Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Irvine Valley and a new bike

Yesterday took the new bike over some local trails to check its set up.
There was a chain link problem and the crud guard fell off, oh yes the disc brakes squawk when wet so, as the mechanic said in the shop,... keep them hot.
Got the problems fixed at the shop this morning and headed down to Galston for a loop round the Irvine Valley Trails.
The mud made for some heavy going but it was bright, cool and breezy so in the end had a good outing following the web page route
Looped back before Loudoun hill but just couldn't bring myself to do the add on climb of 250m over the hill to the downhill single track into Galston (not part of the web route) just stayed flat along the river singletrack back to the car.

View Irvine Valley trail photos here.


Blogger Jinxx said...

A yes, the squeeling disc brakes, i know that problem well, it took me ages to realise that there was nothing wrong with them.

Anyhow, put my bike in for a winter service, hopefully I will get some use out of it

11:12 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

I'm Sure you will, one of these morning you'll wake up to blue skies and hard frost, all that mud will have turned hard and cycling will be fun for a day.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Jinxx said...

One can only live in hope

11:29 AM  

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