(£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). [...]
Having been to Canada a couple of times to do mountain bike stuff with the help of the tourist boards over there, I’ve ended up on the mailing list of the Alberta Tourist Board. Usually I get press releases about new trails opening at one of the many bike parks and I even get mailings [...]
nPower have doubled our office electricity bill because we didn’t write a letter to them in September to tell them we were switching suppliers in December, even though at the time we were quite happy with the rate we were paying them and didn’t actually see a need to switch suppliers.
Or ‘Sim and I’ for those that prefer spaces between words… Yep, it’s another ‘The mag’s off to the printers’ blog
.. 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 [...]
It’s kind of snuck up on us again. Taking a week off to go skiing earlier in February, plus our new week-shorter production schedule has meant the usual deadline cram. However, some articles are (finally) being commissioned in advance and are coming in on time, which helps to spread the crush a little. And on [...]
Chipps is back from his -9C skiing fun in Italy, but when’s the next jolly? He’s going to have to invent some more days in the year to get on one…
Swearing can be funny, stats are great but not when an insurance company gets hold of them to try and prove that cycling is dangerous and ads are here to stay and you need them as much as we do ultimately… No really!
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)…