Planning Spring and Summer rides and events. Making excuses due to the cold weather to not ride as much. Enjoying some night rides at Cannock and weekend rides on Monkey trail and some downhill runs at Stile Copy.


I decided against entering the Batch Burner this year and won’t be attending the Ard Rock Enduro event due to the unanticipated and very exciting arrival around that time of a little Chris & Mel.

After all the bike packing talks I caught at last Years Alpkit BigShakeOut I’v entered the Welsh Ride Thing having last done it a few years back. This time I’ll be riding the Lite version.

Off to Afan soon to ride the trails there and then take photos of the WGE event which a friend is racing.

Bike Fettling

Fitted a Purgatory rear tyre which was the easiest tyre so far to setup tubeless! seated correctly first try. Bought a Stans NoTubes Injector to assist with filling.

Still need to tweak suspension setup a little, for a start making sure the bike is setup as suggested based on my weight with riding gear and pack on, especially now I’ve put a little weight on.

New Kit

Purgatory rear tyre. Morvelo jersey and bib tights (yet to use) thanks to the sales. Vulpine socks thanks to my loving wife.

Kinda want a new pair of glasses for XC as the top ridge on current ones is too thick and obscures my vision a bit.

Mood and Last Updated

Looking forward to riding tomorrow and may venture off to explore some off piste trails. Today is Friday 12th February 2016.

Doff of the hat to [Derek Sivers] for the idea of /now.