I got a bit of a shock when I found that the shock absorber on my Boardman mountain bike would cost around £350 to replace. Even with a discount it's being offered by a big supplier, Chain Reaction Cycles, for £279. How can they be so expensive? All they consist of is a tube containing … Continue reading A bit of a shock.
If you've read my blogs before you'll have noticed that I ride Healey Nab a lot. It's only 15 minutes ride away and has a series of man made MTB trails as well as some good natural riding. Last year I rode the red route in 11 minutes 12 seconds and one of this year's … Continue reading Trying a fast lap.
It's not often that I leave it 5 days between rides but after snow and rain I got a better day on Friday. It was still seriously wet but quite warm compared to earlier in the week. On the way up the trail at the back of Healey Nab I heard a bike coming up … Continue reading E bikes. Am I too young?
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…..
I couldn't ride on Friday so it's been 5 days since my last ride. It's a shame because Friday was fairly dry but we've had a lot of rain since. I thought about a road ride but they don't really appeal, so I rode Healey nab. I covered 9.46 miles but only really did one … Continue reading Wetter than an otter’s pocket!