Making adjustments.

I fiddled around with my bike before today's ride. The gear change had lost it's crispness and the mech. which changes gear was a little bit loose. At first I thought that the bush it rotates on was worn but in fact it just needed tightening. I also tightened the 2 screws which hold the … Continue reading Making adjustments.

Should I be doing this?

Today I rode a natural trail from home to Rivington Pike but realised at one point that I was taking a big risk. I wondered afterwards if I should be giving safety more thought and stop riding some of the things which were routine for me 20 years ago. I started today's ride on a … Continue reading Should I be doing this?

Taking a risk.

Mountain biking is intrinsically risky. The chances of injury are something we have to accept to enjoy the sport. Today I rode Rivington which is quite a big area of excellent MTBing. I took a considerable risk on one long downhill despite having thought that I should take it easy and try to learn the … Continue reading Taking a risk.