Sliding into Spring Semester

After arriving from my winter break and catching up with work and courses, I joined the Uni’s Cycling club and headed for my first bike ride of 2020.  We started north of Dunkeld, an area famous for quality mtb trails.

Although the weather represented the Scottish winter at best, climbing up the hill opened plenty of pretty views on green glens, and white highlands peaks in the distance. Then, the descending stage started.

While elevation was dropping, the fun rose into new heights.

Due to the rainy conditions, portions of the trails were pretty slippery. As a result, even otherwise mild corners and gentle slopes turned into a challenge.

Some sections were like toboggans, side to side, slip and slide.

And so, with smiling faces, we were flying down the hill. Some more literary than others:

After lunch, we moved on to the other side of the town. Southwest of Dunkeld is surrounded by Tay Forest Park, which has some of the tallest trees in Scotland. Riding through offers fantastic scenery.

Good day, all day.

So there you go. Even if you have loads of things on your plate, even if the weather forecast says that the day will suck, you should still find time and motivation to do something thrilling, something fun. It helps you stay focused on the important stuff.

If you enjoyed this content, you might also like my story about how I got into cycling here. Thanks for reading!

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