Out Again

12th August 2015
Twice in one week... with only a day off inbetween....

Yep, out on the mountain bike this week, and I hurt! Both rides so far have been "proper" mountain bike routes, by which I mean out on the open fell and not running around trail centres. This is what I used to do, and love... but riding solo it does come with inherent risks (which can be largely mitigated, but I do miss riding with company at least some of the time).

Today's ride was a bit of a nightmare though. It turned into a bog bash, carrying the bike for some way. The final descent was cracking - if probably a little more committing than ideal for a solo ride (I can get off and walk if things get too hairy!). The highlight was seeing the stone circles above Eskdale though, somewhere I need to return to another time.

My initial ride around Loweswater was much easier terrain, although with a brutal climb, and I think today I was still feeling a lot of the aftereffects of this first route! Cracking views though!

I am a bit broken now...

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