Hitting the dirt

Friday I managed to get up and out for a good hour on the MTB, I striaght down the lane, over the fields and upon to the super ruts of the dis-used colliery slag heaps, down through the little wood single track, I crashed out of the woods stright into what was once a cool fast open section that has now been taken over by nettles. Got stung horribly, turned around and got out of there, which is not so fun as you really have to will yourself to move from a place where you are not getting stung, through the pain and emerge itchy and sore on the other side.

Now with stinging arms, legs and face! I hit the uphill return back through the woods on the eastern path to the bowl, spent a couple of minutes doing drops into the bowl, then kicked off back out the road, up to wickerlsey woods and home. All in all a fun ride, managed to clean the ruts through smarter line choices and kept the skin on my knees.

Tomorrow, the raw hide ladybower/derwent loop! big it on.

Oh and managed to get in a lovely hour road ride with the wife this morning. It’s so cool to do these things together.

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One Response

  1. I’ve taken to using Knee/shin pads to combat the nettles. Too hot for them at the moment though.

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