I Heart The Woods
I have been out riding in the woods a lot recently. It has been good. After we got back from the lakes (stay tuned…) trips involving getting in the car and spending a whole day on the trails have been put on hold whilst work/exam/other commitments have been filled. As a consequence the quick two hour ride around the woods has become my main riding fill, and I have been loving it.
I think May is by far the best time to ride the Endor-like speeder bike singletrack around these parts. A sweet combination of hardpacked buffness and swoopy steep super-loam. I can think of one specific bit of trail that, in my head at least, is almost identical to Star Wars’ finest, just lacking the small moon gravity. That would be sweet for huuuuge jumps. If I were an Ewok I would be a freeride god.
But I digress. Due to an upcoming change in circumstances the woods I have grown up with are not going to be at my front door for much longer. I appreciate that there will be other woods, other trails just beyond the doorstep, won’t there? Does everyone have it this good? This is probably just a may thing, as the trails are perfect right now, and come July time when riding the woods will mean a wip-lashing from damp bracken I will look back at this post in awe. But the woods are good right now. I’ll miss them when I’m gone.