Thursday night ride. This time with a working bike. Still not got my brake back from Hope (my fault) but Weesters XT is working a treat. Good turn out tonight with Me, Toss, Weester, Wors and Wors's mate, Graham.
Up through Horrocks fold, Ciggy tunnel, Forest and then Burnt edge via the steps. I though we were doing the Kennels, but the pub was calling so Jay and Weest took us toward their new track. Down Coal pit was ACE. Dry fast rutted descent, we were flying down it. At the bottom we headed over to Dean Mills Res, this path has been upgraded since I last came along it last year and is now paved initially and then stoned up right to the Res. Here, Graham took a big old fall dropping off the res wall and must have landed about 20' from where he fell off. Large amount of claret from his leg, but, being the big hard bastard that he is, he merely laughed it off. I suspect I'd have been in A&E in tears had it been me.
Here, rather than drop to Coal Pit, the lads showed us the new track. Fucking WOW is all I have to say on the matter. 8" wide snaking singletrack which went on for ages, always gradually descending and then suddenly the plunge. Rocky, steep, switchbacked fall back onto the road. It was just fucking brilliant and I cant believe I have never known about it. I suspected there was a route up there and walked the dog loads of times but always ended up getting turned back at the fence.
From the road, me and Wors went up to Wilton Qaurries and scared ourselves stupid with some rather technical drops which again was fucking brilliant fun.
5 pints in the tap rounded off the perfect night. Fookin rough head this morning though.