Many of us on here? I get the feeling most are into road biking. I fancy one of those soon like. I have just recently got myself a new hardtail MTB, and have been getting out loads on it. Been giving older bikes away to mates too, so others get the bug again. Where do people ride? I have been getting out over Chopwell, Consett etc and obviously locally to where I live, Houghton/Hetton/Murton/Seaham etc, but I want to go further. Only problem is I am currently awaiting some forum prick posting me the roof bars I have paid for, and sticking 2+ filthy bikes in the car isn't a very appealing idea. Hence staying local/visiting mates. I plan on Hamsterly Forest, Kielder etc when I am sorted. Glentross (sp) comes recommended by some mates that are into DH, so will probably have a look up there at some point too. For now though, where are the decent trails/technical routes at around our area? If I'm on my own I can travel further of course, but with a mate or two then it isn't ideal. I hear Durham has some cracking stuff, and there are route maps available? Think I read that on singletrack.