Monthly Archives: February 2011

Oscars, mud and poo

Today is Oscar day and by coincidence, I was going to be making a film. We were shooting a “pilot” for a Downs Link movie. Its not going to be a block buster but a nice intro for families and … Continue reading

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Talk about bikes……

Talking about bikes. Its not as good as riding them. This week I went to the Madison Cycles show. Boy, there’s some tasty stuff around. The XTR duo crank is probably the best bit of MTB kit that I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Nothing much to report on the Whyte 19C

I really wanted to ride my road bike today but we had another demo bike that would have been rude not to try. It was a Whyte 19C – their carbon racing hard tail. I’d also been given some new … Continue reading

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What’s hardest?

I am often asked what I do. Road or off road? Both, all I really do is exercise, I’ll do anything to get my heart beat up, muscles pumping and mind drifting. Today I ran, not far but getting quicker. … Continue reading

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Its work Jim, but not as you know it.

Today we had a meeting with the people that have enabled the Steyning boys to build all those free ride trails above the Steyning Horseshoe. It was a site meeting so why drive when we can ride (this is a … Continue reading

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Wet, warm and windy to wottingdean

Like everyone I get into things and with the new Marin demos I’ve been hooked by the Downs and the mud so, having monitored the forecast over the last few days, it was really difficult talking myself into riding the … Continue reading

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Marin Mount Vision XM8 helped me conquer my fear

I had a real incentive to take out the Marin Mount Vision XM8 demo today. I had laid down the gauntlet to myself to try and do a bermed jump. I’d ask Jimbo to come up as he could either … Continue reading

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