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
Now you would think that after two decades of riding bikes, I’d have my shit sorted by now. You know, everything in the right place ready to go with minimal faff to make the most of those fleeting opportunities to ride. Well thats clearly not the case. The amount of procrastination, looking for lost gloves or the elusive hidden favourite gilet always eats into my riding time and now I have begun to regress and become useless again.
Thankfully my bikes are mostly always ready to go. This has been achieved by removing some moving parts (the gears and suspension forks) so there is less to go wrong and fits in with my no bike maintenance other than the essential lifestyle.
Summer may feel like its a very long way away, however the motivation to get out now is still there. Helps that it’s hardly been cold down here on the South coast! Wishing you a good weekend of riding with buddies and getting those miles in.
See you there next weekend!
What colour will this years mug be?
If you haven’t entered this incredible MTB race in the glorious Stanmer Park, then you really should! Its on the 15th of August and expect a day of excellent trails, great music from the Ride Journal DJ’s and a after party in the heart of Brighton.
There are a few places left but I expect they will be going very fast. Go to the Big Dog website to get your entry.