Here in the UK, or rather the south east of the UK we very rarely get a decent snowfall, the trails are rarely properly dry and the 3 main places I ride are the North Downs which is sandy and that wrecks bikes, the South Downs are really slippery and nearer home there’s really sticky mud and horses ruin the trails so I just have to get out and make the most of it. I therefore look forward to those rare occasions when the weatherman promises a decent ground frost and immediately start planning a day of riding to make the most of the good riding conditions. I went for a ride in the Leith Hill area in the morning and because the frost lasted most of the day I did a second ride along the Downs Link in the afternoon.
It was a really nice day, not a cloud in the sky and very little wind. The frostiness of the ground meant no mud and best of all, solid ground that can be ridden as fast as in summer with out getting bogged down in mud or sliding around. I say bring on more frosts and the weatherman says back to the usual mud, rain and milder weather for next weekend, oh well…
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