Doddy in MBUK Alps feature. "Nailing the trails"……let go of the tree!!!

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  • Doddy in MBUK Alps feature. "Nailing the trails"……let go of the tree!!!
  • You expect me to buy a copy of that toilet paper to see a picture of Doddy, being Doddy?! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    rockhopper70
    Member

    only bought it because of the alps feature…it was in a sealed bag so couldn’t flick through in sainsburys.
    I surprised he let the photo make it to print

    Take a picture and post it up? Otherwise Sainsbury’s are going to have a whole load of opened copies of MBUK…

    rockhopper70
    Member

    how do you post photos…..something i never could sort..

    ๐Ÿ™„

    Put it on your computer… upload it to a hosting site imageshack etc then paste the jpg address into here, with the IMH things either side..

    Neil F
    Member

    Is he actually moving? The guy in front of him looks like he’s leaning on the tree too! ๐Ÿ˜†

    Ambrose
    Member

    I was very disappointed in the issue tbh. But at least I have a natty chainstay protector (anyone want it?) and the MintSauce page was produced on time ๐Ÿ˜‰

    When all is said and done though, it seemed that much of it was just press release rehashed.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    I’m getting a bit tired of MBUK. Miss Stevenson and Manley (where did he go?).
    Only buy it for the sheep these days.

    Actually, the trail centre guides are always good, love reading what Mr Ashton is up to and it’s good to see which colours are currently fashionable so I know what to avoid.

    The bike reviews are a bit bland, but oddly the group component reviews are often quite scathing – nice to see a bit of objectivity.

    It’s the same as it was back in the early 90’s, but with shorter stems, more travel & less purple.
    Bit like the rest of us then?

    Come to think of it, I might just take out a subscription. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon santacruzsi
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    MBUK is all about Doddy, it’s rubbish! Stopped buying it.

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    i haven’t bought (or looked at) MBUK in a couple of years now, but whatever you may think of doddy he can actually ride a bike fairly well (loads better than me and probably a good deal better than most of you too).

    vdubber67
    Member

    Whenever I buy it, I always find something that really makes me angry in it. Cliched toss phrasing, marketing bollocks and such. I am the wrong target audience at 38 though I guess

    ridingscared
    Member

    Haven’t bought it since the day Doddy, Chris (smacked arse) Smith and Scott Beaumont were on the uplift at Cwm. Neither doddy or smith could be arsed to say hello or talk to anyone else all day and sat up front. Beaumont on the other hand was the perfect pro, sat with the masses, taking the time to talk to everyone and generally seemed happy to be riding bikes for a living.

    I want to see this picture… But I don’t want to buy MBUK…

    Premier Icon GRAEMEJONES
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    Here you go.

    Ta very much!

    I can only assume that it’s like that bit in Tim Burton’s Batman where he uses the cable out the Batmobile window to hook onto windows and go around corners faster…

    Did that happen or did I just imagine it?

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    Is this the issue with the feature on Bristol trails in it?

    z1ppy
    Member

    I’m sorry but I don’t see the issue with that piccy?
    I wouldn’t even be riding it, yet he may just be waiting for the other rider to finish so that he can get a good run through to the exit, or even if he had to steady himself, so fricken what!
    Christ you must all be god like riders! ๐Ÿ™„

    Premier Icon GRAEMEJONES
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    My sense of self-preservation kicks in way too early to even let me consider anything like that ๐Ÿ˜ณ No Bristol Trails in this one.

    jenbe
    Member

    doddy once offered to fight with me, because i was slaging of the shitty mag he scribbles some rubbish down for..lol.. Have you ever noticed that in the world of MBUK tress, and the horizon seem to bee at funny angles to make the riding seem a bit more hard core!

    sharki
    Member

    Ah mucho didums for all those for even giving a toss what someone else does or for that matter how they choose too do it.

    Much like the way i’m caring even to comment on this, maybe i’m bias as Doddy complimented mine a Jambo’s trail. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Seriously though, some of you really….

    sherry
    Member

    Maybe the tree was lonely and he gave it a hug? I just think his anal sphincter started to twitch.

    xiphon
    Member

    Looks like Doddy might need to call on the teaching skills of Jedi…

    Kit
    Member

    Did he have his socks pulled up to his knee caps as usual?

    B.A.Nana
    Member

    Haven’t bought it since the day Doddy, Chris (smacked arse) Smith and Scott Beaumont were on the uplift at Cwm. Neither doddy or smith could be arsed to say hello or talk to anyone else all day and sat up front.

    Guy Kesteven, on the otherhand, is a perfect gentleman and, turns up to dig at Stainburn.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Got to say that does look like a “stop for a moment then restart” tree lean not a Northwind-style “I’m going to die, better grab this tree” tree lean, all his body language says he’s planning to restart. So maybe just making a gap which is sensible.

    He seemed a decent enough feller when I bumped into them at glentress, but… Why would you go up to him and slag off the magazine he works for? Never mind being surprised at a negative reaction after? Why would you be surprised when he talks to his mates on an uplift? If he’d turned up and said “Hi I’m Doddy” chances are he’d be getting slagged on Teh Internetz for thinking he’s a superstar because he writes for a magazine…

    jenbe
    Member

    i was simply telling him that how biased the reviews were!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    “i was slaging of the shitty mag he scribbles some rubbish down for”

    jenbe
    Member

    the reviews are rubbish, the mag is rubbish in general, i don’t care what others think, that mag puts people of riding!

    Markie
    Member

    Have you ever noticed that in the world of MBUK tress, and the horizon seem to bee at funny angles to make the riding seem a bit more hard core!

    Although looking at the example photo above, if anything it’s angled to make the run look flatter than it actually is…

    How many years has he been there? I know I still bought it occasionally when he came along, but that seems like an age ago now! Fair play to him for making it work…

    xiphon
    Member

    jenbe – Member
    the reviews are rubbish, the mag is rubbish in general, i don’t care what others think, that mag puts people of riding

    Interestingly, many moons ago, MBUK actually made me cross the line from “I like to ride my bicycle just like any other young kid” to “I like mountain biking as a sport”.

    This was long before the internetz and Dirt/STW/MBR for that matter – early 1990s!!

    ridingscared
    Member

    Why would you be surprised when he talks to his mates on an uplift?

    He didn’t talk to anyone. Like it or not he represents the biggest mtb mag in the UK , if he worked for me I’d expect him to be a bit gracious and try to promote the sport, not act like he was too good to mix it with the commoners. Of all the people who are ‘players’ in the industry I have met he is the most ignorant , arrogant and aloof. Just my opinion but reason enough for me not to buy the monthly pile of adverts and self congratulatory toss that is mbuk.

    though agree with xiphon for the power of it ‘back in the day’.

    Tijuana Taxi
    Member

    Went to the Cycle Show at Excel a few years back and shared a table with Doddy having a coffee. Seemed a nice enough bloke and had a chat about this and that, certainly didn’t seem aloof or bigheaded.

    Suppose we all have good and bad days when we are not at our chattiest or feel like socialising.

    milkherd
    Member

    He passed me when I had stopped by a trail waiting for a friend and asked if I was ok which was nice. I wouldn’t expect him to go out of his way to talk to me on an uplift – why would I?!

    jenbe
    Member

    xiphon – Member
    jenbe – Member
    the reviews are rubbish, the mag is rubbish in general, i don’t care what others think, that mag puts people of riding
    Interestingly, many moons ago, MBUK actually made me cross the line from “I like to ride my bicycle just like any other young kid” to “I like mountain biking as a sport”.

    This was long before the internetz and Dirt/STW/MBR for that matter – early 1990s!!

    Yea i used to read it then, it was much better, but last time i read it it told me i needed three bikes to have a good time! Nuff said!

    xiphon
    Member

    Back in the day, all-mountain, freeride, trail riding, etc didn’t exist (marketing people hadn’t thought of it yet).

    The articles would feature ‘pros’ doing DH / XC on more-or-less the same bikes (Zaskars with Judy DHs/Judy XCs…. and a DCD for the chain!).

    I agree these days they advise you that you need:

    1 for Trail Centres (6×6).
    1 for XC (lightweigh ht).
    1 for DH (8 inch plus).
    1 for DJ.
    1 for 4X. etc.

    MrK mkII
    Member

    that’s pretty much the implicit advice of most of the members on this forum! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    i haven’t read MBuk since that Jamie the punk kid was in it, is he still in it??

    tbh, i would be holding that tree, probably with both hands and my eyes shut

    ChunkyMTB
    Member

    I’ve always thought that Doddy looks like Boy George without the makeup

    julianwilson
    Member

    Punky Jamie went to Metal Hammer iirc. rawk!

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