Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole ValleyMuddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Cycling News, Reviews, Chat and Ride reports

Articles written during December 2005

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Quite chilly really!

With both Sundays over the Christmas period being covered with notable days we had to organise a midweek ride to ensure some fat was burnt off. We had a new boy join us…

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Miles better

So just how far did I ride in 2005? At the beginning o the year I thought I would try and keep track of my annual mileage for the sake of future comparison. It turns out to be far less than I had originally hoped.

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Jem

A short profile (boom! tishhh!!) on Jem, from the Muddymoles

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Lee

Look after your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Until then, I’m just going to keep riding Read the rest…

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Colin

Having not ridden a bike for many, many years, it seemed at one point that nearly every person in their thirties I met declared MTB as their hobby.

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Jez

Information to follow.

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Weight matters

After the Christmas binge and a bit of a layoff over the last couple of months I thought I would weigh myself in preparation for a New Year fitness plan. Yikes! I weighed in three pounds heavier than I am normally and found myself to be 11st 6 (I know, it doesn’t sound much but in percentage terms…). With Mark … Read the rest…

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Mark

Why me, why mountain bikes? Originally it was all just a bit of a laugh, and of course I get to wear lycra in public. Read the rest…

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Questions, nothing but questions…

So, will Matt ever come out riding again ? Will the Inbred frame that has been sitting in his garage for months ever get built. Will my numbers come up on Saturday ?

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Nattering old women

At last, a beautiful Sunday morning, all 3 of us out and about, and a very nice ride to be had. Apart from the odd clanking noise coming from my bottom bracket (which Bicycle Repairman has promised he will look at) there was nothing to spoil the enjoyment.

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Is it just me, or is someone missing?

Many years ago when we started this mountain biking lark, I seem to recall a thin, blond haired bloke, who used to cycle with us. He was a keen sort, a born again biker. Strong uphill, confident down. Recently he seems to have vanished, disappearing into a world of Christmas shopping, illness and blogmastering. Where is that bloke? Have his … Read the rest…

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I thought I should give this a try

As Matt has gone to all the effort of setting this up, I thought I should give it a try.

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Dave

Riding is all about balance, the balance of the success and the failure, the balance of keeping the bike upright and the balance of spending as much as you can get away with. Read the rest…

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Matt

One night in a pub, Dave, Mark and Matt got to discussing the ‘new breed’ of rugged looking bikes that were starting to appear. They were called ‘mountain bikes’… Read the rest…

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