Tag Archives: Marin Riftzone XC8

Humbling but still enjoyable

It wasn’t until 5:30pm yesterday that I finally decided what today’s ride would be. I am so torn between road and off road that I usually leave the decision to some one else. If there is a race on that’ll … 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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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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Oscars, mud and poo

Today is Oscar day and by coincidence, I was going to be making a film. We were shooting a “pilot” for a Downs Link movie. Its not going to be a block buster but a nice intro for families and … 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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