Friday, 30 March 2012

Bespoked, done and dusted

Can't believe the show has come and gone already... It was awesome. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi - great to hear what you think and nice to be reassured that I'm not completely insane!! Looking forward to next year

Sunday, 25 March 2012


Some great pics taken by a friendly French photographer, @whiteandcream

Friday, 23 March 2012

Bespoked, Setup Day

Here we go again people: Bristol Bespoked Bike Show again!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Adventure Race Result

So the makeshift mapholder held up through all the rain and the ADL once again made me feel very sure footed on the trail. Easily taking on drops that I would otherwise have faltered at. The only issue I had was one a created. I lost all brakes with over 1 hour to go. I should have put new pads in on Saturday. This meant that for the last hour I had to run down every hill in my bike shoes and because of that I now have black toe nails and expect to lose them soon.

It is at least 2 years since my last race so I was pleased with the result. We finished 3rd in the Male pairs category although we were very late back and got penalised for that. My navigate was a bit rusty but on the whole we were going in the right direction.

Think I might do one again soon. Link to results below.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

ADL ready for Adventure Racing

Doing my first Adventure Race in 3 years tomorrow on the North Downs. I have a may holder but it is for standard bars so will not fit on the ADL as it has oversize. I had a hunt around the shed on Friday evening but it was going to be a real faff to change things over just for 2-3hrs of riding so this morning I rigged up a basic mount and added the rotating map holder onto it. Hopefully it will be robust enough to last the 2-3hr ride tomorrow. It's going to be a wet one so lets see....