Tagged: MTB

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Riding in the Welsh Hills

It may have been sub-zero temperatures, but with the sun shining and a recently serviced bike it would have been rude not to head out into the Welsh hills. There was a vicious wind blowing at Ynyslas, with gusts up to 60 knots but as soon as I was away from Ynyslas and on my...

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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...

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Tide to Tide 2017

For some reason I decided to do the Tide to Tide mountain bike race again this year. I don’t know why as I’ve barely ridden my mountain bike since last year and I certainly haven’t done any long rides. Why then would 6 hours on it through the forests, dunes and along the beach at Pembrey...

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Nant yr Arian MTB Ride

As my Cyclo-cross race this weekend was on Saturday, I was able to join a few friends on a mountain-bike ride at Nant yr Arian on Sunday. It had been years since I’d seen a couple of these people, and months since I’d seen the others so it was a nice little reunion of old biking...

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Dolgellau Activity Weekend

My friend Dennis had organised an activity weekend not far from us just outside of Dolgellau. It was intended to be a fairly informal affair. Basically the call put out via Facebook was one of ‘we’re going camping here on these date and will be doing some stuff. What we’ll do will depend on the...

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Tide to Tide MTB Race

I haven’t done much mountain biking over the past few years but a number of things prompted me to sign up to the Tide to Tide race in Pembrey Country Park. I had a new mountain bike. I had recently serviced my full-suspension bike. The race was associated with Round 3 of the Welsh Cyclo-cross league...

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