John O'Bese

  • John O'Bese replied to the topic Peak District Cheeky Advice. in the forum Bike Forum 1 day ago

    Dukes Rd Derwent Edge is what I would do if I was riding Cut Gate, makes it into an excellent loop, although better in the summer.
    Dukes Rd is a stony sort of track for most of the bw, but does hit a boggy stretch that I imagine could be a bit swampy at the moment – it’s then a stone causeway up to Back Tor. Also open moorland with not a single…[Read more]

  • John O'Bese replied to the topic Cross 19/20 in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    No jetwashes would be a fine idea, Mick – basically you can get a bike change if your bike is fked and that’s it. But like you say they’re not going anywhere – part and parcel of elite cx racing and local / regional leagues feed into that.

    N Wales league is single frameset only. Wasn’t seeing the positive side of that when I snapped a chain lap…[Read more]

  • John O'Bese replied to the topic Cross 19/20 in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    I always take a pit bike now – couple of seasons back starting to race more regularly I had an exasperating run of mechanicals, was upgrading my cross bike anyhow, so decided to take two to races. Initially just left it in the pits in case of a problem, but now if my daughter is racing or I can drag my son out of the house I’ll get a change. I do…[Read more]