At 44 years of age and after many years out of the saddle I thought it about time I gave the world of MTB another shot .The wife thinks it may be a case of mid age crisis but hey who cares .My new Giant Trance X3 arrived last Wednesday ,managed to get out every day since it arrived.
Hard work but very very enjoyable and rewarding id almost forgotten what it felt like going flat out downhill with mud splashing in your eyes and the air rushing through your helmet.
My main observations after completing my first week back on the pedals are
I am so unfit and its going to be a long slog to get anywhere near where I want to be
Hydraulic brakes are the dogs bollocks ,awesome what more can I say
I need some glasses after a face full of mud this afternoon
Full suss downhill is a revelation , what an enjoyable experience.
Horses are very big !!!!