Special Melrose treat today – headed out into the back country with Rich from Over the Edge. Great MTB adventure including one of the most fun sustained non MTB trail descents I’ve ridden in a long while that included all the good stuff – risk, speed and difficulty, including big consequences if you have an off. It reminded me of MTB riding in the Victorian High Country in the late 80’s/early 90’s – wild and woolly – before there were MTB specific trails. Look forward to doing that descent again one day without the +10kg of camera junk in my backpack!

Gear-wise the XTR Shadow Plus derailleur harakiri’d on a rock somehow which was a bummer but removing the chain and silently descending without even the freehub ratchet ticking away was a heap of fun. After yesterday’s birthday bash the legs were running on empty, but sometimes you’ve just got to suck it up.

Pretty cool to see a couple of Mojo HD’s out there in the wild too! 🙂

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