Despite my invitation to the entire worldwide Mountain Biking community only 8 people turned up for this years ride of The River. Maybe not as many people read my blog as I think, or maybe everybody was just getting ready for Christmas. yeah, that must be it.
Our latest Epic journey to one of my favourite mountain biking destinations was in complete contrast to every other one. It was warm, and sunny. And while there were still plenty of puddles they were smaller, shallower and smelt funny. Wild flowers were in abundance and we even saw a happy snake slither away. All in all it was unnervingly pleasant and the new riders who had never ridden here before may be in for a savage surprise when we ride here next time and normal conditions return.