Thought I’d give you a quick update on my riding, did the 3rd round of the Gorrick series today, decided to race open as I’m never sure what level I am. The pack started slower than I expected so I made my best effort to push through, but its tricky in a big group, so I was held up in the singletrack which saw the leaders disappear as I found it difficult to overtake in the twisty singletrack and I try to be as polite as possible. Continue reading
Thursday 11th June 2010, my second ride with Brighton mtb. Having not been on a bike for over 6 years now, and finally blowing the cobwebs off my bike 2 weeks previous I met the guys in the usual Stanmer Car Park for another fun fuelled evening.
To my complete surprise, I appeared to have lost most of my fitness and bike skills – the fitness and skills I thought would just still be there on tap. Continue reading
Last Thursday I joined up with the Brighton MTB for one of their now infamous Thursday night rides.
With a slight degree of nerves – this was my first night ride in a long time – and a large bucket of excitement I arrived at Sussex University Sports Car park. I met Simon – who I’ve ridden with a fair number of times – and got my bike ready. As the clock ticked towards 7pm, various people showed up and did the same with various people introducing themselves to the new faces – mainly myself.
With everyone ready, we set off into the woods. We did lots of nice climbs and some dusty single track. Compared to what I had been used to recently – mostly open tracks and muddle bridleways – this was a breath of fresh air. Continue reading