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Ride Report – 16 Nov 2014 – Leaf litter louts

Karl's brownie

As we know, we’re riding in that AONB known as ‘The Slurry Hills’, and today it lived up to its name. Joining me for an XC ride ‘avec spice’ (or should that be, ‘epices’?) were D-Dub, Elliot (L.O.O.), James, ‘Old’ Karl, Mark, and Nick. Up, down, and around the North Downs ridge was the plan, with a tea stop scheduled for Gomshall (much enjoyed by Karl, as you can see).

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Ride Report – 16 Nov 2014 – Leaf litter louts

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Remembrance day mud

After this weeks bursts of solid rain it was a relief to see a dry Sunday morning and 7 Moles drag themselves out of bed and make the effort to get up to Bocketts car park for what was to be an expedition into the Surrey Hills with mud avoidance high on the menu!


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Ride Report – Sunday 2nd November – Big Al’s blow-out

Despite the dire forecast, assembled at Bocketts were Big Al, Jonesy, ‘Old’ Karl, Elliot, Colin and myself. A morning on our backsides awaited! Read the rest…

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QECP Trail Collective Enduro – 27 July 2014

How do the guys at QECP do it? I’m talking about the hotline to the weather gods that ensured we had a baking hot race on Sunday Read the rest…


Summer in Wales: Cwm Carn and The Gap Road

Mountain biking, as opposed to riding mountain bikes, requires a bit of circumspection. If the Surrey Hills can bite (and many of us have the evidence to show it), then mountains of any description will take more than a nibble if they get a chance. Read the rest…


Pronghorn 29er review; n=n+1+1

The Pronghorn PR Carbon 29 – a good basis of lightweight 29er hardtail Read the rest…

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Maybe it’s a bad idea to stick stuff on your crash helmet?

Blood spots on the snow

For a long time now this thought has been nagging at me and recent events have served only to bring it to the front of my mind.

I’m talking about sticking stuff on our crash helmets, more particularly the kind of appendages riders sport to capture their escapades in glorious technicolor. It’s possible you might end up seeing the wrong kind of colour entirely.

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Nordic walking

Nordic Walking

As some of you will know, I managed to dislocate my shoulder during a recent moles ride over on Pitch Hill (Two-Headed Dog since you ask).

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A guide to the buying the best helmet cameras

‘Film where you go and what you do.’

Phrases like this are how action cams are often promoted. If this appeals to you, what do you need to become Steven Speilberg on a MTB? Marketing hyperbole aside, why would you want to film your rides in the first place?

Contour HD video recorder

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