Wheelies all day every day

_30 DH Trails Behind My House With Steve

04/04/14

Route map here

Finished uni and thought I would see if Steve was up for a ride. As it happens he had just finished uni also so 30mins later we met and off we went up the hill. It was warm but the sky was looking rather moody, with the risk of a downpour we set off up the hill hoping the train would hold off! The last time Steve went up the hill behind my house on his own he said he was a bit lost so I showed him the best trails that I had found (and that I posted about the other day) so he could head up there on his own without getting lost next time!

The rain didn’t come but the sky stayed really quite dark, quite cool to be honest as in Grenoble I have found that it is almost always either completely clouded over or completely blue sky, it is not often you get cloud hanging in the valley or circling the tops of the mountains like you would in the Lake District or Scotland for example.

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Top of the hill

Top of the hill

We spun up the hill without stopping and had a quick rest and mess around at the top, didn’t hang around for too long as I had only worn a wife beater and it was actually a bit chilly at the top after we had gotten a little wet on the way up. Today was the first day where you get that rain on hot tarmac evaporating smell, it only rained a tiny bit on the way up and the weather was warm enough to dry the roads out almost straight away giving that very summer like smell.

Wheelies all day every day

Wheelies all day every day

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Steve twisting through the trees near the bottom of the hill

Steve twisting through the trees near the bottom of the hill

Ohhh where does this go? To be explored...

Ohhh where does this go? To be explored…

I have written about the trails before so nothing too exciting to report except for that very spring/summer like feeling. Everything is turning green and it feels great, riding down (I don’t know if it was just the fact the sky was so dark or what) the trail felt so marked out against the green vegetation, a brown ribbon of dirt winding its way down through the green grass and garlic, reminded me of a segment in Life Cycles¬†which is like this however we were not quite as fast as the kid in the film!

It was a pretty moody sky this evening, luckily the rain held off and we only got a slight drizzle

It was a pretty moody sky this evening, luckily the rain held off and we only got a slight drizzle

In the park just outside my house, 8pm and we still have light to right!

In the park just outside my house, 8pm and we still have light to right!

 

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