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Highland Trail 2016: Speechless and euphoric with a sore bottom

I rolled into Tyndrum on Thursday morning at 06:35 after riding through the night to finish under five days where I eagerly joined the other Highland Trail 2016 finishers for hours of storytelling over Scottish breakfasts, cakes, coffees at the Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum. A strong bond had developed between the riders whilst riding and it was cemented by our post mortem huddle, a sense of mutual …

New Bike Porn: Jerónimo Rasputin 29 Plus

I wasn’t even looking for a new bike. Rasputin found me (at least that’s the story I am telling). I was just browsing PinkBike ‘for a friend’ when Rasputin growled at me. I was powerless.

Winter Bothy Loop, Mid Wales

I somehow overlooked the email from Stu about the Bear Bones Bach to Bach winter event, but I saw the bothy photos popping up on the forum and I got a bit jealous. I had a few spare holidays rolled over from 2015, so I decided to get back out to Wales for a long weekend of bothy biking.

Bear Bones 200 (2015 edition)

Bear Bones 2015 route was not only more rideable than last year, I’d say it was altogether more fun (mostly the type 1 kind).

Quantocks & Exmoor Bikepacking Weekender

Recently I’ve been getting the hint from Jenny that I should get better at surprises. So far I’ve flat out disagreed. I am full of surprises! I take …