Tuesday afternoon and the ex was having the kids, so at 4pm packed up and headed to Lee Quarry. I;ve not been since they did the extra stuff at Cragg, new pump track at Lee so was looking forward to it. Been nice and dry too so lots of dusty riding was in the offing.
Quite a lot of broken glass down on the roads so I decided to park on Futures. Kitted up and headed up the hill. Place was pretty quiet but then I was early and most people would be a work still.
The big berm has been repaired and rode really well and I was soon over the two tables into the skills area, these also have been beefed up a bit. Spin up to the top of the trail head and grabbed a quick pic.
Took the long drag up to the Famine Road and then onto Cragg. I like Cragg... is very flowy and the extra sections they have put in are ace... its just hard work. To really enjoy the track, you have to be pedalling all the way round and it really took it out of me. Saw a few other bikers on the outbound section as I was heading back.
Back up the road to start the decent. I took the 1st couple of jumps ok, but then on a larger one, I fcuked it up once again and the front wheel nose dived. Really close to going over to a painful faceplant, but the forks bottomed out and took it. Shit myself. I either should just keep things on the ground or get myself some proper instruction as to how to jump cause I really am shit at it.
Back into Lee and rather than turn left, I went right and down the slab, over the bridge and did the berms into the skills area again. Battered the hill the all the old red to the gate and then went up to have a look at the new pump track. Suprisingly they were both empty so I have a quick play, then went to have a look at the drops that have been causing so many problems. I have to say I didnt fancy any of the fuckers.... way above my ball size.
Watched a few lads size them up and all take the easy drop and then decided to do another loop of the red and back to the car... flowed really well, the bit through the woods is just ace, very reminiscent of Penmachno.
Was pretty shagged out by the time I got to the car... and only 14miles. I think it must have been all the pedaling in Cragg the fucked me up. Great night though.