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Ride report: Friday slackers hit Afan and Cwm Carn

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Jem manoeuvres round a Cafall berm

Well that turned out well!

When someone suggests to you a couple of days in Wales in March, you don’t expect to be basking in temperatures pushing 13° but that’s exactly how things worked out. Thank goodness for Kev, our lucky weather gnome.

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Ride report: Friday slackers hit Afan and Cwm Carn

Well that turned out well! When someone suggests to you a couple of days in Wales in March, you don’t expect to be basking in temperatures pushing 13° but that’s exactly how things worked out. Thank goodness for Kev, our lucky weather gnome.

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Ride report: Sunday 8 March – simply, Newlands Corner

Following the St David’s Day ride last Sunday the brightening weather saw the Moles diaspora spread far and wide. Some of us went south toward Peaslake (Southside Johnny and his shovel), some rambled on Ranmore with the gnarrsters (D’Andy, Al and Nick) and the rest of us joined Lay-Dave on a trip to Newlands.

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Ride Report – 1st March – Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus

Eight of us made the St David’s Day ride, and they shall be identified only by their sick gangsta tags: Dandy, Muddy Dave, D-Dub, Jemster, James (who’s clearly not that sick), Lord On-One, RoadMole, and Southside Johnny.

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Ride report: Friday slackers hit Afan and Cwm Carn

Well that turned out well! When someone suggests to you a couple of days in Wales in March, you don’t expect to be basking in temperatures pushing 13° but that’s exactly how things worked out. Thank goodness for Kev, our lucky weather gnome.

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QECP Trail Collective Enduro – 27 July 2014

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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…

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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

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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‘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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