Co2 cartridges, small, light and fast. Its like they come from the future. But I'm increasingly not a fan. Here is why I don't trust Co2 carts as far as I can throw them, and I have a terrible throwing arm.
No one is speaking anymore. We have all staggered out, finding our rhythm as we pick our way across the peat bog. We have climbed past the point of making banter and conversation with our fellow riders, now we all just want is to pass the cairn and make it down to the bothy. The…Read more Tour De Ben Nevis 2017
The internet has calmed down and the storm over Lourdes may have passed, but the fact is, 29ers are here in DH. Deal with it. It was going to happen, we all knew it would, we had all seen the instagram posts teasing us with hints at what was coming. We had heard rumours of…Read more 29ers – Are we really still talking about this?
It's still dark, the rain is the heavy wet kind, its a Saturday morning in late October and I find myself loading the bike onto the car for a drive to Perth. It can only mean the Muckmedden Fair City Enduro. https://youtu.be/35BjDoxPhJM The Fair City Enduro is a little bit different to your usual one day…Read more Fair City Enduro – 2016
Returning to work is not without some advantages, There is an excellent on campus gym for a start. Back to work with a bump, sort of. I work at a university so returning to work after my paternity leave during the summer break meant I had a gentle reintroduction to the workplace. With no classes or…Read more Train in Vain
It's great when you can travel from home to a race, you have all the support and kit there to help set you up for a great day on the bike. But more often than not you have to travel, and as the adage goes, failing to prepare is preparing to fail, sorry, Boy Scout.…Read more Race Routine
Comrie Croft is a privately owned trail centre and campsite, with a focus on sustainability and serious green credentials, it is also the home of a surprisingly tough enduro. The Cream O' The Croft is a three day bike festival held over a weekend in June, the highlight being a 9 stage enduro race held…Read more Comrie Cream O the Croft
Everyone loves a helmet cam video, great for reliving trails and for getting an idea of the terrain and features before racing blind. Here we find six of the nine stages from Comrie Cream O the Croft 2016 for your enjoyment, and for familiarizing yourself with the stages for next time. All videos are my…Read more Comrie Croft – Helmet Cams
So much preparation can go into one race, training, strategy and of course bike preparation. When it comes to race prepping my bike, the first thing to decide is which bike is most appropriate for the race. I don't have the most extensive quiver but I have a XC bike and the big all mountain…Read more Bike Prep