Tag Archives: 29ers

South Down’s Way. Did it defeat us?

We failed. The target was 9 hours and we did 10, 10:02:44 to be precise. That was 36 minutes better than last year but not good enough. Instead of three weeks to think about this one I had twelve months … Continue reading

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Suffering on a Whyte 29C

I suffered today. No complaints, just not much fun. I’d had a good road ride on Friday and always planned to ride in the dirt today. The forecast was for rain at ten and it duly delivered, bang on time. … Continue reading

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Enjoying the weather

The Weather is always a hot topic for debate in Britain. In fact in normal weather times it is often the way that people greet each other and converse. Perhaps it is because it is ever changing that Brits tend … Continue reading

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I’m back!

There were many high point’s today not least a South African flag at half mast in Steyning, worthy of a fist in the air and a thumbs up. Add to that the warm weather, dry trails, a deep covering of … Continue reading

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Whyte 29 Team review – endless summer!

I don’t know where to begin. The weather is incredible – we are still riding in short sleeve jerseys! Next year marks 30 years since I have been mountain biking and I have never seen some of the trails in … Continue reading

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Scott Scale 720 review

I have to confess to sometimes needing an excuse to go mountain biking. It’s not that I don’t like the dirt but I do like to maximise my riding time. On a road bike it seems as if you get … Continue reading

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QECP revisited – Whyte 909 review

One of the things that has motivated me to write this blog, as well as the riding, has been the testing of new products. I was lucky in that the time that I opened the shop and started writing was … Continue reading

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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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Getting comfortable on my bikes

I have just fitted a Brooks B17 narrow saddle to my Ridgeback Panorama. This bike was perfect. It was set up like my road bike, it was like a full on grand tourismo, built for speed…. But it weighs 27lbs, … Continue reading

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Finally ridden it, the South Down’s Way

I have finally stopped talking about it and actually done it. In 1989 I rode the original from Burriton to Eastbourne but that was only 82 mile, who’d remember that? The current route goes from Winchester and is a full … Continue reading

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