This mild, blustery weather has definitely overstayed it's welcome, it's about time we had some frost and clear skies. I headed off for a few hours up the river today, as Maria had her wee pals round for the afternoon.
It's only really the 15 minute ride round the airport that is open to the wind, the rest of my local riding is generally in the trees, so pretty calm usually. The trails are unbelievably muddy at the moment, and with lots of trees down, and the amount of little branches that lodge themselves in wheels and derailers, progress is slower than usual.
Still enjoyable though, as ever. I went as far as stair, then did a loop out through the diamond wood and found another new trail, which was cool. I was only out for a couple of hours, and covered 15 miles, which shows how the trails have slowed up with the surface conditions.
I'm also still getting used to the yeti, but it's getting better all the time. I need to bleed the front brake, but I'm waiting for olives coming through the post, and I'm really looking forward to getting my own rear wheel and tyre fitted. Then it'll be 'my' bike, in my mind.
Back out tomorrow with the fairlie massive, as I want to beat my mileage for 2013!.