Category Archives: Mountainbike racing

Use it or lose it!

I must have started half a dozen blog posts with that title over the last 10 years but it is never more apt following yesterday’s ride. The trails were bone dry. Too dry! Obviously the roots had traction but the … Continue reading

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What motivates you? And a renewed passion for mountain biking

I have found a new passion for mountain biking and it all came about by buying a new bike.  

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Sram Guide brakes and struggling in the single track

Sram called up and ask us to use some of their new brakes. Why not? It is fun testing new stuff, gives you a reason to ride (as if we need one) and has been the mainstay of this blog. … 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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Masochism and the joys of riding a bike

Suffering is what many cyclists want. Why enter a sportive if you don’t want to suffer? Never enter a race if you don’t want pain. But people do. Quite normal sensible people do. Why? Perhaps that in a our safe, … 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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BeerBabe’s Guest Blog: Taking Part in the Gulbergen24 MTB Race

Judy McNeill and husband Roy travel to Nuenen (Holland) for the Gulbergen24 MTB Race. What do you do with dis-used land fill sites? You ride mountain bikes over them of course! What else! We had travelled to Nuenen, Holland for … Continue reading

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