Was a while though im missing the MTBR forums. You know I used to post a pictorial report of every race and ride we made here in Iran before.
Over that time I always wished if we could have such a community and forum locally.As years went by we grew and grew to make that dream. come true .Still working weak in the gravity field but way much different from the scene I illustrated here. No more lack of bike and components and the numbers are growing fast too.. IN the XC area we have spread a lot more and can say we are at a god point in.
Meanwhile I also opened up a similar forum in our biggest social network and developed it as its manager and have some moderators on too .
But the point is that I miss that time seems it have turned into the good old days. Miss longing for bikes and parts. Miss the pure friend ships which are scarce these days. Miss the passion we had .We were so happy and waited for these days .Now that we have built the desired situations we miss the cool good old days.
I spend most of my time on our own local MTB forum. But it’s a while I feel a need to post here too.
Any way……..gona show you one of the cool rides we had last week.
I have found many many friends on our forum all round Iran. And some of them live in nearby cities . A few days ago we managed a ride with two of them and hit the trails in eastern Tehran.
Like to tell the rest via pix….
My friends came from Karadj 30 KM west of Tehran and we met 5:30 AM at ours . Rode H.T.V. ( hand To a Vehicle ) from home to the trail area. ( sorkheh hesar park ) a man made coniferous and mixed forest . With a national park in south.
Before sun rays reached the valleys we tried some of the old jump we had .nearlly all the structures we made in the good old days are forgotten and set to wear. As we have a problem in Tehran which doesn’t seem to be an issue in the other cities. We havnt had new incomers for years….Thats meeeee.
And another of those old drops .Its was used as a flood bund.
Our AM pal Kaveh who hammered most of the way up.
He was resting in shade when we woke him up we had less than 10 m distance .And ill tell you why these wild sheep are so near the Mega city later
That’s only the east wing of Tehran . See the pollution ?
And more down.
Psssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss! Had snakebites front and rear !!
After that course we went to a jump area….and met these…… They are spread all over the national park and sometimes get so close to the park that you can take photos of them with the city ion the background.
Bedides wild sheep I have observed some other cool creatures in the remote parts too . Golden eagles ‘ antelopes ( small species ) ‘ snakes and Iguanas ‘ hares ‘ hedgehogs ‘ and once I was lucky to see a hyena . A wild sheep was dead and flesh smell had drew him to be in sight although after seeing me from 100m he ran away .
They were in three large herds.
Kaveh chasing them.
Then letting some ramps a try.
The younger guy Porya was thinking on this drop and after deciding to walk along seemed he had evacuated all his energy
But used some last energy drops on other spots…
That’s me on a natural drop.
Park patrols have dug ditches on the fire roads lading to the inner pars of the park .In order to prevent people coming in from the recreational part. Kaveh proved sometimes an AM could be more maneuverable than DH & FR.
But again Pssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
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