As part of what I hope to become a series of guest Vlogs (still hate that term). I recorded this vlog posing the question "Is The UCI Stifling Innovation?". I look at the case of DH and XC, looking at how the UCI technical regulation affect and shape the disciplines. I also ask whether they…Read more Is The UCI Stifling Innovation? – Sick Bike Co Collab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77GIPynZYg8&t=138s You know that little switch on your clutch mech? That magic little mute button? Well does that clutch affect your suspension? I had a hunch that the clutch on my mech was inhibiting the initial movement of my rear suspension. We already know that anti-squat (pedalling) and anti-rise (braking) affect the suspension ability to…Read more Is Your Clutch Mech Affecting Your Suspension?
One of the wonders of living in Scotland is the landscape in which we live. https://www.facebook.com/Stavaiging/videos/1284539545008855/ Sometimes, you need to step out and journey into those hills. Riding with a former student I taught, (Callum Grant) we took in a 45km route that sampled flowing natural singletrack, warp speed loose fire roads and…Read more Fungle to Keen
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?
2016, what a year, memorable, for all the wrong reasons, and some good ones too. A years worth of riding, starting with a frozen Aviemore and a flooded Aberdeenshire through to dust and sun (honest). It was a year of extremes and contrasts, political upheaval and tragic loss, but for all of it the riding…Read more 2016 – What a Year
I Just Bought a T-Shirt From Danny Hart https://youtu.be/ORKjD2yJrgA It was the Saturday evening after his World Championship winning run, they had T-Shirts for sale at the Mondraker pits. Danny Hart on the Front and Redcar Rocket it on the back, they were pretty special and very cool, only being for sale there and then.…Read more I Just Bought a T-Shirt From Danny Hart
As part of my work at the art school I was asked to contribute to a digital Wunderkammer. A Wunderkammer is half way between a small museum and cabinet of curiosities, this German "room of wonders" will be used as a learning exercise for our first year students. I was asked to add two objects,…Read more Aspirational Object
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