Mountain Bike Shenanigans

Gone Chubby
March 31st, 2017

So after riding with Al Leigh and then fat biking in the snow with Jamie Carr, I decided that I needed to try the bigger wheel size and plus size tyres out. After some looking at options from Cotic and Orange and thinking really hard about what I wanted, getting some steer off Cheri Mills and doing lots of reading I tracked down a Scott Genius 720 Plus at Start Cycles up in Newcastle. A few mods to the drive train (XT chainset and cassette) and the controls (SDG saddle, Easton Haven bars, stem and grips) it’s how I wanted it. Time to get riding.

Scott Genius 720 Plus

Scott Genius 720 Plus

Scott Genius 720 Plus

The Not So Local Riding
March 10th, 2017

The nearest trail centre to home is Llandegla. Thing is I’ve ridden more in the Forest of Dean in the last 12 months than North Wales. Go figure. Back there again today, it was warm and muddy, but the sun was out and I’m glad I took a detour on the way home.

UCISA17 Riding

Return to Cwmcarn
March 9th, 2017

It’s 6.30am, I’ve been awake for an hour and I’m all geared up ready to ride Cwmcarn. It’s been 10 years since I rode here and I’m determined to get some riding in before another day of sitting through talks, drinking and eating too much at a conference. I’d forgotten what Cwmcarn was like but the riding proved that sometimes making an early start is well worth it.

UCISA17 Riding

UCISA17 Riding

IMBA: Long Live Long Rides