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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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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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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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Back in the Saddle…

After 2½ weeks with no riding  at all (due to the constant irritation of having to earn the rent!)  I went out and hit it hard today with a 28km ride and a climb up to about 1,530m.  I thought if I left it to later in the afternoon the warmest part of the day […]

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Les Balcons St Chaffrey…

Thought I’d do this pretty extreme 25km route (Les Balcons St Chaffrey – trail #30 on the Serre Chevalier Mountain Bike Piste Map) to test out some replacement parts/upgrades that I put on the bike. The Shimano Deore 11-34t 9-speed cassette was worn out & the jockey wheels on the Shimano Deore LX rear mech looked […]

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Dirt Jumps & RC Choppers…

Pretty amazing edit of Jamie Johnson hitting the dirt jumps and single track at Farmer John’s in the Peak District, UK. The whole film was shot using a Canon 550D (that’s the camera I’ve got) from a remote control helicopter!…Enjoy   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zlCpUXiMdzM]   Thanks to Lomax Bike for finding this one 🙂 […]

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Another New Trail…

After a little look on Google Earth I spotted a nice looking track just above our village that I could include into one of my usual daily circuits.  I decided to do this new section at the end of the route because it looked like a great down hill into Briançon and I could then hit […]

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The Egg Burner…

Now I’m not a calorie counter – in fact very far from it but 982 kcal sounds like it should of helped get rid of at least some of the Easter excesses doesn’t it? We spent a few days with my family in the North-West of France over Easter and when we returned to the […]

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