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YOU SHOULD NEVER GO BACK… OR SHOULD YOU?

Sanny reflects upon whether trail nirvana lightning can strike twice.

They say that you should never go back. If you have experienced what you consider to be trail perfection, do you risk tarnishing the memory? If the tumblers and stars aligned to give you an unforgettable moment in your riding life, can a return visit ever live up to the image and feeling you have created in your mind’s eye? Distance is said to lend enchantment and lightning is said to never strike twice (although try telling that to Roy ‘Human Lightning Rod’ Sullivan who was struck seven times in his lifetime, after the last of which he encountered a bear which he promptly bopped with a tree branch!), but ever the optimist, I’m not so sure.

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Editorial: Echo Chambers International Adventure: Folgefonna Sunrise UK Riding: Guiding Light Column: Jason Miles International Adventure: You Should Never Go Back… Or Should You? Interview: Chris Akrigg Column: Finding The Lines Classic Ride: Cornish Classic Column: Ode To Climbs Bike Test: Staff Rides Interview: Cedric Gracia International Adventure: What’s Zermatt’er With You? Column: One Last Run International Adventure: The Frigid Secrets Of Ukraine Last Word: Game Plan