Issue 147 Editorial: Best Foot Forward

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Admission time… I’m a secret, or perhaps ‘recovering’ left-hander. That is to say I write and use a mouse with my left hand, but apart from that I’m basically right-handed. I play guitar right-handed. If I played racquet sports or golf, I’d do it right-handed. I still rely on my left hand for detail stuff, so if I was painting a picture, I’d be left-handed, but painting a wall I’d probably use my right, or both hands equally, depending on which awkward corner I needed to get into. Handedness doesn’t really come into cycling that much. You would think that, perhaps, which way round you ran your brakes might...

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With 22 years as Editor of Singletrack World Magazine, Chipps is the longest-running mountain bike magazine editor in the world. He started in the bike trade in 1990 and became a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the last 30 years as a bike writer and photographer, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish, strengthen and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

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