Category: MTB

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Downhill MTB Records

Well, I thought my days of getting Personal Records on mountain bike descents were well and truly behind me! The only way of getting new records these days was to ride new trails. Getting Older Now, I don’t like to admit to getting older, but it’s happening to all of us and downhilling on a...

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Bands, Brunches and Bank Holidays

2 Day Weeks Another weekend has gone and this one was a Bank Holiday Weekend – Although I’d kind of forgotten that as they all seem to roll into one these days. I also work from home on Mondays and Tuesdays every week so Bank Holiday Mondays don’t mean much to me. The weekend was action...

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Pivot 24/12 MTB Race 2018

It was way back in 2011 that I last headed to Newnham Park near Plymouth for the Bontrager 24/12 MTB Race. It is now sponsored by Pivot so is the Pivot 24/12 MTB race but the format is the same with a few additions. For me that was a 12 hour solo mountain bike race...

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The Heatwave Continues

Heatwave We’re getting used to this heatwave now. It’s once again 28.1ºC out there at the moment and it doesn’t even feel that hot now as we’ve seen temperatures up above 30ºC every day for the last week. Before that it was up into the mid to high 20’s for a while and we haven’t...

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Scott MTB Marathon Builth Wells

Time for a MTB race – well, a non-competitive, mass start MTB personal challenge really! After being asked to race for Scimitar Endurance I felt as though I should at least enter a few of the races that the others in the team were doing. Chris was signed up to do the 1st in the series...

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Paddle, Pedal, Paddle

Another weekend away in Ramsey our Campervan for me. Although it was quite a wrench to tear me away from Ynyslas on Saturday morning. I had arranged to meet Mark in Colwyn Bay, but before I left I wandered over to the beach in the early morning sunshine. The skies were blue with the sun...

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OMM Kamleika Race II Jacket Review

I’ve got a thing about jackets. I can’t resist them and Anna seems to think that I have far too many. In my defence, I am outside doing various activities in all sorts of weather. Each activity has different requirements for a jacket as does each weather condition. So, if you put together all of...

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More riding in the Welsh Hills

Just a couple of photos from a cold but pleasant ride in the Welsh Hills at the weekend. A good way to burn off the Michelin Star calories!

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Xmas Eve Eve – Biking and Cake Decorating

That was a productive and chilled Christmas Eve Eve…. Bike riding and Christmas cake decorating. Big Bike Ride I started the day with a nice outing on my new bike. 3½ hours and just short of 40 miles so quite a big ride in the mist and murk from home, out through Borth, into Talybont...

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New Mountain Bike

What a mountain bike that is! I’ve just got back from the maiden voyage on my new Scott Scale 700 mountain bike, and she’s a beauty! Light, agile, responsive and direct. It’s going to take a lot to get me out on my full-sus bike again as I’m sure I prefer my bikes like this...