Vanderman is a name that strikes a chord with all of those passionate about bike and trail access. The man seems to have a mission to conduct poor scientific research and target mountain bikers as a group that he sees as a threat to the ‘natural’ environment.

I won’t go into the hermaneutics of that concept, but lets just say there is a school of thought that disagrees with what he is saying. Anyway make your own mind up by reading what is proported to be a letter of his to the IOC regarding the inclusion of mountain biking a few years ago.

The Secretsinglespeeder is as infamous as the Sexmidget and Jim the Gimp in the shop and holds the infamous reputation as being classed as ‘another one of those singletrackers’. Looks like a clique has been mentally created. I think I might be in it too or maybe that’s the ‘singlespeed weirdo clique’. Not sure if that’s a good thing, but anyway RHS has a lot of nice photos on his site including these.

Given the Irish title of the site, I don’t do enough Irish stuff on here really, so here’s a link to a site of due relevance: Mountain Bike Ireland.

This is Notoriously Bad Typist’s website it has a few routes in the Peaks and Derbyshire. Somewhere I’m hoping to be riding this weekend.

Finally Armstrong finished a surprise 5th in the Dauphiné Libéré today. There’s perhaps a lot of reason in the thought that says Armstrong is playing mindgames with his opponents in the build up to the Tour. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens in the big race this year.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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