Random musings about mountain bikes…

Exploring the Flitch Way

Went out for a blast down the Flitch Way at the weekend, it is our local disused railway line. It is now a pleasant bridleway which cyclists and walkers share in harmony, and remains relatively dry all year round. Anyway as everyone bailed on the Sunday morning ride it seemed like a good time to take the camera out and get in some practice.

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The good thing about the Flitch is that it goes from Braintree to Stanstead and has lots of old bridges, an old station (now a cafe which does a mean bacon buttie) and links to a few other rides.

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The weather was ok so packed the new Camera (Nikon D3000) and had a good ride from picking up the Flitch at Braintree and cycling half its length to Great Dunmow.

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Planning to get a night ride in soon to get some night shots with the bikes, Lee has just built up a rather nice Intense Spider FRO so will see how that handles.

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Also it was a good session to really motor as I was on my own so put the foot down and covered 30 miles in just over two hours even with the camera stops.

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Looking forward to the Mountain biking photography course with Great Rock and Benji Haworth in April to improve my skills and get some action shots.

P.S. Have I ever mentioned how much I love my Yeti… Don’t think I needed to keep the drop seat post on but we had been in Wales the weekend before.

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