Category Archives: Mountain Biking

Which trail keeps you honest?

My main ride this week got me thinking about trails that keep you honest. They need to be local enough to ride on a regular basis. You need a good mix of climbing, ideally technical and steep, and fast downhill … Continue reading

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Drink less. Train more.

One thing I noticed this week was the direct correlation between ability to do decent training sessions and the amount I drink. Unfortunately the link was not a positive one! Activities 21/06/2011 07:45:27 Training Commute: Northend Noticed the bottom bracket … Continue reading

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London to Brighton

Got a last minute call from a friend saying he’d got a spare London to Brighton place. That was on the Thursday. So once we’d figured out the logistics of getting 3 bikes, 3 blokes, 1 dog, a load of … Continue reading

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3.25 Everest’s and 1.2M heart beats

Took a full week off after the Bikefest, this luckily coincided with a few days in London, but left me too tired to consider riding at the weekend. So instead of the usual update I thought I’d take a look … Continue reading

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Going solo for half of the SPAM Erlestoke Twelve

The plan was to use the Erlestoke Twelve as a bit of pre-race training before the Bikefest the weekend after. By doing the 6 hour solo event, I’d get a feel for what food, drink and rest I’d need for … Continue reading

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The Basque Eclectic Trail Mix

After finding Doug on Singletrack, and having 2 and half great days begin guided by him, I used the excuse of it being my 40th to extend the trip to 5 days. Just the right amount of time on a … Continue reading

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Return of the off road commute and playing in the woods

After a couple of weeks of on road commuting, I finally got round to putting together the off road alternative. I was slightly concerned that the route from the new house would be too long to make it a regular … Continue reading

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The birthday treats keep coming

I got my big 40th present a few months ago, but still loving the tallboy and the way it rides my local dry trails. Almost perfect conditions, with lack of nettles and brambles and with everything dry it’s running fast … Continue reading

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