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 August 2011

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Ride report – Sunday 28th August – Memory test

Variable weather and the Bank Holiday weekend saw little response on the forum and I was expecting a small turn out.

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Ride Report: Wed 24 August – Mickleham, Brockham, Norbury plus Dandy’s Double Dibs

No, not a term from suburban swingers circles (that can be the subject of another posting ! ), but a reference to a double dose of riding this week.  Dandy’s equivalent of a ‘Brucie Bonus’ (see how my finger is firmly pressed on the cultural pulse of the nation).

Review – Kona Big Unit 29er – the Build & 1st ride

A Scandium Kona Big Unit 29er hardtail with sliding dropouts finds its way into Dave’s revolving bike collection Read the rest…

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An epic day on the Ridgeway

The South Downs Way was not the only long ride attempted this weekend – Steven takes us through his Ridgeway epic experience. Read the rest…

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South Downs Way revisited

A return to the South Downs Way and another live-blog using Twitter. Read the rest…

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Ride Report: Wed 17 August – Lonely as a Mole

‘Twas a dark and stormy night, with rain lashing down and the car display telling me it was only 13 C outside. Only 2 replies on the forum, and I’d already had one text from ‘Guaca’ telling me he was now stuck at work, would ‘Roadmole’ make it ???

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London-Surrey Classic road race – shortest Mole ride of the year

If any of you live the SW london area you’d be hard pressed not to notice that we just had the biggest Olympics trial event and biggest cycle race in the UK (this year) last weekend. Since it was only coming a mile past the house it was too good an opportunity to miss seeing world class cyclists.

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Lakeland Diaries Part 2

Part 2 of Dandy’s Lake District adventure on both trail and tarmac Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 7 August – china pigs and a broken cock

The moles Sunday ride heads to Reigate before turning back to Headley and on to Box Hill Read the rest…

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Lakeland Diaries Part 1

D’Andy gets up to the Lake District for some rocky riding with his mate Stu; quite a contrast to leafy Surrey… Read the rest…

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Ride Report Wednesday 3rd Aug: Night ride

Jem’s first night ride of the year gets him up and rolling on the comeback trail Read the rest…

Review: Muc-off v Squirt Devil Cleaner & Degreaser v ‘traditional methods’

Which makes more sense? Using ‘standard’ degreasers or something more proprietary? Read the rest…

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Vaude – funky shorts eh?

Funky shorts from Vaude for the fashionistas out there. Cool clobber I reckon… Read the rest…

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