Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Slieve Bloom MTB

 There's hasn't been much Snow or Ice this year.

MTB Slieve Blooms

The Slieve Bloom Mountains got a light dusting in January which just lasted for a couple of days before it melted away.

MTB Slieve Blooms

Wide tyres suited the conditions nicely and the clear crisp air and solitude was nice.

MTB Slieve Blooms

Hopefully things pick up a bit in 2021 and perhaps Covid vaccination programs will help get things underway.

MTB Slieve Blooms

There are now dedicated single track MTB trails on both the Laois and Offaly sides of the mountains and it looks like work is underway on further MTB trails. Hopefully both sides will be joined by a trail "interconnector" which I presume is the final plan.

MTB Slieve Blooms

There are both Red and Blue trails at present with the Blue being more flowing and faster while the Red trails are more technical with steeper drops.

MTB Slieve Blooms

Just over 2600 people have died in Ireland so far from this novel Corona virus and most things are closed down except for essential services and grocery shopping.

MTB Slieve Blooms

It seems a little careless writing this as people are struggling with the disease however this is my second post mentioning Covid 19.

MTB Slieve Blooms

I thought it wise to write a few lines at this time so that at some time in the future it serves as a reminder of these strange days. 

May all those globally who have suffered or lost loved ones find peace and calm and may those who have left us early rest in peace.

Keep the wheels turning if you can.