Today I was meeting Jumbly for a ride at 11am so before I went to Rivi I nipped into Bolton to get a new battery for Ali's watch, it turns out there was nothing wrong with the battery but hey I tried! Since I was then in Bolton Town Centre I took a different route over via Barrow Bridge. Once getting on Georges Lane I had loads of time, so I went down the ICR, I rode it ok although I kept scaring myself and having to slow down as I was going, for me, fast. I know speed is my friend but I'm a wimp!
After this I was heading down the singletrack next to the Belmont-Rivi road to get to top barn, got to the top of three steps, rode one, two, straight over the bars landing on my face! Got detached from my bike and up, face hurt but everything else ok, back on bike, oops I'm a bit dizzy, waited a bit then slowly made my way to top barn. Once there I had a look at the bike, I had already realised something was up with my brakes as the lever wasn't in an easy place to use. The rest seemed fine, I rotated the lever, but I think I have actually bent it as it hasn't been right for the whole ride.
Jumbly was out on her new singlespeed, I had a quick spin in the car park and it seems lovely. We did an eight mile loop over to the nab and back, saw a couple of peeps working on the new trail.
Then it was back to Chapel Tea rooms for some cake. Before splitting and heading home, in my case via Belmont. This is when the rain came and visibility dropped. Still I always have lights on my singlespeed so it was fine.