I'll admit that I'm seriously addicted to mountain biking. The physical exertion, slight sense of danger and my love of mechanical things make it the perfect sport for me. I spend some time thinking about mountain biking even when I'm not riding and today, whilst walking my dog, Freddie, I had the chance to plan … Continue reading Getting high.
I rode Birkacre today and did 4 laps of a figure of 8 shaped circuit but what does this have to do with the future of mountain biking? I'll start with a short history lesson about Birkacre. In 1779 a cotton mill had been established here by Richard Arkwright and his associates. It used a … Continue reading The future of mountain biking…..
Today I set out at around 11.30am. I decided to ride my Boardman FSPro. It's a good FS bike, if a little heavy. Today was a recovery ride. Recovering, that is, from a cold which has kept me off the bike for 5 days. I've noticed some trails only a few miles away on Strava, … Continue reading A wet ride.
I am a lifelong mountain biker who rarely lacks motivation. I had always ridden bikes off road like most kids but in 1976 I bought a "scrambler" for 70 pence. This was a bike which was dedicated to off road use. In 1977 I added a homemade suspension fork. I used the front suspension units … Continue reading Why I’m writing this….