8 October 2013

Autumn Riding at its best

What fantastic weather we are having at the mo in the NE of England. The leaves are falling from the trees, very little rain and the sun even comes out sometimes. Strong winds are the only problem and on the exposed open sections its tough going. On Sunday i was up early and the forecast was looking good so time to drag out the Cannondale Super X Hi Mod for some offroad mileage.
I headed from home down to Chester le Street, zoom around the riverside then straight to Gateshead. Down to the waterside then along the cycle track to the Metro Centre. From there turned left and headed up hill all the way to Consett coal truck junction. The climb is long but gentle but was hard work with a headwind. It was blowing a gale at Consett but no signs of any snow up there yet! it will not be long though lol. A quick drink and rest the legs for a few mins then turned left and down the line to Langely Park where i bumped into Richy just heading out in the opposite direction on a mission to cover 100 offroad miles on his Super X, after a chat it was time to get going again and on down to Bearpark farm then home. Garmin route details here
My Cannondale Super X has performed in all conditions with no major problems over the past year. I have changed the lower bearing in the headset and greased the bb30 up a couple of times. Apart from that the bike has been excellent on tarmac and offroad. 1 1/2 hr niht ride planned for tomorrow night so off to charge up my battery and get the Beargrease ready. Might take the camera and see if i can get some photos.
Washed and ready for some more offroad action

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