Riding Frozen Trails

Your annual lecture. Today, some of the trails were just, and I mean only just, frozen. I was out early, to get some grippy-trail-excitement. Proper frozen trails can give you more fun than even the best dry summer trails. Why? Perfect grip both up and down. Some trails, unrideable even if the best of weather,…

Riding frozen trails

Yesterday’s ride was one of those special ones. If you are a skier you might understand. The excitement began earlier in the week with the cold and predicted deep freeze. By Saturday I had put my plan in place and advised the crew. Meet at mine, 7 am. It was still dark. On the day…

Frosty rides are fun and clean but you must get up early

This morning I had an early ride and the trails were frozen. I love rides like this as the grip is incredible. You can ride up, down and across stuff that you just cannot do at other times of the year even a dry summer. Once the fun is over you can go home and…

Riding for pleasure not pain

The ride I rose early excited by the prospect of riding on frozen ground. My wife was surprised that I didn’t want a lay in but some winter days are special. Its not all about going flat out, I told myself, ride for pleasure not speed. And I did. I stopped to take pictures, chat…