Talk to anyone about any cycling course that they’ve ridden in an event and ask them ‘what it was like?’ and they’ll say things like; it was really slippery, it was really stoney, it was really technical, it was really hilly, it was really flat, the toilet facilities were crap,
To stud or not to stud. This is THE winter tyre question!
I bought my first pair of studded tyres about two years ago, and specifically for use on my eMTB. The grip in the Swiss winter snow, and particularly the fully iced roads was immense, and big smile inducing. These particular tyres, made by Schwalbe and called the Ice Spiker Pro
Just like a YouTube video, but not?
Welcome to my first non-YouTube-video? Whilst this blog is going well with good reader feedback, I’ve been considering complementing it with a YouTube channel, partly because it brings a different energy to what I’m doing and creating, and partly because I’ve been inspired by many of those people already doing
More great MTB product testing?
Sometimes, there are contradictions and tensions in the message when talking about ‘new innovation’ and ‘heritage’ in the same sentence, unless you are a marketeer and you use heritage as ‘the hook’ for selling a new innovation. I’m using the two separately in this post, but both will be complimentary
The Interesting Interview Series – No.4: Roc Fu
The latest in the series of Interesting Interviews sees us heading over to China to meet someone who I find truly inspirational and has earned some big respect for what he’s achieving for our cycling community. Let me introduce to you, Roc Fu. Q: Who is Roc Fu? A: I
Kash for Klunkers
I was listening to a track by the rock band, The Yidz, called Kash for Klunkers. The title of the track (marked E for Explicit by the way) appealed to me, because the term ‘Klunker’ is used to describe an iconic part of mountain biking history. More of this later
The Beach. On Any Sunday.
There’s a certain sense of freedom on a beach. It’s locked like a border between the land and the powerful sea. The beach can provide tranquility, interest in washed-up sea shells, dead fish, international litter and wood that has travelled the oceans, only to be finally deposited with a smooth,
Life as a Projecteer
I must admit that I’m a bit of a ‘Projecteer’. This is a new term that I’ve dreamed up to illustrate people like me who always have a project on the go, have a few in the pipeline and at the same time, on the look out for another suitable
It’s the best thing since sliced bread! Really?
One of the very well used sayings that was quoted when I was a kid was ‘it’s the best thing since sliced bread!’, and it was always in reference to a new innovation or product. The first automatically sliced commercial bread loaves were produced on July 6, 1928, in Chillicothe,
Social Media International Rescue
It’s great to feel a sense of self achievement and satisfaction whilst also recognising that it couldn’t have been done without the help of others. It is also amazing that the help has been based on good faith, a willingness to support, and all based on a photograph and short