Category Archives: Riding

Posts about just getting out riding.

The darkness returns….

It’s that time of year again. The darkness has just arrived. Fortunately it’s that time of year too, and so today at Beics Brenin the darkness came in the form of a new bike – 2013 Stumpjumper Comp Carbon HT … Continue reading

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Chasing the tail of the Beast of Brenin!

Usually when I ride in an event I try to finish somewhere near the front. I don’t always succeed, but I’m not often very close to the back of the pack. However, this Sunday I had the pleasure of riding … Continue reading

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Stravation – the need to feed on ride data.

On Saturday evening I rode the Exposure Lights Big Night Out marathon at Ruthin. I’d been away for the previous two days at a wedding, arrived home late, and had literally thrown my bike kit into the car before heading … Continue reading

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The Summer is Dead! Long Live the Summer!

Hurray, hurrah, whoopeee, and root-tee-toot! The summer is over! Now don’t get me wrong – I love the summer as much as the next man, it’s just that the summers here in mid-Wales are when ‘The Outsiders’ come. The school … Continue reading

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Garneddwen Ten Time Trial

It might have been the thunder. Perhaps it was the torrential rain. Or maybe it was the warnings about the road closure. Whatever though, I didn’t predict a great turnout for the inaugral Garneddwen Ten time trial. As it happened … Continue reading

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Days like these….

You don’t get days like these very often. In fact they rarely happen at all. It started with an early morning blast around the Minotaur trail at Coed y Brenin – they’ve just opened the 3rd loop, which climbs parallel … Continue reading

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Rain? Rain? Go away (to a small island in the Mediterranean)!

This year in the beautiful mountains of North Wales the summer has been very….erm…..well….Welsh. The sun has come out on occasion but, like everyone else venturing out around here, it has peered through the incessant downpour, seen the flooding, and … Continue reading

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Sometimes you eat the trail….

There’s an old saying in the world of mountain biking: “Sometimes you eat the trail, sometimes the trail eats you.” It refers of course to the difference in performance and feedback you can experience between rides –┬ásome rides are incredible, … Continue reading

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Tropical Heat in the Celtic Rainforest

Last Friday I spent exploring new trails, in and around the Rhinogau (the Rhinog mountain range) to the west of Coed y Brenin, in an attempt to link up some familiar trails for some extended mountain bike guiding. The Rhinogs … Continue reading

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Dyfi Enduro 2012

Last weekend saw the 11th annual howies Dyfi Enduro. It’s the fastest selling ticket in the world of mountain biking (sold out in 62 minutes!) and given the epic nature of the ride, the attention to detail, the friendly atmosphere, … Continue reading

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