Random conversation in a Derby bike shop:
Tom: Can you fix my brakes?
Guy: Maybe you should upgrade.
Tom: The brakes?
Guy: The bike!
But in the end the old Canyon did a great job shredding down the slopes of Blue Derby. Exploratory mountain biking at its finest. Ascending through rain forest, alongside waterfalls and speeding down via berms and ferns, small jumps and over roots and rocks.
Derby went from a tin mining town to a mountain biker Mekka and has something for everybody. Jo and Vivi also had great fun joining me on the beginner trails and did an amazing job for first time single trail riders.
The scariest bit was actually when that poor fellow of a snake snapped at me on the trail cause I saw it too late. It buggered off after, so I’m hoping I didn’t hurt it after all.
All in all perfect two days with free camping,
great facilities and purely fun mountain biking!
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