Food for thought … The best laid plans.

We’ve all done it, or at least if you’re reading this, then I’m going to assume you probably have. Maps strewn across the floor, you on your hands and knees trying to align the grid squares from three different sheets while preventing the dog / cat / child from bounding all over them. You curse yourself […]

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Vargo BOT … first look.

Those of you of a certain age might recall the Wash & go advert from the late 80’s. You may remember the bloke jumping in the shower carrying just a single bottle. It wasn’t shampoo, it wasn’t conditioner, it was Wash & go, that’s right shampoo and conditioner in one … why take two bottles […]

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BB200 … what’s going on?

The 2014 Bear Bones 200 was a weekend of two stories. Had the papers featured the first story, the tabloid headline might have read “Bear attacks man in Wales”, while in the broadsheets it may have read “Cyclists face biggest challenge yet”. The second story was altogether different and would have appeared in the papers […]

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Food for thought …The weighting game, part 1.

Although the vast majority of riders within the bikepacking community have an interest in how much their chosen equipment weighs, there are those who swear that they have no idea, couldn’t care less or it’s of no concern … I do wonder how many of these people are (a) telling the truth, (b) have ever […]

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WRT 2015 … an outstanding failure.

I can’t believe how quickly time goes … the 2015 WRT is over and a seventh year ticked off. Really, where does the time go? Although entries have risen from less than 10 to more than 160, the WRT still retains an almost sub-grassroots feel and maybe that’s the appeal? The ‘fun’ is all around […]

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