Riding the Twins

Twin cylinders, rather than sisters! By way of a change we decide to take our winter hacks to the 24 hour race at Le Mans, mine a GS500, Penso’s a GPZ500, costing £600 each they are different to our usual mode of transport in price and number of cylinders. We arrive at Portsmouth no slower …

Control, Alt, Del……

The recent trip to Scotland turned out to be a bit of a break through trip, if only in the mind, I hope it continues. The madness of the last 18 months or so has affected us all, to a greater or lesser extent. Our wings were clipped, our boundaries reduced, suddenly everything has changed. …

H+I Highland Odyssey

This trip started out as the Coast to Coast trip, but that fell over earlier in the year due to travel restrictions and making the trip numbers. Even though this was not the trip I originally booked it did not disappoint, quite the opposite to be fair. Earlier in the year I had been researching …

Sligachan, Isle of Skye

A ferry journey is always a good start to a day, we are on an early crossing from Mallaig over to Skye. A short drive and we exit the van to getting on for gale force winds, its breezy, to say the least. The track is in great condition, but worth noting the trails we …

In search of the weather window

Riding straight from our hotel we warm up on a road ride alongside the river A’Ghairbhe before turning off at Loch Clair. We switch to double track passing rapids and waterfalls through the Coulin estate, the climbing really starts, steep, technical singletrack, I walk the first few hundred yards… As the gradient eases off most …

In the shadow of Hartside

The weather forecast was good so I took a punt and booked an air b n b just outside Alston. I thread a route up there via Ripon, Masham, Leyburn stopping for a butty at the Manor cafe, over the moors to Reeth then along B6270 to Kirkby Stephen before heading up Hartside pass, surely …

Where’s Bernard?

I was beginning to think we wouldn’t get to see one of these things this year, the scheduled North West trip fell due to the madness, but we kept ferry crossings and plumped to book them in September. Luckily we chose the last hot spell of the year and headed over for a few miles …

Shed1R

This project started out as yet another ebay purchase, this time just a bare Z1R frame that had been braced by kipkawa. Its been braced around the headstock, swing arm and near the back of the tank, it came with some really nice lock stops, welded onto the frame but these had to go by …

Push ups for Jordie

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/must-watch-freeride-entertainments-rampage-memorial-tribute-to-jordie-lunn.html If nothing else, check out the move at 1.34 in the link, it will melt your brains. Jordie Lunn, leg end. Biking with your buddies is important, its been a while since we’ve been over the Wales for some biking and beers, so we thought we had better set the record straight, so that’s …