I have succumbed. The lure of the great outdoors has proved too much. I’ve just ordered myself a new mountain bike. Nothing like as flash as the one that I sold six months ago, but then that was the point.
The new one is a 2006 Scott Reflex 20 Disc. And the best bit is that I’m saving £200 off the £600 list price via a friend who works for Scott.
That means I’ve only spent £900 of the £1100 that I got for my old mountain bike, leaving £200 to spend on accessories. I’ve already spent some of that on roadie kit, and the rest will go on bits and pieces for the new one.
And Christmas is coming up, so I should be fully kitted out ready for the new year.