One foot in front of the other

One foot in front of the other

The MTB finally made an appearance this weekend – poor thing – it has been woefully forgotten in place of the roadie for the past year and a half. It was great fun to be on the trails again. A small downside is that it’s rather flat here so it’s more cross-country than downhill trails but it was wonderful to be on the bike and off the roads!

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We headed out of Stamford on the main road, having said that, but soon found an alternative way home from the woods. This prompted the thought that it creates a nice little loop for practicing transitions. I drove the 9 miles out to Wakerly before setting out on foot – 12 miles of trails home to Stamford to hop on the bike back to the car.

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As I am currently doing a trail shoe test for Trail Running Mag it has been great to get outside and explore the local trails – something that has been pushed to the side for so long. So many of the paths here are connected by a fair amount of road and it takes a long time looking at a map to get around much of it. Having an account on OS helps – their online service is great and I am a big fan of it. I find myself on there an awful lot plotting out new routes and scouting areas.

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Running up to Easton on the Hill

 

 

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