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 June 2010

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Mid week Ride Report – another 25 miles

Cathie finds that practise makes perfect in the Surrey Hills

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Arse Bandit, or ‘Anything Colin can do…’

Practice makes perfect for Andy. And more chances to get it wrong too!

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Shimano XTR for 2011

Shimano and SRAM are in a battle for your wallet, which means their best components (XTR and XX respectively) are very impressive indeed

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Ride Report – plenty of power

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Ride report: Sunday 27 June – Reformed meat

A big crash for Barrie on Reformation which is certainly a trail to bite even the most experienced of riders on our way to Newlands Corner

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Ride report: Wednesday 23 June – Pitch and a Pint

The moles head off to Pitch Hill for some summer classic Pitch and a Pint riding fun

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KCNC roller bearing bottom bracket

KCNC have used roller bearings rather than the standard cartridge bearings to hopefully extend the life of their new bottom bracket

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When did that happen?

Running multiple bikes means lots of components to wear out as Tony discovers

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Ride report: Sunday 20 June – Summer Solstice

The moles nail their druidic colours to the mast with a Summer Solstice ride to Holmbury Hill to see the sunrise

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Another Ride Report

How jammy am I going on 2 rides this weekend, ignoring the house work and going out to play instead?

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I never imagined

That the day would come that I would be seeing how fast I cycled down Alsation

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Who’s riding Saturday

Having run out of time to post about last Saturday’s ride and share the highlights that we had 2 new femoles join us and Jill managed to stay on her bike this time.

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The only mountain biker in Surrey

Midweek solo mountain bike riding from Tony

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Ride Report: Wed 16th June – Bumps, Jumps and Bruises

I’ve not been a frequent attendee on Moles rides of late but the prospect of lovely weather and dry trails made me determined to get out on my first Moles night ride for about 2 months.

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Orange multilink 140mm travel bike

A new Orange platform with 140mm travel and multilink suspension hints at a replacement (or at least an alternative) to the Five

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Fundraising blatent begging blog

Cathie’s doing a sponsored cycle ride on behalf of RASASC, who support survivors of rape and sexual abuse

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Ride report: Sunday 13 June – Pump it

The Moles head over for a session round Peaslake and Winterfold

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40 Million Moles?

I was somewhat alarmed, and to be fair not fully awake, to hear a news story this morning that estimates the Mole population of the UK at 40 million!

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Ride report: Wednesday 9 June – Robbing Robs Routes

The regular Moles night ride meet the undercover Moles returning from an earlier sortie

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Femoles tumble too

The girls decide that a bit of damp weather shouldn’t stop them getting out and head off on their Thursday night ride.

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Ride report: Wednesday 9 June – When rides collide

Wednesday nights in summer give a good chance to get out at different hours and cram in the miles

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e-Bikes. Mechanical doping?

The bike industry continues to push e-bikes with the real prospect of mountain bikes eventually coming with mechanical assistance. Is it just cheating?

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Headley Heath Cake from Ali’s Tea Room

A review of Ali’s Tea Room on Headley Heath – hot food, drink and of course, cakes!

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Ride report: Sunday 6 June – Not so little crunch

A bit of 29er riding for a change results in a heavy accident for Matt but luckily no broken bones!

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Riding the Blue Mountains of Australia

John and Lizzie get out into the Blue Mountains of South East Australia for some upside down riding

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I almost forgot it was a weekday night

A couple of new fe-mole (women) riders join Cathie for a taster session across the Surrey Hills

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Ride report: Wednesday 2 June – Crunch

Another enjoyable ride across the Surrey Hills is otherwise marred by a nasty fall for Keith

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GPS on your phone

Andy upgrades to a new HTC Desire, running the Android OS and soon finds how useful the GPS apps can be for mountain biking

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Mountain bike Haiku

An attempt at something different as an unusual sight inspires Matt

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