Category Archives: Riding in the rain

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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If you took yesterday off, you’ll never get that ride back – Scott Scale 720

Sometimes you have to ask yourself why you ride. To get fit, to, to keep fit, to be social, to get there, for fun, to be outside, or simply for pleasure. I acheived all but social. With the weather forecast … Continue reading

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Suffering on a Whyte 29C

I suffered today. No complaints, just not much fun. I’d had a good road ride on Friday and always planned to ride in the dirt today. The forecast was for rain at ten and it duly delivered, bang on time. … Continue reading

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Any more of this and I’ll end up mountain biking!

If you read my blogs you will probably be sick of my ever positive attitude to riding and the current conditions. Since my lay off I had written that, despite the weather, I had only ridden in dry conditions (road … Continue reading

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Autumn and motivation – Scott Addict inspires

What a morning? Joy of joys, this is the autumn. This is without doubt the best season of the year. Winter is grim. Spring never seems to arrive. Summer often disappoints. But autumn is magical. The day can start with … Continue reading

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South Downs 100 or is it 160?

My season is coming to an end. This is depressing but for the first time ever I have a planned sojourn from riding. Tomorrow I’ll miss the Tuesday ride, next week I am away, I could do Tuesday 5th November … 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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