A steep hill and a Mountain Bike

By redpanda On October 11th, 2009

It sort of makes you wonder where it could all go wrong but inevitably it did…………now bear in mind it is about 25 years since I rode a push bike let alone a mountain bike and I was forever falling off then.  So we go out in to Hurn Forest………..has a very long gravel track probably about 4 miles long………..follow the track most of the time but then him indoors decides that we are going off road for a bit………….with me so far?  So we follow what appears to be a normal path over to where the boundary fence is and start going along the path by the fence which is narrowish and if not careful you can ground the pedals…………….managed a few small dips and fell off in one and burst out laughing…………still with me? Anyway we get to this rather narrow and steep hill, with a steep run up the other side……so him indoors says to go down it free wheeling…………umm are you serious??????????? Well yes he was………..very serious indeed………..so I attempted it……………and promptly fell off in a big heap and hurt my knee again………..still hurts now…………but he made me get up and do it again which I did and ground to a halt half way down……………..did it the third time but got stuck half way up the other side………….and gave up then……………..

Still I have to laugh cos we went back out there again today and he did exactly the same thing dead opposite where I came off…………………….I have no sympathy at all as he had none for me…………..

We also bought Ryan a BMX bike and took him down to Whitecliff to try it out today. He loved it. I also had fun going over the bike track at Whitecliff Rec. Different and I felt like a big kid again…………….

More random mutterings soon……………….