Generally I don’t set out to ride in the rain or on muddy trails. It’s not really about wrecking the local trails as for the most part they are insanely robust and as close to mud free as you can get. It’s more to do with trashing the bike unnecessarily – why not save yourself the cost and hassle and do something else until the weather clears? That’s the theory anyway.
Got caught out today mapping uber fresh trails (some sections just cut yesterday!) and the rain came down. Where the line wasn’t super slippery it was super gluggy, and there was no shortage of mud filling up the tread on the Spesh Captain on the rear and Purgatory on the front.
Got to admit being a bush pig was fun. The HD needed a good clean anyway!