Category: MTB

Stargazing Live at Nant yr Arian 0

Stargazing Live at Nant yr Arian

Following on from the BBC Stargazing Live programmes, there was an event at Nant yr Arian yesterday organised by the Physics Department at the university, so we booked onto it and had been looking forward to it for a while. Our plan was to get there mid afternoon, have a mountain bike ride / walk...

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Back on the Bike

It’s been ages since I’ve been out on my mountain bike – 3 months to be precise as the last time I was out was the Coed y Brenin Enduro back at the beginning of October. I finally got back out there today though with a quick spin around the Summit Trail and Hippity Hop...

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Boys Toys for Xmas 1

Boys Toys for Xmas

Morgan and I have just got back from playing with his ‘Boys Toys’ at Nant yr Arian. I took him out on a nice ride on his lovely new bike. He needs to get used to it still but once he has, it’ll be much better than his old one. He also had a skateboard...

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Coed y Brenin

Saturday was an absolutely glorious autumn day. I did manage to spend some time outdoors, doing some gardening and maintenance on the water feature, but also spent a few hours indoors at the ABKA Honey Show. I was therefore dying to get out in the sunshine and ride my bike so decided to go to...

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Night Riders 0

Night Riders

This post is especially for Graham as he wanted me to post the route we did the other evening on our night ride. It may sound odd, but now that the days are shorter and the nights longer and colder, there seems to be renewed interest in our Mountain Bike Night Rides that we do...

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Coed y Brenin Enduro Race Report 6

Coed y Brenin Enduro Race Report

Everyone was looking forward to the Coed y Brenin Enduro, especially after the warmest and driest week on record for this time of year. We were hoping for fast, dry and dusty trails. Jay and Beale came up from Bristol on Saturday afternoon and stayed with us. We all walked over to the beach and went out...

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How I got a Longer, Stiffer Front End 0

How I got a Longer, Stiffer Front End

<A HREF=””> Widgets</A> No, no, no, it’s not what you think, I haven’t been buying little blue pills from the internet! I’m talking about my bike. The Fox TALAS forks on my Commencal Meta 5.5 have seen better days. Despite looking after them and keeping them well serviced, one of the stanchions was badly worn...

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Mountain Biking in Myherin Forest

I got to ride a new location last night, starting from the Arch on the way towards the Hafod estate. I met Dave, Pete, John and Matt and we all set off as dark storm clouds loomed overhead. There was a bit of a ride around on Fireroads and then the first descent which was...

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Kask C-50 Vertigo Helmet Review

Cycling helmets all look fairly similar and their primary job is to protect your head in the event of a crash. Thanks to British Standard safety regulations they all therefore provide at least a certain level of protection so you can be assured that safety levels are fairly similar from the cheapest £25 helmets right through to...

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Mountain Biking in the Dyfi Forest 1

Mountain Biking in the Dyfi Forest

My brother Brad was staying with us for the weekend and wanted to do some mountain biking. So, rather than take him out onto the waymarked trails of the nearby trail centres I thought I’d take him for a ride through the Dyfi Forest to give him a taste of the Dyfi Enduro. Saturday was a pretty...

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More MTB video from Brechfa 0

More MTB video from Brechfa

And here’s the second installment of video from our trip to Brechfa yesterday… Enjoy the ride.

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MTB Video from Brechfa 0

MTB Video from Brechfa

Rather than working today, Dave, Pete and myself met at Abergorlech near Brechfa for a ride around both the Gorlech and Raven Trails. It turned out to be a great day out with some really good riding. The trails there have matured well and were riding fast. They weren’t too wet or muddy either which...

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