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Col du Granon…

This was a hard ride.  I set out from home at about 10h45 to meet a friend in Villeneuve.  Together we were going ride to the Col du Granon via the gravel track and then hit one of the amazing singletrack descents back down again. It was a sunny but windy day and I knew […]

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New Rubber…

Time for a set of new tyres for the Rockhopper.  Even though they had last season off and hardly saw any riding at all during 2009/2010 the 6yr old Specialized Resolution’s that were on the bike were literally falling to pieces, the rear one was nearly bald with a torn sidewall and the front wasn’t […]

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Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco…

The Mac is back.  Rippin’ the streets of SF this time… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyTsD1LhRZE]   “…get it in your head, then there’s nothing else important for the next couple of hours than getting that particular line done…” –  Danny MacAskill http://www.facebook.com/DannyMacAskill?ref=stream […]

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First Custom Build – Part #4…

Fully built and ready to ride : Nukeproof Snap Urban Dirt Bomber! Ready to roll (and stop)…SLX brakes turned up for the Rockhopper so the Snap build finally got its hand-me-downs in the form of a set of 2006 Shimano Deore M-525’s along with a 180mm rotor on the front with a new set of […]

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First Custom Build – Part #3…

We’re getting there now 🙂   Handlebars, grips and shifter fitted… …as well as bottom bracket, full drive train, pedals, chain device and chainstay protector              Also got the decals (nearly straight) on the forks 😉  and the seat, post & Q/R clamp installed              Also have a couple of […]

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Three Crosses…

I can sum up Fridays ride in one word…”Killer” –  The highest I’ve ever climbed by about 200m, the most elevation gain in a single ride by the same amount and a 500m altitude gain in the first 6km of the ride…it was a tough one for sure; I tried to set off at 10h00 […]

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First Custom Build – Part #1…

Decided to build up a fun bike for town, skate park, BMX track etc.  It will be based on the frame above (2011 Nukeproof Snap) and be built up with the aim of ending up with a good, solid bike at a good price. The fully built versions of this bike sell in the UK […]

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The Lake Run…

Did a new route yesterday afternoon.  Was another hot one so set out at about 15h00 and drove to the village of Villar-Saint-Pancrace which is just outside Briancon. The plan was to drive a little way above the village (about 1,400m alt.) park up there then ride the 6km climb up to Le Mélezin, a hamlet […]

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