Now that the Genesis Alpitude has been finished with it was time to get another Long Term project in. And after a LOT of deliberation here is what I’ve gone for… I’m going to build it up as a All Day Mildy-Hardcore Hardtail Trail Ripper. Or in other words a bike for doing lots of […]
This issue is on The Plan as being the “Interview” issue. For such an apparently straightforward feature they always seem to end involving a surprising amount of work/hassle – both beforehand and afterwards! Trying to “synch” diaries with people in the bike industry seems to be a bit like herding cats. Actual face-to-face interviews are […]
AKA the Ben & Sim issue.. right then, words and pics are beginning to trickle in. I’ve tried to chase up some words from folks and hopefully by the end of this week we could have about 25% of the mag’s “raw materials” in for Sim to stitch together into prettiness. Many pre-thanks to ST […]
You may have been wondering why the front page of the site has been quiet this week. Well, we’ve all been in Morzine on the 2009 Singletrack Magazine Reader Holiday hosted by Flow MTB. A full report will be in the next issue but in the meantime here’s a little teaser for y’all.
We’re off to Morzine tomorrow for this year’s Reader Holiday (kindly hosted by Flow MTB). Myself and Matt are just back from a week’s hard riding in Norway. Marky The Mark is just back from a no-bikes-allowed holiday in the Med. Sim and femme fro-rider Charlotte are coming along too. Neither of them have ridden […]
As you may already know, Chipps is having a well-earned rest for few weeks (well, if you can call hauling yourself self-supported across the Pyrenees a “rest”). Which leaves myself and Sim kinda in charge of the next issue. Not sure whether the mag will look or feel any different with us two young(er) rapscallions […]
Even though I spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday messing about on two wheels under scorching sunshine I still felt the urge to “play out” on Sunday afternoon…
Well, I’m glad I made an effort to do a lot of riding during the decent weather we had through April. But… CAN WE PLEASE HAVE A SUMMER THIS YEAR FOR GOD’S SAKE??? That is all.
(£449 RRP from Raleigh) This year’s mantra for me is to learn how to jump properly on proper jumps. It’s a funny old game. You pretty much have to unlearn a lot of the way you normally ride a mountain bike. It’s been very hard to stop “soaking up” the jumps and to actually stiffen […]
Entries for the Singletrack Classic Weekender are coming in nice and steadily. We’ve probably taken a few more over the Easter break but we passed the 50 mark for processed entries last week. Woop! I’m really looking forward to this event (even though I’m not competing as I’ll be marshalling and observing the Classic Trials). […]
.. the Lake District National Park Authority! “As Oscar winning film Slum Dog Millionaire hugs international headlines, Lake District village halls are celebrating their own big cash windfalls. There is no fanfare for the £27,000 pledged to give a vital boost to buildings which form the heart of communities. But the Lake District Sustainable Development Fund knows […]
In the continuing saga of “sorting out downstairs” I’ve been spending a great deal of time shinning myself on lots of random wheels that are littering the Singletrack offices. There seems to be something about wheels. No matter how useless or battered it may be, we cyclists seem loathe to throw a wheel away. And […]
Our workshop isn’t in the neatest of states at the mo… So with this in mind we’ve just taken delivery of an “Action Station” from PAF Systems. It’s a “work bench solution for those with limited space.. despite its heavy duty capacity, it folds flat against a wall; perfect for the home mechanic as well […]
A peek into the staff bike shed reveals a lot of changes for 2009. Here’s “Part 2″ of Benji’s thoughts on his Genesis Alpitude (“Part 1″ can be found in the new 47th issue of Singletrack Magazine)…