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Lucky For us Joe Barnes

  • Posted by tim
  • 18 January 2010




Joe Barnes has been a howies rider for a while now. Here's his latest email sent after he came down for a photo shoot with us. I'm sure he didn't expect me to post it but it's a taster of what his new year looks like. Have a good one Joe.

Hi Tim
Happy new year.
I hope all is good down in Cardigan. It was great to come down for the photos and see what goes on down your way. Since then I have been home since enjoying the snow. Lots of cross training and I have been going out xc skiing a lot and also DH skiing on the Nevis Range. It has been great fun for a change but now the majority of the snow has melted it is nice to get out on the bike again.
As I haven't been to New Zealand this winter I am even more excited about next summer and have planned out my racing schedule and possible road trips. Over the last few months I have been kitting out my race van inside. I have changed the layout, fitted a second battery, more lights, cheese fridge and increased storage space. I along with friends are going to make a video blog next summer following our road trips to central europe racing IXS Euro Cups, world cups and the mega. I have always loved film and when i was 15 I made a film for the Fort William Mountain Film Festival that won best film and got sent to Banff for their best films. It was just a bit of comedy mixed with some down hill but a good mix. I haven't had a camera since then but it will be great to get set up again.
My training is going well and I am constantly improving in the gym and getting out in the hills loads as well. I feel I will be more prepared than ever for next summer and orange are making my new bike just now with a new revised linkage that should be the ticket.
I am racing all the world cups, IXS European cup, Mega Avalanche, British series and select Scottish races.
The British DH film Foot Out Flat Out 2 has been released and includes my section filmed here in Fort William on my own tracks.

Thankyou for your support

See you at some point over the summer


Joe Barnes Toolbox

  • Posted by tim
  • 1 May 2009

I was on the phone to Joe this week congratulating him on his podium finish at the Downhill MTB NPS race that had just happened the last weekend and asked him if he would send me some pics of his van and the contents of it. Joe travels all over Europe every year racing and riding in some incredible places and in some serious events. Here for your viewing pleasure are the young mans travel arrangements. Ghetto is all i will say for now and thanks for getting them to me so quick Joe.







Joe Barnes Rips it up

  • Posted by tim
  • 27 April 2009

howies bike fiend and all round world traveller Joe Barnes got a well deserved 2nd place at the NPS round 1 at AE Forest. He was sandwiched in behind World Champ Gee Atherton and in front of Tom Braithwaite. Well done kid. 

Here's some pics of the lad on his travels....






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

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