With the thermometer dipping below 10, many of the usually punters stayed in bed while the Bicycle Riders Mountain Bike cohort made the trek to Daisy Hill, and were rewarded with minimal crowds. The lack of other bodies and cycling groups ensured that the trails and tempo were flowed freely, which helped to keep body temperature up and spirits high!
This episode of the BRM social shop ride saw two new bikes in the mix, a super light SWorks XC hardtail 29er and a 29er+ Plus with huge tyres (3.0). It was great to see these new bikes and how they performed under the conditions, and to meet some new riders!
The lack of rain over the past several months left trails very loose and sandy, conditions which saw the 29+ shine. Despite the dryness, this bike held traction, even the loosest of conditions. Over the course of the ride, we saw several variations of Fatbikes and 29er+, which was incredible, and something unheard of just a few years ago.
In the last twelve months, off-roading has been embraced by many, new riders and we welcome the following! Mountain Bike riding is exhilarating, interesting and fun. For recreational riders and commuters alike, it is a change from the predictability of track or road riding, taking the rider away from the hustle and bustle of life.
All in all the trails were fantastic with minimal traffic along with spectacular weather - another great ride!
If you have never been off road before, we welcome you to join us, we run at a steady pace and love to share our passion with anyone ready to dip their toe in the water. For more details give us a call on 3899 8232. Alternately, just ask Chris, Andy or Gwen at the shop.