There are two types of British mountain biker.
Those who want the snow to stay.
Those that want it go away.
I’m firmly a member of the latter.
Yes, it’s all very nice and lovely and scenic out there. But if I want nice and scenic experiences in the snow I’d rather do it on foot.
Riding a bike in this much snow is just a good walk spoiled. Like golf.
I miss riding in The Filth. Riding in Filth can be brilliant. Sketchy. Dangerous. Testing. Rewarding. Everything goes faster when you go wrong in Filth. And you have more of say in if/when/how you go wrong. And the landings aren’t comfortable. There’s no safety net.
I’m sure I’ll miss it when it’s gone but right now I say No to Snow.
Posted on: January 11, 2010 by Ben_Haworth