Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mountain Biking on the Moray Monster

Becky and I headed off to Fochabers today to try the Monster Moray Trails. The trails offer all sorts of grades of single track mountain biking. Despite the rain we had some muddy fun on the Fochabers Ring, a 8km trail through variety of terrains, but mostly woodland mud and roots. We both commented on the lack of stonework challenges, and the Lagan Wolftrax perhaps offer slightly more variety. Still, the rain added to the complications and it has to be said wet roots have perhaps the lowest friction properties of any surface on the planet.
We came across the worlds largest cairn, on perhaps the smallest hill. With a keen eye I noted the arĂȘtes offered some great bouldering opportunities and perhaps a good dry tooling venue for Fochabers.

Afun afternoon out and worth a visit if you are in the area. I need to get some more technical trails under the belt to build some confidence again. Perhaps something I can do if this wet weather continues.

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