Singletrack Magazine Issue 146: A Flying Start

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Hannah thinks she’s discovered why mountain biking is fun: it’s because it started that way. “I didn’t realise you were trying to go fast.” I wasn’t trying to go fast, but I wasn’t intending to be slow either. I was trying to go as fast as I dared without risking wipeout and injury. As it turned out, Repack felt like it risked wipeout and injury at every turn. Let off the brakes and the gradient grabs you, grab the brakes and the gravel surface leaves your tyres scrabbling for traction. Off-camber corners, blind bends, and rills do their best to...

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Hannah Dobson

Managing Editor

I came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. I like all bikes, but especially unusual ones. More than bikes, I like what bikes do. I think that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments. I try to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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  • weeksy
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    That sounds like an EPIC trip… I don’t know all these people like some on here will. But speaking to people who know stuff and are passionate, is awesome.

    Just yesterday i was chatting to a local old fella, the conversation turned to Fords, he was telling me about when he used to race a Mexico 1600… lol… yup same old bloke used to race rally cars.

    The oldies have stories.. they really do. You just have to settle down and listen.

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    I’ve just been reminded that it’s Charlie Kelly’s birthday today! Happy Birthday Charlie!

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    Sounds like a fun day.

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