Riding Wednesday this week as Graham and chums were supposed to be coming over for a guided ride around the fleshpots of Rivi, but he'd broken his arm wanking apparently.
Therefore solo mission. I did plan to doing a decent ride, but my legs were a bit tired from Mondays race round Darwen so I took my time and pootled up to two lads. I did take the bike up the rocky track to Burnt Edge to see how well it climbed against my old bike and I flew up it dab free. I have to say that it really is a brilliant climber.
For a change I took the muddy track to the top of Two Lads from the road and then the singletrack up to Winter Hill mast.
My timing was perfect to see the sun setting so I headed up to the shoulder to grab some pics.
Anyway, you get the idea... stunning!
So what to ride home ? I thought I'd finally have a go at the full ridge ride down to the Singletrack from Dean Mills Reservoir. Been meaning to have a go at it for over 3 years now, and lets just say I wont be doing it again any time soon. Its the only descent off Winter Hill that requires pedalling all the way down hill.
The ST to Scout Road was nice, but in the failing light and overgrown grass I had a few moments. Minced down the steep stuff and walked the corner... Fair play to Donk for clearing that. It is fucking steep.
Flicked the light on for the run past the tramp and home.
Lights now needed for anything after 8.30 I reckon. Lovely to get out again though.