This is my new blog and it’s going to be more focused on riding, inspirational photos and experiences. So I thought I’d start with a post that covers some of my best bits of my other blog MuddyGoose.

It's All About The Ride

It’s All About The Ride

So the featured photo is a stream crossing that I encountered on a ride through the Pentland Hills back in October 2013. It was after a particularly wet period and so I was able to descend into childhood again and go splashing through all the puddles and of course the river itself at two crossing points. If you’ve never ridden across a river or stream on a mountain bike then I can thoroughly recommend it, there’s a certain sense of crossing a divide. Going where others won’t follow! Going through something that you wouldn’t walk through; trying desperately not to dab!

Of course not all of my rides are mountain biking and I certainly don’t want to give that impression, so here’s a photo from my recent road ride just outside of Exeter.

A night ride, obviously

A night ride, obviously

Whoops, you can’t see a great deal on that one; it was a night ride after all. I was staying in a Premier Inn on the edge of Exeter and went out for a ride late in the evening, through the cold frost; it certainly beats propping up the bar on your own!

Then there was my summer ride in the Peak District. You know the kind, with the usual UK drizzly, Cloudy summer weather! This time it was in preparation for a charity ride in September in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

Cloudy Peak District Summer's Day

Cloudy Peak District Summer’s Day

That’s a ride I’m pretty sure I’ll do again some day. The view across Ladybower Reservoir later on in the ride was worth the effort all on it’s own.

The view across Ladybower Reservoir

The view across Ladybower Reservoir

Of course there are so many photos and so much to write about, so I’ll just finish off with this one. A photo taken at the top of a tough steep climb in the North York Moors. Another part of the UK that I’m definitely planning to return to, the hill beat me last time around and I want revenge.

Sorry, cyclists do what?

Sorry, cyclists do what?

That’s it for my first post, hang around and enjoy and if you like what you read then you can follow this blog to ensure that you are notified of new posts as soon as they are published.