Took a break from moaning about the snow today and went for a ride in it. It was pretty hard to find the trail in places and the climbs had to be walked. Rode some fun descents though and took the Ragley Ti down some tech steps just to keep my hand in. You can’t beat the confidence you get from sticking a slack head angled bike into the unknown. At times the sky and all of the ground was the same colour and I felt like I was free falling.

A beard full of snow and ice is a great feeling and like all good natural fibres it provides good insulation and breathability. Have to say I feel sorry for all the beardless gents out there. Your faces must be freezing.

Hopefully normal service will resume soon and I can get out on to Gisburn and Lee Quarry to do some work!