Category Archives: Cissbury Ring

Scott Scale 910 first ride – and the mud wasn’t too bad!

It has been raining for 60 hours with a day’s break in the middle so the trails were not exactly pristine. Despite the conditions I was really keen to try the Scott Scale 910 and whimping out of the Tuesday … 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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For the sheer joy of riding

For me riding is always about trying to get faster, thinking that these miles will benefit me later, perfecting my cornering, trying always to get better. Now at my age that may be a pointless task but that is the … Continue reading

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Humbled in the wet – Niner Air 9 review

Have you noticed how good a rider you are? Everyone is riding the trails like true mountain bike heros. Don’t you feel proud?  I’m just the same but what happen early this morning? It rained. I’m pretty confident of my … 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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Prepared and excited

I ran yesterday. Apart from the sheer pleasure of going over Cissbury in the morning I had a plan. If my legs are a little tired I’ll feel them and this will help contain my enthusiasm. Tonight is the first … 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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