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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Ride Report: Sunday 09 Feb – Single-speeds rule OK

As always on rides where I have an influence on the route, today’s ride was dictated first by the food stop, and then by the trail conditions.  Following our earlier visit to Ye Olde Sandwich Shoppe in Shere, I have been entering their weekly Facebook competition.  This week I was the lucky winner of a free Breakfast Baguette, and determined … Read the rest…

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Sunshine, mountain bikes and cakes; what’s not to like?

First decide on the cake stop, then plan a route; that’s definitely my type of ride. Read the rest…

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Best conditions of the year?

The best day of the week so far, which translates as the first day since Sunday that it’s not raining or blowing a gale, saw RoadMole and myself meeting at The Anchor around 8am Read the rest…

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Secret Single-Speed Society join Wed night ride

After a last minute forum update to confirm that, despite the weather, a ride was definitely on, three of us met up at the garage for the regular Wednesday slip ‘n slide.  Lee, Big Al and myself, and all following the true and virtuous path that is one gear.  As recent Wed night rides have been heading over to Headley … Read the rest…

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No night for a brand new drive train

Vague brakes, vague route finding but a cold and dry night ride all the same Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 3 November – Lots of ups, some down, and no rain

A lengthy route taking in Leith and Holmbury hills, a refuelling stop at the Peaslake Stores, and a straight blast home Read the rest…

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Spaghetti Western

What started as ‘The Magnificent Seven Ride Again’ eventually ended up as ‘The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly’.  Talking of ugly, here’s a photo at the cake stop in Shere.

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QECP Enduro 21st July

I did volunteer to pick him up from Byfleet, but Andrew insisted on riding the 8 or so miles to Dandy Towers as a warm-up for our trip to the Queen Elizabeth Country Park (QECP) Enduro.  Was that 8 miles too far, that he’d later regret?  Of course it was, but read on to find out why.

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It’s Pimms o’clock … again

For those that saw me polish off Guaca Mole’s jugs of Pimms on Saturday evening, it will come as no surprise that I started this Chilterns epic where I finished off the night before.  In my defence, it was a surprise when Steven offered Tony and myself a pre-ride ‘sharpener’; but when have I ever refused a free drink?

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Here comes summer (fingers crossed)

Pre-ride faffage and trips to the undergrowth… Read the rest…