Sunday, 25 September 2011

Un-Racing: The SDW 80mile MaXx Exposure: Disasters & Smiles

I love long rides along the South Downs Way ridge, so the annual Trailbreak MaXx Exposure event is always a highlight in my event calendar. After two punctures and a second place last year, crashing two days before it two years ago resulting in not making the start line and two punctures plus snapped and then twisted chain three years ago and a third place, I was determined for a clean run through the night this time and a solid ride. This was, very much, not how the evening would pan out!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Singlespeed UK Champs 2011

36 Hours after getting back from holiday, and with very tired legs (and what turned out to be a ludicrous tyre choice!) I set out this morning for the UK Singlespeed Championships and a very rare, for me, short XC "race".

I was happy to get around intact in super slippy conditions and ended up a satisfying 8th overall. Mostly I had a lot of fun and spent the day chatting bike rubbish with loads of good friends. A grand day out.