See you there next weekend!
OK, so it’s another Moots, but just look at it! This is a thing of beauty, I could make some space in Jimbo towers for one of these…..
OK, so I admitted I have a titanium fetish, I reckon it’s time to show you one of mine at last! So here’s probably the most used of them, the Kinesis Tripster ATR. I rarely ride on the road anymore and if I want to cover some extra miles then this is the tool for the job, I can combine some country lanes with pretty much anything I would normally ride on my MTB.
I’ve added a few extras to the original spec, it has the Exposure Revo dynamo hub and light fitted, so I can commute on it and I never have to think about charging my lights. Stan’s Grail rims, so I can run it tubeless and greatly reduce the amount of punctures I get with the overzealous descending it encourages. Just to finish it off is a Tubus Airy Ti rack, which carries a set of Ortleib rolltop paniers.
Ever wondered what’s over the hill, round that bend or whether the road or trail in front of you actually goes anywhere? I do, a lot. Sometimes that curiosity gets the better of me and an exploration will occur. One thing a bike gives you is that freedom and ability to explore, and efficiently too. It doesn’t take long to cover a significant distance or backtrack when you have gone terribly wrong. If you have yet to use your bike to aimlessly explore (or even with a target of finding something or working out a route to somewhere) then I urge you to give it a go. After all what’s the worst that can happen? Any adversity experienced only adds to the adventure. Now that winter is upon us, that motivation can die away however if you can find that little bit of get up and go, you will be highly rewarded. Click more to see some of my last exploration trip. Continue reading