Yesterday was such a great day out. Good company, a few beers, pub lunch, friendly banter, sunshine and mountain bikes.
Club rides like this are the best. We rode around all day in a new location (for 90% of us), there was plenty of fun to be had (hopefully some video evidence shortly to back that up) and for me, for the first time I didn’t feel like I was struggling.
Yes there were some big climbs and some we had to push up, but on the whole my Bike Village week has given me a new lease of MTB life.
Not sure if I was fitter (certainly must be), but I think it was mainly the mental side of things. I knew I could ride all day and climb 1000m as I had done it for 6 consecutive days 2 weeks ago.
I got back on the bike on some struggling sections to see if I could indeed climb and I could. I even joined some of the others on a bit of a hill climb challenge. I wouldn’t even have thought about this a month ago!
I must now get on with writing the ride report for the MB Swindon website…