Sunday, 26 May 2013
Ali had given me a pass out and Hannah, Sarah and Al were playing out. We decided to meet at Langsett and I plotted two routes over, one on the road and one off. As the weather was nice I decided on the off-road route over cutgate. I was 500m from the house before I was off and walking, not a surprise since I was heading up what we had been riding as a descent. Then it was over to Ladybower Reservoir and up to Derwent Reservoir. Then it was cutgate time. I ended up carrying my bike up the first section!
Once riding again it was a lot of trying to chose the correct line and there was lots of dabbing but the views were amazing. The descent into Langsett was lots of fun and I arrived at the car park to find Hannah had brought me an iced spiced bun.
Then it was time to wave goodbye and head back up cutgate, it was a lot more rideable from this side but I still had to push a little bit. I had wondered how the descent would be but I rode most of it, just the odd dab and one stop to let my hands recover as I was holding onto the brakes for dear life! Then back along the reservoirs and home.