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 2006

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Another tale of manliness

In Lerwick, Archie MacDuff stood looking out of his kitchen window. He watched the waves crash over the harbour wall, while the fine snow built up gently against the window pane.

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Not at all dated

I like dates. I like cake. But somehow I have never put the two together. Saturday morning saw this disparity put to rest.

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Kofi Annan

At a press conference today in New York, Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General, has welcomed shock news from Fetcham in Surrey.

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Aches – or it seemed like a good idea at the time

Over the last 8 weeks I have managed to get out on my bike about twice. For various reasons, my routine has been very disrupted, so in total I have not actually ridden more than about 15 miles.

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A tale of manliness

In Lerwick, Archie MacDuff stood looking out of his kitchen window. The rain lashed hard against the glass, driven by the force 4 gale that was blowing. It looked like a nice day for fishing.

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Gaiters

According to the Oxford English Dictionary gaiters are: –

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Bone idle

This weekend I will mostly be not getting out of bed, cos I was a lazy git.

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Alone

In Lerwick Archie MacDuff stood looking out of his kitchen window. The horizon was empty, only the grey clouds moving past proved that he was not looking at a painting.

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A further manly tale

In Lerwick, Archie MacDuff stood looking out of his kitchen window. He watched the huge seas crash against the hard beach, while the fierce wind blew the few trees over at right angles. It looked a fine day.

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1999 Marin Nail Trail

I needed to get off my fully rigid £180 Free Spirit Kielder and onto something with a modicum of “MTB” about it. Fortunately, a deal was struck with a mate of Dave’s who hadn’t really done much with his bike and I ended up with this near unused Nail Trail at a bargain price.