Last ride of 2018.

I’ve had a good year with no injuries. I’ve got my 3 bikes into good order. I’m not just riding around on any of them with known faults. For my last ride of the year I rode from home to Rivington. It’s a big area and has always been popular with mountain bikers. I didContinue reading “Last ride of 2018.”

King of all I survey….

After such a wet ride 2 days ago it’s been drier and fairly windy. The trails have dried up considerably. I had decided to ride to Birkacre where there are some fabulous corners. I particularly like a fast section where you are constantly heading downhill. It starts with a left/right combination. Then after a 30mphContinue reading “King of all I survey….”

Back to the dirt!

After a road ride to avoid the mud on Saturday I have been unable to ride this week. Partly because of the rain and partly due to other commitments. Finally on Thursday I had the chance to ride. At first I thought it might be better to stick to the roads again but I couldContinue reading “Back to the dirt!”

A road ride.

After heavy rain last night I decided to do a road ride. It can be hard work on an MTB. I did 18.7 miles and a healthy 1606 feet of climbing. My Whyte PRST4 has a 1×10 transmission with a 32t front sprocket. I didn’t have a high enough gear for quite a lot ofContinue reading “A road ride.”

Robbed by Strava.

Strava is a GPS based app. which maps your chosen cycling route. When you reach the end of your ride you can save the route data and Strava will then compare your times on many segments with all the riders who’ve previously ridden those segments. The ultimate accolade is to be King of the Mountains,Continue reading “Robbed by Strava.”

How to corner faster.

Not a ride report today, but a bit of what I’ve learned over my biking life. It’s the corners which determine how quick you’ll be on a twisty track You can pedal as hard as you like but you’ll never make up for what you lose if you enter the corners too slowly. Of courseContinue reading “How to corner faster.”