First Ride of 2011

We didn’t do an end of month ride in December as the snow was still deep in the hills, so instead we rescheduled and had a ride a week later around the entire Syfydrin Trail at Nant yr Arian. There was a good turn out too, with 13 riders, including the regulars such as myself, Dave, Pete and Joh. Dan was out too on his new single-speed bike and James B joined us as he often does on the end of month rides. There were also quite a few new faces, not all of whom I got to meet properly, but there was Colin on a bike that was brighter than both of mine put together and Rupert and a few people from Machynlleth, including David who rides with us from time to time.

The weather was good although temperatures were below freezing most of the time. The trails were riding well and weren’t too icy or wet and we had a good day out with no incidents – just a couple of punctures for Pete. Everyone was struggling a little on the hills though thanks to the Christmas excesses but hopefully we all burnt off a few calories in the wild Welsh hills.

I took my GoPro camera with me, so here’s the first clip of some of the trails.

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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