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new ride

  • Posted by ade
  • 21 January 2011

This is what the next edition will look like.

We are waiting for the delivery.

There will be a fight between Pete, Aron, Hicksey, Ruben, Peter and me for the first copy.

We will let you know when they are in.

Party invite

  • Posted by ade
  • 21 January 2011

Ride magazine invite you to rock up to Look mum no hands next week to celebrate the birth of ride number 5.

The only way to get there is by bike.

Happy New Year

  • Posted by ade
  • 1 January 2011


What are you going to do different?

What are you going to give up?

What will be your new challenge?

What new thing are you going to start?

What cause will you fight?

What will be the life changing moment?

What bad habit will you break?

What dreams will you make true?

What plans have you been brewing for too long that you will action?

What ever you do,  Do something.

You only have 364 days left.

Tick tock...

our web site

  • Posted by ade
  • 23 December 2010

We are launching the Winter sale after the 25th.

It always goes a little crazy and the site struggles with the volume of traffic.

So we are switching off the website today at 3pm for 30 minutes whilst they fit bigger pipes, wider doors and turbo chargers.

London Sample Sale this weekend

  • Posted by ade
  • 23 November 2010



We are going to be in London this weekend with the usual van full of sample sale bits and bobs.

We have some of last winters stuff, some one off samples that only just  made it past the drawing board, some returns that need a button or a stitch and some gold from the last in the box.

All at silver prices.

We are going to be at the Dray Walk Gallery in the Truman Brewery again. E1 6QL

Barney is already in London with his bike and I truck up Thursday with mine.

The opening hours are;

Thursday 25th November 4pm to 8pm

Friday 26th 11am to 7pm

Saturday 27th 11am to 6pm

Sunday 28th 11am to 5pm

If you come you can bring your bike into the space and bring a bag as we won't have any. There is also a great bike shop there, many many places to eat and some great street art.

If your coming from out of town get the train to Liverpool street and the walk is 10 minutes.

come to Wales, ride and watch

  • Posted by ade
  • 11 November 2010

Just got this mail from Jim from Summit cycles. The guys who put on the Dyfi Enduro .

Tickets are now available for our Life Cycles and Vast screening at Nant y Arian Visitor Centre on Saturday 20th November.

Life Cycles is a different take on the mtb film, with a focus on stunning cinematography, promising to be a groundbreaking visual feast.

Vast is a new European freeride film shot in some awesome European locations.

For those that want to ride, there is a night ride starting at 5.15 pm from the visitor centre car park.



Tickets are £5/£3.50 for under 16s.

We’ve also got a DJ, food and a bar.

Promises to be a great night!



Summit Cycles.co.uk

Aberystwyth 01970 626061

The Holey Trail.co.uk

Machynlleth 01654 700411

Beics Brenin.co.uk

Dolgellau 01341 440728

I'm bored

  • Posted by ade
  • 8 November 2010


We decided on a change of scenery for lunch today. The trail round Fforest is getting worn down, and the river is in raging flood. So we headed just out of Cardigan to Moyelgrove to run the Pembrokeshire coastal path towards Newport. The path was not too bad considering the battering we took last night but the change of terrain was a shocker.

The coastal path climbs and falls to every beach, every stream and every valley. It really climbs and falls. If you follow the path in the picture you will see Ruben on the start of the hardest climb of the run. After the steps there is a small rock face then a mud chute. I had to walk the last 100 feet as my lungs were too small to feed the oxygen required by my legs at that point in time.

We ran out for 20 minutes then back. And despite the air only being 6 degrees when the sun came out we ended up hot.

Would love to have run on and on till dark.

In the zone.

  • Posted by ade
  • 3 November 2010

I went for a lunch break run yesterday. I needed to break that spriral you get into at your desk where the to do list has it's own to do list to do and nothing is getting done.

Just a quick 10 km.

The music was set to shuffle and I got up enough speed to get into that red mist zone.

8km in, hot, looking down at the trail covered in autumns finest colours, sucking in air and listening to massive attacks karmacoma I fell into that running  trance. No thoughts, unfocused vision on full auto pilot.  Somewhere I rarely get to on the bike.

Then the calendar bleeped bringing me back to the 3pm meeting I should be at, it was 2.51pm and I was just just over 1.5km from work.

I arrived having bought banana chips 1 minute late cover in sweat, soaked to the skin looking fully flushed.

No one commented.

first ride

  • Posted by ade
  • 28 October 2010

We went out to Poppit Sands today to make a little movie on our Quickburst jacket and it was the first ride out for the new bike project. Tidy Mike was in the boot with the camera, Ruben was at the wheel and I felt the lack of riding I've been doing over the last 3 months.The frameset is the Trek Red OCLV carbon, the groupset Sram Force, wheels by Bontrager and tyres and tubes Conti's Grand Prix 24c ready for winter, saddle Selle Italia and an Easton stem.  I think it's lighter than all the packaging.

And the ahead cap was from the 2007 Single Speed Champs.

I still have some fine tuning to do as things stretch and loosen but the rigidity and the weight are going to be hellish fun round here.

Roll on summer and a hot new tarmac road.

I played my "too nice to be here" card so I can be off tomorrow to give it a roasting.

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