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

Dandy

Dandy

Having been mountain biking since 1996, you might have expected Dandy to have learnt to ride a bike by now. Several broken bones in the last few years prove the maxim that you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

In between hospital visits, Dandy rides a brace of much-blinged Pace RCs, the 'green themed' 405 and the silver & gold 506. His winter hack is the Moles' favourite, an On-One 456 hardtail, now converted to an Alfine hub He also dabbles in 'the dark arts', keeping 2 road bikes in one of his seven sheds.

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(Night) Ride report: Wednesday 23 November – Much slipperiness

Another step to re-establishing our regular night riding pattern around the Surrey Hills Read the rest…

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Last of the summer sunshine on Leith

Despite being 5 minutes “early” Elliot and Dave W, were waiting for me (Southside Jonny – not Dandy, who has posted this on my behalf) at Bocketts, together with Roadmole on his shiny new tango Orange Four. Dandy turned up soon after, having chased me along the A246, and after a brief discussion we settled on tea at Leith Hill.

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Ride report: Sunday 06 March – Three (or maybe Five) Hills

Like all the best plans, this one was hatched in the pub after a few beers on a Friday night. Read the rest…

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Ride Report: Sunday 23 August – A ‘testing’ route

With a new Orange Segment recently bought from Cycleworks in Leatherhead, Dave’s request was for ‘more trail, less XC’ this week. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday, 14th June – Return visit to Limpsfield Chart

‘Chart’ is an Old English word for rough ground, though I’d like to think there was nothing ‘rough’ about the calibre of riders who pitched up for the return visit to a route we Moles first rode back in January Read the rest…

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Just a bit of drizzle, really

The forecast wasn’t great, and despite some pleading from the young ‘uns (swiftly dealt with), we set off at 0845 in a heavy drizzle.

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Ride Report – 1st March – Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus

Eight of us made the St David’s Day ride, and they shall be identified only by their sick gangsta tags: Dandy, Muddy Dave, D-Dub, Jemster, James (who’s clearly not that sick), Lord On-One, RoadMole, and Southside Johnny.

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Ride Report – Sunday 25 Jan – The Magnificent Seven ride again

Along with our native guide, a Moles Magnificent Seven rode out over the hills and valleys of the Wild West … of Sevenoaks.

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Sunday, 14 December – Mud ‘n sunshine

Six of us made it for the slightly delayed start time of 9am, delayed due to a number of Christmas Celebrations on Saturday night. Joining me were Dave ‘D-Dub’, Elliot, Karl .. os Fandango, James S and JR. After some indecision over the precise route, we opted for ‘View to a kill’ and ‘Petrol Pump’ as the preferred route to … Read the rest…

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Ride Report – 16 Nov 2014 – Leaf litter louts

As we know, we’re riding in that AONB known as ‘The Slurry Hills’, and today it lived up to its name. The trails were typical of this time of year. Read the rest…

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