A recovery ride, after not riding.

It’s very rare that I leave it 6 days between rides but I have my excuses. I’ve dug a pond in between times and it took a lot more out of me than I’d expected. Had I thought much about it I would have imagined that my upper body would have suffered. I don’t do … Continue reading A recovery ride, after not riding.

Back to mountain biking. Life put on hold.

In my last post I explained how life, and more specifically digging a pond, had got in the way of my mountain biking. I’d exhausted myself with digging, which had to be done by hand due to the access difficulties. I was far too tired to ride after a long session of such physical work. … Continue reading Back to mountain biking. Life put on hold.

Bike and body maintenance.

I recently changed the chainring of my Boardman FS Pro mountain bike. I'd been losing the chain occasionally so thought it was time. The 3 components of the drive train, chain, chainring and cassette of, in this case 11 gears, all wear together so often if you change one part the chain slips and you … Continue reading Bike and body maintenance.

Nostalgia. Is it worthwhile?

I bought a 1996 vintage mountain bike on Ebay. It was cheap. Although there is a growing classic MTB scene prices for most older bikes are still low so if you can't afford £100,000 for a classic motorcycle you can still afford to treat yourself. My newly acquired Proflex Attack LE cost me a mere … Continue reading Nostalgia. Is it worthwhile?