Loving these long evenings in May!! It doesn’t get dark now until about half 9 in the evening, which means after-work rides can be proper rides (without lights)! Ventured up Lord’s Seat fell, above Whinlatter, with my fella recently for Ride no. 48.
Did lots of climbing on forest road, which is good as it gives me and my fella a chance to chat (between the huffing and puffing of steep bits), and it really reminds me of Canadian riding – as a lot of the trails at home are accessed via logging roads! Also, the climb is almost all forested, which reminds me of the vast and dense forests of the British Columbian coast…. this post is making me miss home, my goodness.
Once the logging roads are complete, you climb singetrack for a little while – and the terrain opens up to fellside and meadows, allowing you to get a view over the surrounding peaks. It was a beautiful evening – a slight haze was hanging in the air, combined with the setting sun to make the mountains blue-ish in colour. I love it when the fells are all silhouetted as they were tonight.
After admiring the view and getting some silly timer-shots, we turned the bikes around to zoom downwards. The trails were in great condition (dry, dry trails!)- not too much slipping or sliding going on! Just big fat smiles and some hoots and hollers from the depths of the woods :).