I recently moved to a new place outside the city of Barcelona, Spain and although I had ridden some trails in the area before, I still need to discover more – to know which ones are worth riding and which ones aren’t. However, at the moment, that motivation to explore is harder as I feel that summer is starting to be my least favorite season of the year. High temperatures, dry dirt, blown out lines and very sweaty rides, which leaves me less motivated to go out and ride.
Nevertheless, I woke up early the other day and I noticed that there were no sun rays outside the window. I checked the forecast and saw that it was going to start raining soon. I have never enjoyed riding in the mud, but I do love when it rains that perfect amount and leaves the trails in perfect condition. I knew that this was going to be one of those days and I had to quickly jump at the opportunity. It was only going to be me, my bike and my Nokia 150, a small smartless-phone that’s more related to the 1990’s than the social media tethered creations of today. I bought it a while ago to use solely in case of emergencies and the days when I go riding alone.