We've had a couple of really nice days recently - even got a bit sunburnt on our last skills course at Glentress this weekend. The place was buzzing on Sunday what with the Demo Day, but we headed out on the black route and saw four other riders all day! We stopped quite a bit and had a good look at some of the tricky sections, spending about 4 hours on the trail.
I was riding my On One Summer Season 456, set up with 2 chainrings and a bashguard. Even with the chain as short as possible I was losing it on nearly every rough section on the descents. I think an e13 DRS chainguide may soon be on the shopping list for this bike.
The guided holidays are just about to get underway, with the four day Tour of the Cairngorms near the end of this month. Can't wait!