Forest of Dean ride with Pinned TV

Wow! I haven’t uploaded here since November 15th…  Maybe its time to knock the blog on the head. What do you think?  What would you like to see here?

Anyway – one of my more recent videos has got a great response on YouTube.

I think I got everything right – thumbnail, title, tags etc and it helped that those things mentioned/featured a successful MTB channel – Pinned TV

If you haven’t seen it yet – its a simple vlog from a day in the Forest of Dean on a large group ride with Pinned TV and Si & Oliver from Malverns Classic.

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Massive thanks to Jim (Pinned TV) who, a week after I uploaded my video uploaded his and gave me shout out and link to my channel.

So – go an watch it – PLEASE subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already…

 

 

 

How to keep your kit dry when on a wet ride

Ok, so it sounds obvious.

“Its not rocket science!”

“Who is this guy?”

“He’s just creating videos for the sake of it now…”

What… I can’t believe people are saying such things!

Watch it. Don’t watch it. But I’m telling you now nothing beats pulling on a dry t shirt, socks and gloves in the middle of wet cold winter bike ride.

 

A Trail Is Born – Making the most of your local terrain

I’m a great believer in making the most of what you’ve got when it comes to mountain biking.  Whether that be in terms of your bike and budget (any bike will do honestly it will), or where you live.

We can’t all live in the Surrey Hills, Scotland, Snowdonia or … Bristish Columbia, but everywhere you go is something you can find to ride.

You can rip up the streets urban style like Sam Pilgrim or you can find a small patch of woodland and just ride it!

Doesn’t have to be steep, gnarly, and long – with just a little bit of imagination you can turn anything into some fun.

This “trail” is only 15-20 seconds long but it has a steep roll in, some loamy turns and a small drop off.

Around the world by bike

I’m not sure I ever did a proper review of these books. I always intended to.

Anyway – this isn’t a proper review either its just a quick recommendation in the form of a video.

Want to know more about Al Humphreys and his adventures then check out his website, or youtube channel.

https://www.alastairhumphreys.com/choosing-life-ordinary/

https://www.youtube.com/user/englishwildman

That’s all… Now go and watch my Youtube video and remember to Subscribe and comment and all that other lovely stuff….

 

Its not a road bike OK!

I’m not a roadie hater, or embarrassed to ride on the road on a road bike – BUT I DON’T HAVE A ROAD BIKE ALRIGHT!!!

But I do think that “they” as a breed can be a little odd.. The lyrca and brightly coloured team kits for starters!

Anyway, a few years ago I was tempted by the “dark side” as its often referred and then I discovered you get “road bikes” that you could also ride off the road!  This sounded more like me! Continue reading “Its not a road bike OK!”