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dumb ass not numb ass

  • Posted by ade
  • 22 December 2008
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we went to the brecfa red trail today to do some thinking for next years do lectures.

we only really made plans the night before so his morning was rushed to find my bike that has been in bits since the Brecfa enduro this year. We met up with Andy Middleton from TYF.

i found the wheels after a 20 minute hunt, jumped in the car and set off.

when we were putting the bikes together Andy asked where my saddle was and i immediately knew.

In my garage in the white wire shelf above the grinder and below the hammers.

two and a half hours out the saddle is time enough to ingrain on my memory never to forget gain.

my legs were too pumped to relax on the last crazy drop.

the ride was amazing. 10 degrees, a very light drizzle punctuated by work chatter. a nice way to do a "meeting"

howies riders blogs

  • Posted by tim
  • 19 December 2008

Dan Yeomans and Joe Barnes have blogs up about their exploits. 

Dans here

Joe's here

ice ice baby

  • Posted by ade
  • 18 December 2008

On Monday night the ride home was a challenge on the cross bike.

It's been raining lots over the last few weeks and the lanes home have little streams flowing over them about an inch deep.

By 6.30pm these had turned to sheet ice making 35% of the ride home not only unrideable, but nearly unwalkable. Especially in cycling shoes.

So i let the tyres down to 20psi, unclipped and prepared to bale.

There was one corner where you come down a hill, into a fast lefthander into an uphill and the whole thing was like glass. The only way was to slide down on my arse, and then pull myself up the other side on the wall.

I love those rides home where it's a challenge and you feel scared and uncomfortable and challenged. Breaks the norm.

Away From Home and some lovely Trails

  • Posted by tim
  • 17 December 2008

'Away from Home'. This was a ten day trip that took in two Downhill World Cup races in Quebec in Canada this year. Rob Warner at the wheel. The footage below is of Josh Bryceland winning the Worlds in Italy a month or so before Canada. 


Here's the trailer for the new PA Woods DVD release.


A New Bicycle

  • Posted by tim
  • 12 December 2008




This is a friend of mine on Japanese TV on a fixed wheel BMX bike in about 82.

I love japan....................


Perspective Line

  • Posted by howies
  • 11 December 2008

Just watched a great short film by Bastien Lattanzio called Perspective Line. Really well shot and great music too.

Sweetskinz for sale

  • Posted by ruben
  • 9 December 2008

We have loads of these Sweetskinz coloured tyres in the office.

They're not on the website or in the catalouge, which is probably why they have stuck around so long, but if you'd like one just give us a call and we'll be happy to get them sent out for you.

They are also reflective, so you'll look cool and be safe at night!

They are £15.00 each. we have ones for 26" and 700C rims.

Dirt Magazine's 100 best products

  • Posted by tim
  • 8 December 2008


Well the good news is we got on the software list with the comment "This merino wool baselayer is our favorite piece of clothing by far." Here is the page from Dirt Magazine, cheers Jon for getting this to me, it look pretty damn good.  Dirt 100 merino feature

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