…Yeah, OK, so I said I wouldn’t do any more red route before the wedding, but surely a leetle bit of Follow the Dog couldn’t hurt?
Well, I did all of FtD in about 1 hour 15 minutes, shaving 15 minutes off my previous best…and considering that when I started doing FtD this year, it was taking me two hours, I was well chuffed!
I’m still not tremendously fast – the main improvement is not taking such long breaks between sections. However, any improvement is good, so…yar! It was a top ride to end my mountain biking career as an unmarried wench.
Ride: Cannock Chase
Trail: All of FtD in record time
Highlights: Getting halfway up the fire road hill before realising that I was in the middle ring instead of the granny ring, finishing the lap in record time.
Bad bits: Flaking out at the top of the fire road hill. Damn thee, knees!
Post ride food snaffled: Didnt actually eat anything at the café after the ride, as it was closed.
Good dogs seen: Some good jack russells with high quality head to body ratios.