Thursday 21 August 2014

A Quick Update

I did try updating the blog on my iPhone from rural Herefordshire last week but failed miserably but this was the summary I typed.

The Saturday after the enduro practice day saw a long trail ride of over 150 miles around Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire with Daniel and Mike from the Herts TRF in preparation for their first ever rally (The Beacons the following weekend). We had sunshine, we had torrential rain and Daniel managed to plant himself and his bike in a hedge (pictures to follow)...

The following week I headed up north for the TRF Coast to Coast ride, from Hest Bank to Scarborough (the long way). For this I used the 990 Adventure.

A quick turnaround on Friday saw me headed off to Llandovery for the Beacons Rally, which went very well and I'm hoping for a good placing. The difference between me and the top five or so riders in the class is fairly big so I'm not sure I will improve much on my 6th place at the Ryedale Rally. To be honest that's only likely if there are lots of DNFs and whilst there were quite a few at the Beacons, I didn't see many in the Rally Class.

After the race I was due to be driving over to Rhayader for a week of camping and trail riding but as nobody was turning up until Monday I was going to be a billy no mates at the campsite on Sunday night. However my mates Rob and Jonny were also going to stay for the week but were headed back to Rob's house just over the border in Herefordshire and not going over to Rhayader on the Monday. Rob invited me back too, so I am now sitting on a comfy sofa having a beer and the bike has been jet washed and my kit bunged in the washing machine, whilst Jonny is preparing us dinner..... result!

A full update with photos will be appearing soon