Cold dry trails – Fab Findon Fling

6 12 2010

Seventeen hardy souls turned out on an absolutely freezing cold morning to enjoy some glorious frozen hard summer-like trails near Findon. Guy ably lead us on a fine mixture of open download vista-biking and utterly glorious twisting narrow singletrack. It was very, very cold but the feedback from everyone was that it was so worth braving the elements and getting out there.

A perfect winters day for a bike ride

Here’s some comments from folks over on the forum

“Cheers guy, really enjoyed the route. My toes have just about come alive again!”

“Cheers for a great ride out with a good bunch. I certainly felt like I’d had a good workout afterwards.”

“Cracking ride. Those descents were running so fast on the frozen ground.”

“Amazing views. Amazing company. Amazingly cold! Amazing cake. Perfect.”

There’s some link to some photos over on the right there, along with a clever GPS log thingy of the route (thanks Dubcat) in case  you’re ineterested in where we went..

Big thanks to Guy for such a successful ride, and arranging such excellent dry conditions 🙂 and to everyone else for all your contributions.

Here’s to the next one


Rich F





One response

7 12 2010

Just to remind everyone how lucky we were, on the recce two weeks before the whole route was a muddy wet slog, by the Tuesday after the ride there was an inch of snow on the ground, by thursday morning the trails were under 8-10in of powder snow (with 2-3ft deep drifting) and if we’d gone out a week later on the following Sunday the ride would have been on a mix of ice and gloopy mud!

It was a bit of a fluke getting hardpack dry frozen ground and good visability 🙂

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