Enjoy! Melrose is awesome
Blown away how good that place is. Town was out of control how many mountain bikers were around, and it wasn't even one of the festival weekends!
Had a blast, so glad I programmed a route into the Garmin to make the most of my time. Managed to ride 95% of what is available in the main part of the network. I intentionally left out Big Ruha, Bear Pit & Edge Loop on the southern face and missed out a portion of Helrose (Out the Back) as I was having too much fun and missed the intersection, looks like I missed a portion of Benchin when I rode it as I opted for the Bannockburn Bypass to get to the start of Dodging Bullets.
Mad trail network. Loved how technical and narrow it is. Keeps you on your toes.
Once I got my eye in I was hitting drop offs blind not knowing what the landing was like and managed to get out crash free with a massive smile on my face. Managed to score a top 10 cup on Don's Summit Down which was a huge surprise.
My improved fitness payed off big time, rode 30k and didnt even feel knackered. https://www.strava.com/activities/1209481239