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Inside Issue 144
Editorial – No More Crashing (on floors)
Chipps has spent a lifetime crashing on floors and sofas. Now that he has a floor and sofa of his own, he wonders where the next generation of floor crashers is.
UK Adventure: Excess Baggage
Nils Amelinckx takes an unusual packing list to the mountains for an overnight adventure. His bags are strapped to his bike, and his stomach is strapped to his body. Bowel cancer treatment and a stoma won’t keep him from the mountains.
MTB Culture: Cultivating Success
Hannah heads to the birthplace of mountain biking to meet WTB, a company that is part of mountain biking’s origin story.
UK Adventure: Cannock Chasing Time
Geoff Waugh looks at two mountain bike races, same venue, 30 years apart.
UK Adventure: Where The Duegars Dwell
What’s short, hairy and lures us to the moors of Northumberland – Pete Scullion, or a Duegar?
UK Adventure: Lord Of The Granny Rings
Inspired by the works of Tolkien, Sanny leads his merry crew on an adventure through lands that could easily double for Middle Earth.
Column: Zippity Doo-Dah
Chipps leads us in praise of the humble cable tie.
Interview: Searching For A Solution
Dean Hersey chats to the ball of energy that is Claudio Caluori.
Classic Ride: Ludlow And The Clee Hills
Shropshire isn’t all about the Long Mynd. Steve Chapman links up some hidden gems.
Bike Test: WTF Is A Trail Bike?
Benji and the team set out to stick to the trail, without veering off into the enduro, or XC.
ST Kitchen: Taking The Rough With The Smoothie
Charlie shows you that blended vegetables aren’t just for babies and after a trip to the dentist.
Kit Essentials: 4-Pot Brakes
Benji and the team test out seven sets of brakes to stop you in your tracks.
MTB Culture: Building For The Builders
There’s more to it than tubes. We meet the people at Paragon Machine Works, who make the bits for the people who make the bikes.
Last Word: Eudaimonic
Hannah ponders if there could be a way to extend the benefits of a ride?
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