Getting Cross

Source: Velo News I vaguely remember disembarking the train on to a freezing platform at 8am, a light dusting of snow giving a picturesque touch to an otherwise dull urban scene. I can also recall…

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Two Wheeled Terrorists

Image: i.ytimg Cyclists They’re a total pain in the arse aren’t they? In fact the mere mention of them can get the blood boiling. Taking up the whole road, going too slow, riding on pavements,…

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Fear is The Mind Killer

There is a truth I have learnt about myself over many years of being involved in extreme sports; I’m not that extreme! I spent many years bodyboarding in some heavy South Coast shore breaks and…

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Not my bag!

There was no agonising drawn out deflation, just a familiar rubbery flapping followed abruptly by the metallic clanging of rim on root as air vacated at a rate only those old enough to remember latex…

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The Regeneration Game

  Recently I had one of my most satisfying bike related experiences in a long while. It wasn’t to do with my own riding or even vicariously enjoying the achievements of someone I was coaching….

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On yer bike, son

Image: Spring Board Seven This is a really simple point so it only needs to be a short post…in fact it could almost be done in one sentence; Do not buy your kids stabilisers, ever!…

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Travels with the Tranny

Biking the Tour of Mont Blanc F*ck, f*******ck screamed Brian, hurling his bike into the dust, the naked spindle of his SPD staring back at him where the pedal body should’ve been. Instinctively I began…

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Trails… what trails?!

Image: Lardy MTB When I first got a mountain bike as an adult I thought the only places to ride were footpaths. This led to a few half decent rides but generally they were pretty…

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