It had been a long time off the mountain bike. Prior to the ride recently, I think it was in December that I last managed to ride any trails on my trail bike. To put it plainly, there simply are no local mountain biking trails which
Lockdown cycling has been tough. Especially this time. It's been cold, wet and the shorter days have meant that it's got to be a bit more accurately planned when your mates don't have lights. Still, having a chance to get out on a bike at all
After every ride, I like to give the bike a wash. Exceptions, of course, are during the summer months when there's a thin coat of dry dust. For those rides, the chain gets a wipe and things carry on. It's not dusty at the minute though.
Getting the opportunity to doodle on people's cycling helmets has been great. Over the last few weeks, I've had an array of messages on social media for people offering up their helmets for me to test a few things and get properly used to sketching on
An unrelated blog post today. Sort of. Well, it's only partially related to cycling - it's more about 'business' and creativity. So, if that's not your thing, scroll on by and check out something else. Maybe this post about not riding the local.
Creating stuff is a
When you order a jersey, it's normally all about the design. Right? It is for me. At least, mostly. I like to buy something that I like the look of. I might have a peek at the fabric too, just to make sure it's not 100%
I'd been looking for a bar bag for the gravel bike for a little while when I stumbled across Jango Rolls.
Don't get me wrong, I'd found the usual brands. Restrap's bags looked nice. Apidura clearly know what they're doing. I'm a fan of Alpkit's bags
Flannel comes as part of the territory with mountain bikers, right? Isn't it that you're not a mountain biker truly unless you've got a flannel shirt. Of course, that's a load of old rubbish but I can't help but enjoy a good flannel shirt all the
I love getting immersed in the wider world of mountain biking. It's a bit more than riding for me at this point. In my spare time, as you probably know by now, I like to snap some photos. I've also been doodling little bits and bobs
Having the right kit at the right time is really important. Amongst the stuff that I reckon you should always have is a multi-tool. It's one of those things that I find I'm using most regularly. A slightly wonky bar after a crash, a slipped brake