2007: the inaugural ride


Happy New Year!

Cara and I celebrated New Year’s eve in the luxury of the dripping van, in an empty, windswept car park tucked in a cleft in the Brecon Beacons. Yup, we sure know how to ring in 2007 in style (-:

But we were lucky enough to have some rather lovely bikes with us, as we were out testing for an upcoming Cycling Plus expedition bike review. We’d worked out a nice *shake-down* test loop, with a blend of forest tracks, an old roman road, potholed backroads, smooth tarmac and some stone-strewn trails. Throw in hail, snow, wind and rain, and you’ve got yourself perfect adventure touring conditions!




Following the Taff Trail. After the hail, came the driving rain. After the driving rain, came the snow…


1 Response to “2007: the inaugural ride”

  1. 1 Simon January 7, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Just back from France and found a deluge of correspondence from OTB…glad to see that the alumni network is coming together. Count us in for Mach…in some capacity at least.

    Nice shots of the Brecons…is that a Mather I spy? Very grand!

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