Category Archives: Mountain bike rides

It’s not all about racing

I wanted to celebrate wearing my new Quest Adventure jersey and for some reason I chose the dirt. I don’t know why. Perhaps it is because my closest association with racing jerseys has been on a mountain bike. One of … Continue reading

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It doesn’t get much better this……. and its January

I checked the temperature just after 7 expecting it to be freezing. It was 5 degrees and the sun wasn’t even up! I’d had an easy flat road ride on Wednesday and decided not to ride Friday so I was … Continue reading

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There’s a place for 26″ and 29″

I harp on and on about 29ers and with good reason. So this week I got Scott to lend us a Scale 29er Pro in medium for Will to try. I couldn’t bear the thought of him turning up for … Continue reading

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Perfect weather, perfect trails, perfect bike: Whyte 29er CS review

This morning’s ride was so good I really don’t know where to begin. It all started when Andy asked me if I could ride the new Whyte 29er CS. The bike arrived Friday and the excitement began to build. On … Continue reading

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Big wheel Mid Summer spin

It was bright, sunny, warm and windy and it was the longest day. It wasn’t the longest day because I’d risen just after five but it was mid Summers day. I wanted to be out on a mountain bike to … Continue reading

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Use it or lose it – Marin Riftzone XC8 – Crank Bros Candy reviews

I rode off road today to finish of a lazy week. I wanted my legs to recover. I soon found that all my road riding has had a cost to it. Whilst my power on the flat is good; my … Continue reading

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Riding for the sheer joy of riding

I went out for an easy ride today to see how my legs would feel after last week’s trauma. We left in drizzle but that soon blew over and we spent most of the ride in the sun and wind. … Continue reading

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The inevitable happened

My other brother, Paul, came down today to ride with Joe and I. Mat joined us and I made the acquaintance of an old friend, the Scott Spark. We started fast, partly my fault but also Paul’s. Paul headed off … Continue reading

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The trails are busier than ever

I don’t have to worry about trying to decide what to ride as life is a bit more structured now that I can road race every Tuesday. The mountain bike was an easy choice. I didn’t have a plan so … Continue reading

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Rights of way??? Its getting busy.

I usually feel obliged to ride whenever I can because I work 6 days a week. Sometimes I feel that I have to so that I can write up this blog. Thanks it gets me out on the difficult mornings. … Continue reading

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