Sunday, February 3, 2008

Dalby Forest training Saturday 2nd Feb

In the continuing effort to get our fitness levels up Adam and I (Mark) took to Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire on Saturday.
It's a fantastic place with some very impressive purpose laid out mountain bike trails, but as novices to the area we left the black route alone and followed the red route.

Soon after starting the red route it was clear that not many that morning had followed the black routes as the snow had completed covered the area. Along with the quite heavy snow the area had also lost all power so we were foolishly riding on empty stomachs, not being able to have breakfast at the trail cafe.

Anyway, the red trail proved to be extreemly challenging as it was, considering the added obstacle of snow and ice which had us both either over the handlebars or spining out of control on more than one occasion!

After about 4 and a half hours we called it a day and headed back for some well earned nourishment, but I don't think it will be the last time we have seen Dalby Forest.
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