After yesterday's frustration of being stuck in the office when it was superb riding weather outside, today I put that right with an afternoon off work but on my bike
As some of you are aware I had a high speed Dartmoor granite facial back in June & today was my first time back to the scene of the accident. Anyway I took things easy going round & I stopped to take a load of pics. It was so hot & sunny I even had to put on sun screen at the start The trails were mostly dry & running fast - just right. I did encounter some 'silver' red sox going down the widowmaker but they got out of the way with no complaint - I think they were secretly hoping I was going to make a right ****t of myself & bin it in front of them but I managed to stay upright. My legs didn't quite make the full distance & I had to pass on the second descent of the widowmaker, I did however do the Ringmore Cottage/Meavy descent instead which was great fun. I only saw two other riders out on the loop so had the trails to myself.
Here are a few pics for your delectation & delight
The trail from South Hessary Tor towards Nun's Cross & the widowmaker
Burrator reservoir in the distance - not far to go then
the bridleway below Sheepstor
the Ringmore Cottage/Meavy descent
the ford at Meavy & no I didn't ride across (I'm a wimp)
Burrator reservoir with Leather Tor in the background
Eylesbarrow to Nun's Cross trail complete with Dartmoor ponies
the return journey South Hessary Tor going towards Princetown with the TV mast in the distance
anyone else get out for a ride today?