Mountain Bike Shenanigans

Ice Puddles of Doom
February 14th, 2021

So the last week has been cold in our area, uncharacteristically so because living by the sea tends to give us a microclimate that is a bit warmer than everything else. Yet this last week the mercury hasn’t gone above freezing which has meant that the trails have gone from saturated and muddy to rock solid and frozen.

The trails are just as waterlogged as they were but today the riding was on the whole fast and I returned home with a bike that wasn’t in need of a full clean and prep.

Irish Sea

The highlight of the ride were numerous ice puddles, look like puddles but turn out to be half an inch of water over sheet ice of varying strength and thickness, but all equally lethal if you try and turn too sharply.

Ice Puddle

Getting Lost in the Woods
January 2nd, 2021

Well metaphorically speaking (as they are not really big enough to get properly lost in). Any way good to get out #StillExploring

Pinewoods

Icy Gravel
January 1st, 2021

New Year, cold weather and some ice, but I managed a decent ride and managed to link up a few bits locally that I had researched.

Icy Gravel

The second half of the ride was picking up the remainder of the Liverpool 100km Roubaix from last year where I had cut short due to fading light. Well I am not sure I missed much in terms of cobbled sections, but it was good to explore some new bits of Lancashire.

Adios 2020
December 31st, 2020

A few good rides, but in all a year that won’t be remembered for many highlights

End of the Year Ride
December 22nd, 2020

After getting into some decent riding, ended up getting a bit under the weather in December and did not get out on the bike.

Action Paused

So Nick and I braved the elements to get one more ride in for 2020. It was good!

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