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Riding bikes and taking pictures is what i do

Since 2015, but especially in the last few years, Pedal Slip has grown. I don’t mean me – I mean the ‘brand’ that is Pedal Slip. Somehow, this little thing I’ve created to share my own rides and inspire others has started to get its own legs and be noticed. It’s incredible for me to see that happening. It’s taken me to incredible places, helped… Read More »Riding bikes and taking pictures is what i do

A Slow Pace Ride

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Slowing down and appreciating being outdoors is more and more part of my riding. There’s a time and a place for throwing on the full face, knee pads, and grabbing the bars. And I still love to test my nerve on technical descents, but more and more I like to just get out to experience the world. To slow down. This week has been a… Read More »A Slow Pace Ride

‘Ard Rock Thoughts

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‘Ard Rock was a last-minute decision for me. I have mentioned several times in past blog posts how I am absolutely not made for racing. My mindset is one with a competitive nature and I enjoy riding my bike as an escape. To race would lead to a slippery slope of itching for a better time. That’d lead to obsessing about training and nutrition and… Read More »‘Ard Rock Thoughts

The First of many days

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The day started like any other. A Saturday with nothing unusual or abnormal except for the collection of bags by the back door; bags I’d packed the night before in my excitement for the trip. Although the day was the same as any other August Saturday, my weekend excitement levels were above their norm. It was the first multi-day bikepacking trip I’d go on. The… Read More »The First of many days

Red Bull Hardline 2021

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a whole bunch of photos from Red Bull Hardline. This year’s event was closed to spectators but still open to riders and media. Thankfully, I managed to get into the event on that based on this very blog. Who knew that a little slice of internet dedicated to bikes would be suitable enough for a… Read More »Red Bull Hardline 2021

Stif Squatch | New Bike Day

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There’s nothing quite like New Bike Day. Opening the box to take a proper look at the bike I’ve ordered is always interesting and exciting. The anticipation of sitting on it and checking the size, tweaking the angles of the brake levers, sorting the bars… it’s always good fun. And then there’s riding it. I love taking a new bike onto the trails for the… Read More »Stif Squatch | New Bike Day

Doubletrack Bar Bag | Chrome Industries

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I’ve used a few Chrome Industries products over the years. Two of the bags which I still use now were originally sent through TotalMTB for a review and I’ve managed to hang on to them. Since Chrome focus on ‘urban cycling’, there’s no surprise that something I noted about the rucksacks were the lack of waist strap. In my mind, that’s absolutely vital for mountain… Read More »Doubletrack Bar Bag | Chrome Industries

I Like Creating

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I love creating stuff. Getting some merch together has been a bit of a long term goal of mine. I’ve very much wanted to create some interesting stuff in my own style for a while now. There’s just something about having an idea, getting the stuff together, and releasing it into the world. I find joy in that. Back in 2015 I designed the Contour… Read More »I Like Creating

Beginning Bikepacking

I love camping. That feeling of being outside, having only what you need. It’s a great way of escaping and feeling like there’s an adventure regardless of how far away the campsite is. Combining camping and cycling is something I’ve wanted to do for a while but have never got round to until very recently. Scott – The Average Bikepacker to anyone online – was… Read More »Beginning Bikepacking