So whilst I may have only broken my finger two weeks ago. It has made what I would consider to be rapid progress. It is still painful and despite my best efforts it remains in a strange bent position. Alas I had to ride my bike!
This weekend gone was one to remember. It was a beautiful day, crisp, blue skies and an orb up there which resembled the sun. (It's been so long I can't remember what it looked like) Not only that, but there were also some big names in town. Dudes of Hazzard front man Joe Barnes was about for some shredding and photos for a feature in Enduro Mag. Irish ripper Greg Callaghan was also in town so a group of us, guided by SummitDown' s Trev Worsey headed up into the hills for some shots and sweet trails.
I had strapped my finger as best I could, but try as I might it was still in alot of pain.I put on a brave face and got the job done.
We managed to get some great shots. Highlights included mega trains of riders going from top to bottom of a little known tweed valley gem of a trail and race speeds. Being behind, Greg I got a taste of the speed of some of the best riders out there. We were straight lining sections you simply shouldn't, gaping other sections and tearing new ruts into the corners, all in a fury of speed and laugher.
Curiously I was the only member of the group riding a 29er and I think this is testament to just how good the Kona Process 111 really is. For a 29er it is simply perfect, it's as manoeuvrable as any 26' wheeled bike I have ever ridden and yet it still has those big wheels for rolling over everything.
Race season is fast approaching and I can't wait to get to the start line