One of the best parts of riding off road is finding that elusive section of tight winding singletrack that follows the contours of the land that you ride to the limit of your ability late into the evening while still being basked in the summer sun low on the horizon. Then winter comes along yet this desire and dream to ride that gem of a trail is just as strong, however should you? I don’t think the answer is black or white as there are various factors perhaps we need to consider. A few of these factors are: Continue reading
Team Dream Socks
Those who have been following for a while will know I have an obsession with Team Dream Bicycling Team. The are a small group of cyclist based out of LA who produce small batches of kit a few times a year. They seem to sell out within hours of the best stuff so you need to be quick. I succeeded this time and snagged some sock, stickers and few other items. Go check them out and get just as obsessed as me.
The latest (November) Rouleur magazine just arrived. If you haven’t subscribed yet you can get these in a few bike shops locally or just get on their website and subscribe! Its full of lush road awesomeness so what more needs to be said other than that? Oh I suppose its very informative and gives a more narrative view of cycling for the enthusiast. Continue reading
Warning this post really needs to be read in conjunction with day one and day 2 to make any sense!
Well that didn’t go to plan. Yep we stayed up far too late and only managed to get to bed once some of the group decided at 3am that it was a good idea to pedal down one mountain and up another to go and get a dog some water. This was a very special sheepdog meaning the addled minds of the rescue party were well up for the adventure. Should it be of any surprise that Rich and the Pirate Kate where part of this group? Probably not but it did mean we could retire to bed without the fear of recriminations.
I awoke at various points during the night and early morning leading to terrible sleep as is the way of late night drinking sessions. Some of this was worry for the rescue party and hoping to hear them come home safe. Continue reading
Sick Bicycle Co are making a lot of people sit up and take notice. They need to be checked out if you have not come across them yet, and being a Sussex based company, we really should have. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing the reviews of their new Have Blue full suspension ripper start to come out. They already have the Gnarcissist hard tail in both Reylonds 853 and Ti ripping up the trails.
Let us know in the comments if you have been lucky enough to have a go on one and how you found it.