El Scorchio Notio

Dias Uno in El Bigio Brotherio Housio! Arrived late last night to the rural B and B in an old converted farmhouse to find what seemed like a concerningly large double bed. While I’m in touch with my female side, the thought of Mark spooning sent a cold shiver down my spine. Thankfully, the room […]

September 3rd, 09 1,365 By:

Working hard in a Basque

Just arrived in Basque Country to stay with www.basquemtb.com. It’s me and Sanny here. Last time we both went on a biking trip together we were in Austria and it rained for most of the trip. It’s raining here. Hmmm. I’m quite tired at the moment but I’ll be putting together a few quick video […]

September 3rd, 09 1,528 By:

Back To School

I spent the Bank Holiday weekend up in Swaledale with my other half (who’s a teacher) enjoying the last few days of the school holidays. When you’re a pupil the school hols seem to last for ages. But the six weeks this year seemed to absolutely fly past. This is at least partly due to […]

September 1st, 09 2,839 By:

‘Tis Done

Issue 52 was sent off to the printers last night. Nice work Sim “Moonlight” Mainey! It’s been a particularly difficult issue to do due to various people being unavailable to contribute -not just paid Singletrack staffers but our usual team of helpers (freelance or just plain free) has also been “otherwise engaged”. Yet we still […]

August 27th, 09 1,907 By:

Oh the irony

So a week ago we retreated up to Austria from Slovenia due to the combination of high temperatures and high humidity making riding just a little bit too much hard work. In retrospect and facing the inevitable homecoming rain that seems pretty stupid now. Regular readers will realise we’ve a bit of a soft spot […]

August 26th, 09 1,379 By:


I’m out of the office tomorrow. I realised as we came back from Morzine that my passport had literally days left and if I’d have been there a few days longer in France I could have been stuck there (which wouldn’t have bothered me if I’d ended up stuck in Morzine but it would have […]

August 25th, 09 1,635 By:

GREEN! My New Long Termer

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 […]

August 23rd, 09 1,755 By:

It’s 11PM and I’m not at work…

…but I am working. I’ve just written up my One Ton Weekend for issue 52, in which Singletrack, both us office folk and Singletarck forumites, build a pump track. It’s an epic in the style of Lord of the Rings, kind of. Well, it’s got Matt with a pick axe who could be mistaken for […]

August 20th, 09 1,239 By:

You Had To Be There (Or Maybe Not)

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 […]

August 18th, 09 902 By:

Trust Folk

Hello all, Just had a weekend away with my Missus in Dartmoor. Lying around in a tent, reading a Complete Saturday Guardian, beer, wine, barbecue, mild sunstroke, the usual stuff that makes a break. Plus a great ride on Sunday. My main reason for returning to Dartmoor was after doing the route guide in issue […]

August 11th, 09 1,310 By:

Words done, van packed. We’re outta here.

You can’t beat a good deadline rush even though it’s early this issue thanks to the efficiency of Sim and Ben at the helm. Finished words for the next issue yesterday, then in true male tradition started packing for our trip this morning. A random assortment of bike kit has been thrown in the travel […]

August 6th, 09 1,186 By:

Home Turf

Last week I was in Morzine on the Singletrack Readers’ Week holiday with FlowMTB. And it was fantastic. After a while off the bike due to one thing or another it totally re-ignited my riding. The trails were challenging and fun, the company was good and the food was simply off the scale. It was […]

August 6th, 09 976 By:

Issue 52: Update

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 […]

August 4th, 09 1,015 By:

Out Of Office

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.

July 31st, 09 961 By:

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