High Street ride
Definatley my toughest ride for a long time, this was one of our first mountain bike rides over 30 years ago on rented bikes curtasy or Derek Holts D Tours. Back then the there was no such thing as suspension and the brakes were cantileaver type. The only lasting memory l have is how recked my wrists were with the vibrations and squezing the brakes. Leading up to the weekend the weather wasn't looking to promising and l was expecting at least some rain and cloud on the summits. As it turned out the weather was OK with cloud free tops giving us some great views in every direction from our highest point of the day on High Street what seemed like a straight two hour climb from Askham. I must admit I was struggling three quarters way through and was ready for a welcome shandy and rest. Fortunately the last section of the day l knew from our last ride in the area and what the last climb of the day entailed that said l was glad to top out. The reward was a fantastic fast down hill stretch back in to Askham .
That's boys, great day out even though there was nearly a mutiny.
A Classic ride but one that l probably won't repeat (-:
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