Category Archives: Marin

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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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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Bit off more than I could chew

I’ve been looking forward to today’s ride for a long time. I wanted to ride my Five Ways Loop. I’d ride alone which was what I wanted – no waiting. Jo & Barney were eaten alive on a road race … Continue reading

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New gear and offroad for a change

Every now and then I get the chance to try some new stuff and some times the new stuff is so new that it doesn’t exist yet, at least not in the way that you’ll see it when it comes … Continue reading

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A Whinge

I am grumpy old man but I have reason. If you ride or ski or snowboard, or picnic or camp, (the list goes on and on) you’ll have your secret spots. They may be visited by others but when you … Continue reading

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On the trails and happy

The decision was made for me.  My mates were going to ride off road. It would have been too cold and blowy to have fun on the road bike and after my last few rides what I really wanted was … Continue reading

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Mud, mud, more mud and wind on the Marin Riftzone XC8

I was going to go for a flat out blast on the Marin Riftzone. The plan was to ride hard using young Wil doing his first race (round 2 of the Gorrick) for inspiration. The memories of my own races … Continue reading

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