After a night at the wakeboarding campsite, we put Ricks bike together and headed up to Stainburn. A mountain bike trail found near Harrogate with a red and a black loop. The only issue I have with Stainburn is that the loops are very short in comparrison to a lot of trail, but they are really nice none the less.
Then Herring followed, successfully but I must say I was a little nervous as he ain’t been on a bike for a few years! All ok though, and then Rick decided try it, even though he openly admitted that he wasn’t very good at northshore…
Back up for a second attempt, (by the way I had tried to stop him) which was good to see, determination helps you progress to the next level and as us Jackrabbitt people say, Passion Beyond Reason! Anyway, same thing again but on the otherside where there is no tree, only to watch Rick go over the bars so much so that he landed square on his head and coming down with a thud on his arm.
It looked painful but we are certainly glad he was wearing a lid, otherwise we would have been going to hospital. A few scrapes on his arm, a bit of screaming and a quick check of the helmet (which has a crack all the way down the centre from the rock it perfectly lined up with) and we were off again, back to the car where it was a little bit safer!