Return of the Dust (released April 2010)

No, it’s not another film by Pretty Sweet; it’s better than that: Summer seems to be on the way and dust has returned to the trails.

Today was one of those rare occasions when Wharncliffe is bone dry and you don’t have to fear slippery roots or mud-layered rocks. Blasting down ‘fast track’, the riders up ahead were kicking up a plume of dust and for once i didn’t care about the pain of dust in the eyes or not being able to see; it just felt great to be riding such good conditions.

And such good trails now i come to think of it. I’m not a massive fan of what i’ll call ‘pure downhilling’ but what ever your riding style after a few runs your speed really picks up; massive adrenaline buzz, massive fun. Definitely nice to see some XC guys on hard tails trashing the posers on their Iron Horse Sundays.

No pictures unfortunately, i was having too much fun for that! However you should check out the Wharncliffe Collective’s webby – it’s well worth the trip on a nice day.

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