Simandi

Or ‘Sim and I’ for those that prefer spaces between words… Yep, it’s another ‘The mag’s off to the printers’ blog

March 5th, 09 1,087 By:

And the Oscar for most crowbarred-in reference in a Press Release goes to…

.. 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 […]

March 4th, 09 1,053 By:

Another deadline crush

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 […]

March 3rd, 09 1,131 By:

Hard or soft?

Chipps ponders the ratio of hardtails to suspension in the magazine(s)

February 26th, 09 2,069 By:

Back to Grey

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…

February 16th, 09 1,055 By:

Statistics, swearing and those bloody ads again!

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!

February 11th, 09 2,220 By:

Wheels-R-Us

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 […]

February 9th, 09 1,197 By:

Singletrack Workshop Refit

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 […]

February 4th, 09 2,490 By:

Benji's Long Termer – Genesis Alpitude

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)…

January 30th, 09 8,331 By:

Reward

Explored a new (to me) Lakeland bridleway today. It turned out to be one of the best technical trails I’ve ever ridden. Better than the Snowdon Rangers Path? I think so. More details in a future issue of Singletrack. Awesome.

January 29th, 09 1,123 By:

Core Bike Rocks

Just back from the Core Bike show – it was great as always… Now to get some pictures up.

January 28th, 09 978 By:

Without rhyme nor reason

I am really into mountain biking again. And when I say “really” it should say “REALLY”. Times 10. Tuesday night rides, thursday night rides, Saturday techno rides, Sunday social rides. All of it please. I think my mind/body/spirit has finally given up waiting for good weather to arrive and just wants to get on with […]

January 27th, 09 1,052 By:

Snow!

A snowy commute made for some late night fixie-fun

January 20th, 09 1,283 By:

To singlespeed or not?

Chipps mulls over whether he still qualifies as a singlespeeder…

January 18th, 09 1,827 By:

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