Wide open vistas or deep in the woods
Variety for me. A bit of everything is my preference.
In the face of a gale on the Plain in mid-winter, or sailing along in the dusty, chalky sunlit beauty of summer in the same place.
Large drops of rain, splatting down your neck in February in the Surrey Hills, or seeking the shade of the trees as the sun beats down.
Etc, etc, etc.
It’s all riding, and all good!Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
woods every time.Posted 4 years ago
I like the open sometimes but it tends to invoke feelings of isolation and moments of introspection…. I ride to escape those kinds of things so I much prefer tree, tree, tree, bush, gate, tree, bush, tree, tree, fence, tree, tree, tree than lllloooooonnnnnggggg oooooopppppppeeeeeeeennnnnn rrrrroooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaddddddddddddd.bartimaeusMember
It has to be both… my local ride always includes a climb to the top of the hill for views South over Chichester Cathedral to the Channel and the Isle of Wight – and North to the South Down Way. Then it’s down into the woods for some fun, over to the next ridge for a blast through the woods and then out into open fields for more fantastic views. it’s always a joy.Posted 4 years agospacemonkeyMember
Both. Wide, open vistas punctuated by Z-74 speeder blasts through the forests of Endor…………………..or something.
That’ll be Barry Knows Best before they started all the logging 🙂
Had this conversation with the FIL when we were out on a yomp. Whilst I love hilly/mountainous climbs and ridges with the panoramic vista that accompanies them, I feel most at home in the woods. Put another way, when we, as a family, go to a NT or EH home or similar, I’d rather go and lose myself in the surrounding forest.Posted 4 years agobokononMember
I like both – but woodland wise I prefer deciduous woodland/stand are and coppice to pine plantations – my favourite runs on the chase are all in the older woodland, rather than the fun but too often samey pump track nature of some of pine plantations up there. Outside of the chase (my local) then I tend to go big – peak district, lake district etc. and end up out of trees, up the top of hills where possible.Posted 4 years ago
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