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Who cares about wheel size in an Indian Summer

Saturday I originally wrote that my King Kahuna and the Riftzone were too sketchy to ride but changed that to read that I was now used to big wheel bikes. Sketchy would be wrong as they are both superbly balanced … Continue reading

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Am I wrong to worry about wheel size when the weather is so good?

Autumn has arrived with all of its fantastic colours, the trails are as dry as a bone and the temperature is in the high twenties. Could we be in heaven? Has my time come as a commuter and I’ve finally … Continue reading

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The joy of racing

There is nothing better than watching the pros fight it out in the Big race when my legs are aching from racing myself. I’ve had a couple of weeks off racing so it was great to be back again. It … Continue reading

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Big wheel Mid Summer spin

It was bright, sunny, warm and windy and it was the longest day. It wasn’t the longest day because I’d risen just after five but it was mid Summers day. I wanted to be out on a mountain bike to … Continue reading

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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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A change is as good as a rest – but what a change?

It couldn’t have been more of a change. Jimbo arrange to meet me at 6:30pm. We would be going to Stanmer. I don’t ride at night very often so at 5:30 I realised that I didn’t have any lights. I … Continue reading

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