Thursday, 22 November 2012
Mix up some mop-haired mountain bike shredders and the No Fuss Event team and smear liberally around a November weekend in Lochaber, sprinkle with some socialising by the ice climbing wall and serve with a pony petting zoo on the side.
You now know the ingredients for The Dudes of Hazzard "This is Enduro Now" Enduro.
It was wet, it snowed a bit, we had hail and a surprising amount of sunshine. The 'dampness' helped keep the dust down... nobody likes dust.
2 ride-up liaisons from Kinlochleven race centre at the Ice Factor past Mamore Lodge towards the lochs - about 800m all in. And back down against the clock to near sea level via three classic KLL trails - you know the sort - steep loose rocky and heaps of fun.
Moulineers Lyndsey and Grieg were joined by almost 300 riders from all over and from further away to make this a pretty special event - hopefully the Dudes and Dudessas will put this on again - the subtle grimness of November in Lochaber has appeal : )
Moving pictures from MTB Cut & Pinkbike...
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Its been very quiet on here, I know you are out there racing and riding, epic, not so epic and just for the sheer joy of it. I can't say i have been leading by example, in fact on the contrary, 2012 will be remembered as the year of sporadic cycling, ironic really in light of it being one of the most memorable years in the history of the sport and who knows what other revelations will unfold before the end of the year.
so here is a lovely little film about a summer we never had.