I was invited by my daughter Verity and her husband Scott to join them and my two grandsons on an offroad MTB ride from their home near Wimborne to Upton House and Country Park near Poole...riding along the Castleman Trailway....
Now it must be a good twenty years since I last rode a mountain bike and I have to say that riding with my grandsons was a revelation. The youngest, Jack, at six years of age seems to have no fear at all....seeing him tackle a steep downhill on a rough rutted scree like surface with a bend at the bottom was a sight to see.
On the flat he tended to lead me into a false sense of steady speed, because every so often his legs went into turbo power and he would shoot off at a rate of knots that even I found difficult to reel him back from.
We had a great time at the park and after a picnic they all seemed set on exhausting me with games of cricket, football and frisbee.....
A great time was had by us all and the kids showed no sign on the return journey of slowing up at all....Just what I needed on my last ride before the ten countries in ten days ride....
During this week I will be doing some short controlled sessions on the indoor bike more to keep everything moving than anything.... Lets face it, if I am not ready for the ride by now, a few more rides won't change anything......
It's fast looming isn't it? Just want to wish you well for it and hope you enjoy yourself!
Looking forward to your posts. Have a wonderful tour!
Thanks Jez, can't wait to get started..
As long as we have a signal we will keep posting Marsha...... :-)
Hope you and the team have good riding on the tour. I also look forward to hearing all about it.
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