awesome quality day!!
got my arse out of my pit in the hotel, had breakfast and headed for the castle! as normal with retrobike meets there was a bunch of questionably attired blokes in a random carpark!
as usual handshakes, what's your name? yeah but who are you on the forum?!
it never gets old, for example, ken is dave and jimi is mark etc!!
if you haven't been to a meet then you won't get it!
i dragged the kona explosif out of the van, and followed the group towards the climb, legs burning already from the previous 2 days riding, immediately into rooty rocky slippy terrain and it needed so much concentration but in a good way and this was the red trail, the so called easy one! my arms were getting a battering from the P2 forks but the handling of the old beastie was spot on, it was it's first proper ride since being rebuilt 3 months ago
we eventually got back to the castle, and hit the cafe with a vengeance!
at which point the usual comedy conversations came out, mustangs were mentioned after the sighting of a raleigh lizard!
don't mention the mustang!
after lunch we hit the black trail, extremely rooty
mostly rideable but very hard in places and i will admit to putting foot to mud several times!
i have taken loads of pictures but i'll upload them when i get home in a few days after i have edited and cleaned them up abit.
i would like to say a massive thank you to the macretro clan, awesome bunch of guys making us all feel welcome and showing us some of the best natural trail trail centre riding i have ever been on.
i tip my hat to you gentlemen
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