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The joys of (dry) winter riding

Should it be a cause for me to celebrate that I have had my second mountain bike ride of the year (excluding the 2 shop rides)? Maybe it is worth celebrating that like the last ride the bike came back … Continue reading

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Are frosty rides my favourite? Probably

If a judge of a ride is how easy it is to get out from under the duvet then frosty rides must be some of the best: great grip and no bike cleaning. The only problem that I had was … 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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I thought I’d be frightened of the mud – its all in the mind!

I’ve only had one off road ride since our Whyte demo weekend on 8th September. With all the wet weather I have been putting off riding wet trails in favour of the narrow lanes of Sussex. Use it or lose … Continue reading

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For the sheer joy of riding

For me riding is always about trying to get faster, thinking that these miles will benefit me later, perfecting my cornering, trying always to get better. Now at my age that may be a pointless task but that is the … Continue reading

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Inspiration and motivation are all that you need but a new 29er helps

You may want XX, Super Record or be dreaming of Di2 but no equipment or expense will work if it doesn’t come with some inspiration and motivation. Of course, buying a new bit of kit often provides the motivation or … Continue reading

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Wintery, windy and wonderful – Northwave Fahrenheit boots review

Back on the road again. I just wanted a wintery blast, not too quick but fast enough and long enough to blow some cobwebs away and take my mind of business. I teamed up with a young guy who I’ve … Continue reading

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