Twelve of us ( inc Rob, Vicky, Steve, Viv, Adrian & myself) trekked up/down/across to Bracknell, now the snow has receded.
The going varied from firm to soggy to muddy to snowy to icy to flooded, sometimes combining any two or three states at the same time.
We managed to achieve five good full body between us, although Vicky gets top marks for her double salto and head plant. I missed the fall, but a kind gentleman came along a few seconds later to re-enact the event. And it was nasty: head first into a boggy pit and graveyard of helmet parts. I am not sure why no one mentioned the danger to this guy, but Steve - who was the token softy - relented and closed off the trail with a branch.
It was a great ride, guided expertly, as ever, by Rob and Vicky. Although the ground conditions were variable, the weather was wonderful.
I opted for the shorter course, of 9.6 miles and 1300 ft climbed, however it felt a lot longer. The Wheetabix crowd kept going for another hour or so, while I recovered in the cafe.
It is good to be back on the bike again
Viv, unfortunately the Garmin track file is too large to load. I can send by email if required.
Ok - Windsurfing it isn't. This is the mountain bikers splinter group for when the wind don't blow!
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