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 2009

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Ride Report: Sunday 27 December – Newlands Corner

The moles head to Newlands Corner between the Christmas and New Year festivities

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Happy Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas 2009 to all our readers! Happy Holidays…

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Specialized Shiv Tandem Time Trial

Specialized’s Shiv Time Trial Tandem may be packing more commercially relevant technology than first appears

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Ride report: Sunday 20 December – Box hill in the snow

A snow covered blast across the North Downs to the Box Hill tea room, returning across Headley

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Review: Goodridge Braided Hoses

Braided brake hoses offer greater performance in extreme conditions. In other words, just when you need them most! Lee’s fitted some to his SHimano XT brakes.

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Phil Wood OBB bottom bracket

The new Phil Wood outboard bearing bottom bracket (OBB) offers great looks but hopefully even better performance.

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Ride report: Wednesday 16 December – no show, no snow!

A small group of us head out looking for snow but find frozen mud and sleet. Oh well, at least we were warm

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Snow fun?

Weather forecasts suggest more snow is on it’s way. Hope you’re all ready to enjoy it?

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Niner Bikes Air 9 Carbon

Niner Bikes annouce prices of their gorgeous Air 9 Carbon race bike. One to watch, it may even convert the 29er sceptics

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The Dachshund of Time

The Dachshund of Time by the Bike Snob NYC. A handy reckoner for estimating cycling eras

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Ride report: Sunday 13 December – Deliverance crash

Dave crashes big on Deliverance but fortunately gets away without serious injury.

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Middleburn cable oiler review

A review and photo of Middleburn’s cable oilers – a neat (and cheap) way to keep your gears shifting nice and smooth

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Ride report: Wednesday 9 December – Ranmore ramble

A night ride across Ranmore and Box Hill is the perfect antidote to sitting at home watching the rain come down. Mainly because it didn’t rain tonight!

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My first time – 661 Mini DH race in the Forest of Dean

What’s it like to try Downhill racing for the first time? Here’s one person’s account of the 661 Mini DH in the Forest of Dean

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Ride Report: Sunday 6 December – Epsom Downs

Mole – small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet. The actual definition of a mole isn’t as important was what it isn’t. You’ll notice the complete absence of any reference to “aquatic” in the above definition.

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Ride Report: Sunday 29 November – Brass Monkeys Enduro, Aldershot

Jem and Clive give a solid account of themselves at the inaugural Brass Monkeys Enduro in Aldershot in grueling conditions

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Ride report: Wednesday 2 December – winter warmer

A muddy circular loop of Norbury Park, Ranmore, Denbies and Mickleham for the Moles after weeks of rainfall

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What’s your wet weather set up?

What is the ideal wet weather gear for mountain bike riding over the winter?

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