Charlotte West (United Kingdom) Touring Marin on a Mountain Bike
The bike was fine - it fitted me well and was comfortable and Shanti helped me adjust the saddle part way up as it was still too low. Shanti had a choice of helmets so one did fit, and she kindly lent me her arm warmers so I didn't need my heavy jumper.
The views and the mountain were lovely. I probably didn't realise that it was going to be such hard work climbing up for quite a while (I'd never climbed that consistently up), I think all my experience was on flatter ground / short climbs in forests / canal towpaths. But she was encouraging and once I got warmed up it was better. It was fun coming down! Many thanks.