Part of the furniture
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Exeter UK, Athens Greece.
Bikes: Specialized RH, Scott Unitrack
First ride after 4 months.
Today i had my first proper ride after 4 months. (June..). Given a hectic and tiresome summer with research papers and moving to a new city i was out of biking for 4 months. Unfortunately i showed up for a ride today at the university MTB club, so the guys there put me through a 5 hour intense ride with loads of ups and downs, i spilled blood (j/k) on the uphills but i really enjoyed DH through twisty and super narrow singletrack, given the new city though, the terrain was different again!!!! this time i went through 100% loose terrain with small rocks causing me to loose balance on several occasions, luckiliy i didnt crash... Anyhow some (most) of the singletrack was so narrow that my legs and arms swiped through loads of vegetation.... Finally the torture is over and i am recovering in front of my PC. I guess that after a month i will regain both my fitness and my skills as i was afraid to go flat out on DH (new trail and 4 months out of riding....lost me my skills for a bit
). Thats all, oh and something else...i got numbness....new Flite Ti saddle, no cycling shorts, first ride...bad combo. Plus i am a bit tired of my HT it really blows my back a lot... thus i am looking at getting an Enduro Sworks light FR frame .
Dont let the mountain beat you.