The first of these was Blairadam Forest. Just under an hour away and the venue for the Scottish Student Champs which we were racing as alumni the following weekend. It has a mixture of rooty singletrack, some steep little run ins down to a river valley and then if you climb all the way up to the top there is a looooong descent through the trees. This is pretty awesome and it will be a shame when the forestry fells this section as it is marked up to do. This however, is the price we pay for having access to such forests. They are grown in order to produce wood which must eventually be sold! Just provides an opportunity to build some noew singletrack in another bit of forest.
|Chris in Kemback woods - badly taken photo hill is much steeper than it looks!|