What do you do when you come to fallen trees while mountain biking? Do you find another way? Or do you hike-a-bike?
Team Whoops Witch Way chose the hike-a-bike option. We pick up our metal steeds and carry them through the scrub or over fallen branches to continue our journey. It’s good practice for the realities of adventure racing where many checkpoints require some scrub bashing.
This morning, we came across another rider who warned us the path was unridable due to a fallen tree. He must take the other option of turning around.
It caused me to ponder the different ways we all interact with nature while out riding. For some people, nature might be scenery they ride through while following purpose-built trails. For others, nature is something to be part of and obstacles are a natural part of the experience.
Team Whoops Witch Way are gaining confidence on the bike and in our preparation for the Kathmandu Adventure Race on 9 March. We’re riding more than we walk and we’re working together well as a team.
Total: 16.28km mountain bike ride