Been up to Geordieland for the weekend and it was champion. It’s been a good ten years since I went up to the north east and it’s changed a lot from my memories of the place. Granted it still wasn’t warm, but at least this time it didn’t rain the entire time and the pizza in Jesmond was ace! Spent Saturday wandering around Newcastle and headed over the Tyne to check out Baltic. It was a great trip, but I might need to get a guide before the next visit.

Baltic Mill

In terms of Bikes it seems Chris’ insider knowledge on new products coming out of the Trek/Gary Fisher partnership was spot on. The new Roscoe is like a slightly shorter travel version of my fantastic Remedy 9. Talking of which why is it no matter how much helicopter tape you put all over a frame it always gets scratched in the unprotected areas? Some flat pedal pin scratches and chain slap have left their marks so a quick trip to Halfords means I now have some suitable touch up paint…

A while back I mentioned Charlie Kelly and the fact that his website is a great resource on the history of mountain biking. What I didn’t know then, but do now, is that he’s also a contributor to Dirt Rag. I thought that his write up from the Specialized product launch was one of the best reads I’ve had in a long time.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

One thought on “Haway!”

  1. Hey Chris you should have given the Northern Posse a shout there’s some ace riding just out of Toon; Chris H, Chris M and Philthy are nice chaps and will happily intoduce you to the delights of LCL Pils no doubt if you ask nicely ;0)


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