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.


MTB Tunes Vs Road Tunes

A bit revelation for you, I love music and depending on my mood it can be any kind of music, I go through seasons really for the past 6 months  – Year it has been rock & metal I am now transitioning into dance/trance/house music and I suspect it has something to do with the bike!

For ages I’ve been riding just a MTB big knobbles, & suspension. Riding hard and fast in a striaght line eating up miles of trail, switch backs, hills and loving the rough stuff!

Now I’ve become a tarmac junkie, I love it spinning out mile after mile keeping the revs high, flying along concentrating over speed.

The MTB music is always something hard, angry and often screaming such as:

Hitting a fast windy section of track with that in your ears will really do it!

But for on the road i’m more into something a bit my rythmic such as:

What do you guys listen to… if anything on the trail / road.

Tomorrow Running Tunes!


Dearest Readers, I am currently taking a weeks leave to spend time with the family, on the road, on the trails and generally recharge….. although i’m feeling pretty tired now after a 300miles behind the wheel day.

I have had some good time on the MTB and planning a long road ride with Al’s latest nudgeof inspiration for the riders writing circle I’ll have plenty to say next week.

In the mean time, have a great week all and I shall quench your thirst for ramblings and nonesense once again on Monday.

Take Care, Much Love



Sneak Peek picture of whats to come next week.

Single Track Heaven

Single Track Heaven