Bear Bones 200 entries (nearly) open!

Well we’re nearly ready to unleash the Bear Bones 200. All being well you should be able to enter on-line sometime late next week. The route is just being finalised … don’t expect easy. The food has been decided upon … yum yum. The finishers ‘awards’ have been designed … In years to come people […]

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Register and win!

For anyone who doesn’t know Bear Bones Bikepacking has a forum https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/index.php?sid=1b732c17e3ea88c0397bf0b164535d90 Everyone who is registered on it by the end of August will be entered into a draw where they’ll stand the chance of winning something worth winning. If you’re already registered then carry on, if you’re not, pop across get signed up (hey […]

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My name is Norm and I’m a hole spotter.

So that’s my little secret out in the open … everytime I’m out riding I find myself drawn to staring at the hills and mountain sides looking for natural cover to sleep under. Caves, overhangs and cairns can all make fantastic sheltered spots. Some stuff is just big enough to keep you out of the […]

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Leave no trace?

A few weeks ago I happened to be out riding and smelt smoke. The fact I was riding through one of the largest forests in Wales gave me cause for a little concern. I poked my head through the trees and found that someone had set up camp in the trees. No harm done, so […]

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Cheap, strong, light … pick 3.

Have you ever thought how great it would be to take mans best friend along on your next trip? … well now you can! I spotted this the other day and thought it deserved a picture. The dog seemed to be guarding the shopping … well I assume it was because it was sat on […]

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Bear Bones 200 Scouting.

The pictures below were taken at places which may (or may not) make up part of the Bear Bones 200 route. They were taken over two consecutive days … the first day was slightly damper than the second, I’m sure you’ll be able to guess which are which. I’ll add a full trip report to […]

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Semi-skimmed Inbred.

When I chose to use Salsa Enabler forks on the orange Inbred I had a few reasons. If I’m perfectly honest, one reason was that they’d allow me to hitch a ride on the half fat bandwagon, if I fancied. The fact that it’s the height of summer and fat tyres are primarily used for […]

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Tour Divide Training … in Wales!

You could be forgiven for thinking that New Mexico and mid Wales don’t really have much in common and in the main you’d be right. One thing they do share is open spaces, granted those spaces might be on very different scales but they’re still big, open spaces with not much in them. Perhaps that’s […]

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WRT … A view from the trenches.

Obviously this year’s Welsh Ride Thing has been and gone but I thought I’d post a few pictures to whet your appetite for the coming months … hopefully those coming months will be a little less wet than it was at the end of May. If it’s good enough for the bears … Home sweet […]

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