Monthly Archives: March 2013

Riding with an old friend again – Scott Scale 920 revisited

I had planned to use the Scott Scale 920 this weekend and wanted to get a feel for riding the South Downs Way. I realised that, apart from sections of the SDW between Amberley and Steyning, I try to avoid … Continue reading

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Mountain bike demo day 23rd March, muddy and wet.

As the week went on the bad weather forecast kept getting shifted back later and later in the week until  it broke late on Friday . The rain was set to finish Saturday morning and, sure enough, by the time … Continue reading

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What is the worst thing that you can say to a cyclist?

“I’m sorry, I didn’t see you.” From that moment on you are destined for a torrent of abuse. Say that you forgot to look. Say that you have only just started driving. Say that you are partially sighted and shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Celebrating the freedom of the town & the De Rosa Merak with light wheels!!

At least fifteen were out for a blast around town last night. Whilst I appreciated the tranquillity of Worthing the fact that nothing, apart from the seasons, seems to happen here meant that I didn’t show the pride that you … Continue reading

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Drive and ride? Is it worth it? – Endura MTR bibshort review

I don’t like driving to ride. Of course I’d happily drive to the Alps, Wales or drive to a race but I never wanted to just drive and ride. I know that that the North Downs are good but having … Continue reading

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Never ride in mud again! But I loved it

I had said that I’d never ride in mud again. Of course there would be an exception – if I was in a race or on an epic ride (SDW) and it was raining then I’d just have to carry … Continue reading

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Campagnolo EPS: Electronic Power Shift, is electronic shifting the future? De Rosa Merak revisited.

I have to ride. Recently I have been going too hard so today I wanted something gentle. Mark from I-Ride delivered a De Rosa Merak with Athena 11s EPS on Saturday morning so, despite perfect dry conditions, there would be … Continue reading

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