The simple art of wheel building

So, I bought a second hand mtb to see me through the foulest of winter weather. It was a bit rough and ready but I wasn’t looking for anything expensive. It had a few minor issues that I have sorted out, namely new chain and cassette, new inner and middle chain rings and a new bottom bracket. Continue reading

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Lurcher dogs…..

Over the years I have had a number of lurcher dogs. For me these have to be the best dogs that there are. Loosely speaking they are a mix between a thinking dog and a running dog but very often they have 3, 4 or even more types of dog in their make up. Continue reading

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A Scary night in the woods!

Usually when I am sleeping out in my bivvy bag I do so in a fairly open field or near the top of a hill or mountain. This usually gives you the best view of the stars as you drift off to sleep. For a change I decided to try a bivvy in some woods. Continue reading

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Bikepacking, what is it?

Bikepacking, cycle touring, adventure racing, riding a really long way in a week, going on a round the world trip….. it doesn’t matter how you define it as it is whatever it means to you that is important. I don’t think that there is a definitive meaning of what bikepacking is. It can mean so many things to different people. Continue reading

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