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.

Antur Stiniog Downhill review

A day at Antur Stiniog in Blaenau, North Wales, trying out the UK’s newest downhill course Read the rest…

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Ride Report: Monday 02 January – Headley Highlights

The first ride of 2012 covers some off-road fun on Headley Heath Read the rest…

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Ride Report: Friday 30 December – Shoulders to the wheel, chaps. No Lloyd, not like that!

The last, formally posted, Moles ride of 2011 was billed as a ‘Knackered Old Farts/Whingeing Old Gits’ ride, or KOFWOG for short. Read the rest…

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Ride Report: Sunday 27 November – The sick, the lame and the just plain lazy

Today was an Old Crocks ride, with Jem and Dandy (both recovering from long illnesses), Keith (ankle), James Pro (collar bone), Colin (fatigued from having been at it all night long last month) and DaveC (birthday hangover). Together they probably rattled more than their bikes! Read the rest…

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Ride Report: Wed 07 September – Destroy the Singlespeeder

To let all know that Moles don’t hibernate just yet, here’s a brief summary of the mid-week ride.  As Big Al had turned up on his single-speed Ibis Tranny (I’ve never recovered from the results of searching ‘Tranny’ on Google), we opted for climbing Box Hill from several different directions.

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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).

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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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Lakeland Diaries Part 2

Part 2 of Dandy’s Lake District adventure on both trail and tarmac 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 : Saturday 9 July – Swinley

With a wedding to attend in the evening, a trip to Swinley was organised for those that fancied a Saturday ride Read the rest…