Category: MTB

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Out of Action

You may have noticed that I haven’t been mountain biking, windsurfing or doing too many other slightly adventurous activities lately. Very much unlike me I know, but with some big triathlon races on my calendar I was not only training hard for them leaving little time for other recreation but I was doing my best to stay injury...

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Riding on Knobblies for the Sake of it

It’s been a while but I finally got out on my mountain bike last night. About time too really with the Coed y Brenin Enduro just over a week away. It was my first night ride for years too, but I charged my battery, put my light on my helmet, checked my bike – the...

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MTBing with Morgan

Morgan quite enjoys his cycling at the moment, so we had an action replay on Monday of the day we had on Friday. Once again it was bilberry picking up at Pendam followed by a picnic, a mountain bike ride and then some more bilberry picking. We went off in search of blackberries as well,...

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Blueberry picking, Mountain Biking and Geocaching at Nant yr Arian

The school holidays seem to be flying by and the list of things Morgan and I wanted to do during them has barely been touched. We’ve been busy with plenty of other things but thanks to all of this, we haven’t even started on the days of geocaching, mountain biking, surfing, kayaking, gardening, painting and...

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Family Visit to Wales

Phew, it may be Wednesday but that means the end of a busy long-weekend for us. Saturday and Sunday were fairly normal, but just a little extra busy as we got the house ready for my Sister Trudi to visit along with her boyfriend Mike, and her children Kia and Shaun. We were looking forward...

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CRC MTB Marathon, Crickhowell 2013

This was the second year in a row that We’d done this event and once again it proved to be a hit, mainly because of the weekend of free camping in Wales that comes along with it. The MTB Marathon on the Saturday didn’t start until 10am so we had a relaxed morning before lining...

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Free Camping in Wales

We’ve just got back from another excellent weekend away camping for free in Wales courtesy of Chain Reaction Cycles and their series of MTB Marathons and Road Sportives. Morgan was on one of the floats in the Borth Carnival dressed as Doctor Who on Friday, so we packed the camping and cycling kit while he...

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MTBing with Friends

We had a good day yesterday and once again a busy one, just the way I like it. My day started at 4am when I got up and started some early morning baking and cleaning. Once Morgan was up and the baking was all under control I stopped for some breakfast and watched Gardeners World...

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Race Ready Running, Swimming and Biking 0

Race Ready Running, Swimming and Biking

With just one week to go to what is now my first race of the season it’s time that I was getting into race-shape. I’m not quite there yet though but  the Cotswold Super Sprint Triathlon next weekend isn’t an A-priority race, just a bit of a practise race before I head off to Turkey...

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MTBing at Nant yr Arian

Morgan was at home with me again today so we had a morning of MTB action planned. We first had to collect my car from the garage where it had been having some surgery to get it through the MOT: New exhaust centre section New Tail Pipe New brake pipes New brake fluid New Anti-roll...

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Minotaurs and Travel Bugs

Hooray, he weekend again! Excellent, we were all off and able to have a family day out. It’s a shame that Anna has to work sometimes when Morgan is off  school because Morgan and I get to go out and have fun whilst she is working – But someone has to pay the bills I suppose....

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A Soaking Wet ClimachX

Wales is known for being wet and rainy but I’ve never know it like this before. It seems to have been raining pretty much non-stop for months. Everything is sodden, the ground is saturated, low-lying areas are flooded and rivers are at bursting point. The garden is a quagmire and where it isn’t it has...

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