Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Summer lovin’

Posted by Matt | August 3, 2007 | Leave a comment

I don’t like it.

After weeks and weeks of disgruntled moaning from the UK population in general (those that haven’t just floated off into the sunset) and the Mountain Bike community in particular, something seems to be afoot.

Looking at this weekend’s weather, the forecast appears optimistically to suggest that it’s going to be a winning combination of hot and dry with just light winds to ruffle our luxuriant manes of hair (that last bit doesn’t really apply to me).

It’s enough to make you feel quite unnerved – I mean, how are we supposed to cope with dusty hardpack? It don’t feel natural do it?

Actually, last night we took to the Hills and it was already becoming apparent how quickly the trails are drying out after just a handful of consecutively dry days, to the point where we were starting to mince round the occasional muddy patch.

If it carries on like this we’ll be sun bathing on Christmas Day.


Filed under Rides in August 2007


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 then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

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.

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