i'm not flying speed wise but i think i am fit enough for the HONC on the 10th which is my main aim for the moment
here's a clip from youtube of the adams family trails, they don't look anywhere near as fast or steep (in places) on video though
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