Only a few days ago, we went riding in the desert, under blue skies and the warm sun. Since then, winter has finally arrived, and with it the first big rainstorm of the season. Since it hasn’t really rained here since May, it’s safe to say that we were happy to see the skies finally dark with clouds, and the dirt wet with moisture.

With 6 months of loose dirt accumulated on the trails, the first big rains bring with them their fair share of mud and chaos. We wasted no time breaking out the shovels to make the most of the optimal trailbuilding conditions. Our home freeride trails were due a little love after 6 months of shredding them in the dry. This is the sight that greeted us:

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Mud, mud, and more mud!

No two ways about it, what you sow you shall reap. Time to dig in, the work put in during winter is the foundation for a whole year of fun!

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There’s a berm under all that mud

Digging through this one took a while:

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Looking good…
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Almost there…

OK, who wants to ride this thing of beauty??? We do – come join us!

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Fruits of our labor. Happy turns ahead!

The jumps needed a little TLC too, this one now looks ready for us to log a little airtime on. Good times!

Trailbuilding in Israel
Caution – fun ahead!

Winter in Israel is the best riding season here by far. If you want to discover super flowy trails, mild weather, hero dirt, and a little Middle Eastern cooking, don’t hesitate – book a riding holiday with Sababike and come join the fun!