Category Archives: Mud

I want a tyre with more grip.

I want a tyre with more grip. I hear this all the time. The other one is “I want a tyre for the slippery chalk”. Well, I hate to disappoint you but, there isn’t one. You choose your tyre for … Continue reading

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Winter riding advice and the Scott Scale 900 SL

I know that I harp on about the weather but I am British and so again I refer to our climate and some essential riding advice. Usually at this time of year I would be raving about the first winter … 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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De Rosa serata and a mud report

Last night we had a De Rosa evening. Mark Chan from I-Ride came down with some De Rosa bikes, some Fulcrum wheels and the best of the lot a BKool turbo trainer.  That meant that, as well as enjoying some … Continue reading

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Riding for pleasure not pain

The ride I rose early excited by the prospect of riding on frozen ground. My wife was surprised that I didn’t want a lay in but some winter days are special. Its not all about going flat out, I told … Continue reading

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Will’s Race Report from Dalby

It’s not all about my rides, here’s Will’s race report from Dalby: Round two of the national points series was held at Dalby forest.  This was one I was really looking forward to due to its reputation of being a very technical … 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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