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  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    It’s weird what you get used to and what you forget.

    * Following red arrows for two hours instead of navigating by paths and junctions.

    * Winding back and forth in wooded hillsides with little view.

    * Catching folk up and waiting to get past – and they always stop at the most inopportune moment.

    Great fun nonetheless and easier to concentrate on the riding and bike handling skills.

    As for the bike… it’s the first time in around a year I’ve been on the Blur and I’d completely forgotten what a FS bike feels like.

    * Rear wheel seems to have a life of its own and I found I had little feel for what was going on with the trail.

    * The 26″ tyres seem so narrow, small and far away 🙂

    But hey – it’s light and fast and soaks up the terrain.

    duir
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    The 26″ tyres seem so narrow, small and far away

    Put some 27.1″ wheels on it and call it a Bronson.

    Glenlivet?

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    I find the winding around with little view so disorientating.

    flatfish
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    scotroutes – Member
    It’s weird what you get used to and what you forget.

    * Winding back and forth in wooded hillsides with little view.

    * Catching folk up and waiting to get past – and they always stop at the most inopportune moment.

    * The 26″ tyres seem so narrow, small and far away

    Very, very true but you are spoilt with you local area.

    Premier Icon righog
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    As much as I love a view. I am a concentrate on the ride forest/Trail center rider. I save the view for walking. Takes all sorts ( Now thinking what open rides I can do 😀 )

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    matt_outandabout wrote:

    I find the winding around with little view so disorientating.

    It’s been very well done here though. On one swoopy section, I could have sworn I was accelerating uphill 🙂

    brakes
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    That’s because you were riding a decent bike for once.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Use the go pro to record any view and enjoy the riding.

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