Food for thought … knickers and maps.

As analogies go, comparing Ordnance Survey Explorer 213 against a black lace thong, half cup bra or red satin suspender belt might be stretching things a little, however, I honestly believe certain similarities exist between lingerie and maps that are hard to dismiss.Those of you who already love maps, probably don’t need me to tell […]

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First look … Love Mud, B+ Rumpus wheels.

I was a little surprised when the mountainbike world seemingly fell head over heals in love with 650b. It appeared to be a whirlwind romance, an overnight infatuation and one I couldn’t understand. Now, don’t misunderstand me, I did my best … I looked at the figures and scratched my head, I begged and borrowed […]

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First look … Apidura Food Pouch.

There’s three primary areas on your bike to carry your belongings – below the saddle, in front of or below the handlebars and within the frame’s triangle. For some, that represents more than enough carrying capacity but others need to find a little more. So, what do you do if you do need to squeeze […]

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Bearstock?

Bearstock? A gathering, a party, a chance to meet up and the perfect excuse to pack your bags and get out there. Bear Bones is five years old this year and we thought it would be a great excuse to host a party. It takes place on July 2nd / 3rd in greenest mid-Wales. Besides […]

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SOLO Wood Stove … Tried and tested.

I crouched twenty yards back from the waters edge, desperately trying to coax my damp lighter back into life. From the furthest corner of my eye, something caught my attention. It was big and seemed completely out of context with its surroundings, I stood to get a better view. It was a boat, a large […]

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VO Casey’s Crazy bar – embrace the weirdness.

Bikepackers, we’re a strange bunch. On the one hand, we seek out the wild places, remote, lonely and free from people. On the other, we court attention, interaction, even conversation – fat bikes, single speeds, big miles, rigid forks, and the ultimate aid to making people stop, stare and point …. the weird handlebar. To […]

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Montane Plume mountain cap … it’s cold outside.

Depending which old wife you care to believe, you loose between 50% and 90% of your body heat through your head … no you don’t. Body heat is lost largely through radiation, so its loss is proportionate to area, can you imagine how big your head would need to be to radiate 90% of your […]

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WRT 2016 … Enter Now.

Entries are now open for this years Welsh Ride Thing. As usual, it takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend at the beginning of May in greenest mid-Wales. There’s no fixed route and no ‘rules’ but there will be prizes, cake, the infamous WRT Weigh-In, tea, hills, lots of like minded souls and more tea. Entry […]

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