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Just 12 miles, and for ten of them we were lost!

Posted by Matt | May 23, 2016 | 3 comments so far

Jem drops off on Old Windmill Hill

Jem drops off on Old Windmill Hill

It’s been a busy couple of weeks riding-wise; lots of people seem to be trying to get the miles in to build some fitness for the summer season. And some of us just have plenty of time on their hands (cough!).

With that as a backdrop, Sunday turned out to be an opportunity to once more head to Tunnel Hill for some exploration of the trails. There’s stacks of riding over there, but alas our collective Garmin let us down. The trails are so obscure that it’s good old-fashioned local knowledge needed to string a decent ride together.

Nevertheless, Jem, Lloyd, Kev and myself made a valiant attempt; we found some good riding and for much of it thought we recognised some of the trails from Ddub’s fine leadership earlier in the year.¬†Ultimately though, one forest clearing tends to look much like another and for most of our time we were essentially lost!

Thank goodness the trails were dry, it was nice and warm and we weren’t too fussed about where we went!

An uphill struggle

An uphill struggle

Matt hops a log

Matt hops a log

Lloyd heads downhill

Lloyd heads downhill

Jem pops his wheel

Jem pops his wheel

Matt on Old Windmill Hill

Matt on Old Windmill Hill

Homeward bound

Homeward bound

Filed under Rides in May 2016

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

There are 3 comments on ‘Just 12 miles, and for ten of them we were lost!’

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  1. John Romer says:

    Nice photos – especially Old Windmill Hill.

  2. Kev says:

    Really enjoyed riding somewhere different even if we were mostly making it up as we went along! Also, didn’t actually get shot by the platoons of troops that were out on Sunday ?

    One positive is we always manage to find our way back to the car … Thanks to Lloyds reliable Garmin! ?

    Tunnel Hill will be revisited soon as there is so much there to string together.

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