Daisy Hill MTB ride (Brisbane, Australia)

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Birds twitter in the trees as we prepare ourselves to ride the trails at Daisy Hill. My friends from MOJO Adventure Racing have come down from Toowoomba for a mountain bike training day. The sound of the birds is replaced by the sound of our voices as we greet each other (I haven’t seen my friends since June 2014).
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I don’t currently own a mountain bike (I will pick up my fat bike in May on my return from Japan) so the MOJOs loaned me a bike for the day. And what a bike! This is the finest MTB I’ve ever ridden. I finally understand why people spend thousands on a full suspension carbon bike. It was so lightweight I could ride up hills that were previously too steep for me. And the rear suspension really does flatten out the lumps and bumps that arise on the trails.
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I was a little nervous as we set off along the gravel trails. I haven’t been doing much cycling since Korea and that was all on the road on a loaded touring bike. But we took things easy and the MOJOs rode together at a relaxed pace.
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We cruised along trails like Tunnel of Love, Gillians, Grass Trees and Turning Japanesy. It felt good to be in the bush rolling along with trees brushing past my handlebars.
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It was a really fun way to spend the morning. I am still no mountain biking expert but I do enjoy the sport when I get out. Thanks to Team MOJO for making it possible for me to come along.

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