Tagged: Isle of Man

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Isle of Man End2End – Race Report

Well, I survived the Isle of Man End2End and had a really good day doing it. As always my preparation wasn’t great. I hadn’t really been on a bike much in the run up to the event, I’d been ill a week or so before and hadn’t fully recovered from that and the the bike...

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Out on the Hardtail

I’m waiting to hear from Commencal and Madison about the warranty claim on my cracked Commencal Meta 5.5. Madison have said they will raise a warranty claim with Commencal but that was 10 days ago and I’ve yet to hear back. It doesn’t look as though I’m going to get it sorted in time for...

Isle of Man End 2 End Preparations 0

Isle of Man End 2 End Preparations

It’s not long to go until the Isle of Man End 2 End Mountain Bike challenge (I’m calling it a challenge, not a race!) and as is customary I don’t feel at all ready! 1. I haven’t done many long rides. I did do one on Sunday but it was only 36 miles as opposed...

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Isle of Man End 2 End

As well as signing up for the Dyfi Enduro 2010 yesterday I managed to get an entry for the Manx E2E, or to give it its full name the Isle of Man End 2 End Challenge. It’s another Mountain Bike race, this time, as its name would suggest, from one end of the Isle of...

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Mountain Biking on the Isle of Man

I went on my recent trip to the Isle of Man with high hopes of lots of quality mountain biking. I had heard that there were a couple of purpose built trails in the South Barrule plantation and that someone from Coed y Brenin had been there to consult on the building of these. I...

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Isle of Man 2009

We’ve just got back from a nice holiday on the Isle of Man. I hadn’t been there in the summer before and I can safely say its just the same as in the autumn, mainly grey and wet with an ocassional view of the sun! We went over for Rebeeca and Petes wedding and as...

Arboretum – That is where you go to see ducks isn’t it? 3

Arboretum – That is where you go to see ducks isn’t it?

It has been a long standing joke in our family that until I was quite old I didn’t realise that Arboretums are where you go to look at trees, I always thought it was where you go to looks at ducks! There is some reasoning behind all of this in that the arboretum on the...

Geocaching on the Isle of Man 3

Geocaching on the Isle of Man

We’ve just got back from a trip to the Isle of Man and as we flew over rather than going on the boat I didn’t have any windsurfing kit with me so we did lots of geocaching instead. The Assume Nothing series by Happy Humphrey kept us busy as did a few other caches. El...

Geocaching on the Isle of Man – Assume Nothing 3

Geocaching on the Isle of Man – Assume Nothing

Happy Humphrey, a prolific geocache hider on the Isle of Man certainly kept us busy on our recent trip to the Island, especially with a few attempts on his ‘Assume Nothing IOM’ series. We should have started at the beginning really as we DNF’d (Did not Find) our first attempts on number 2 and number...