Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole ValleyMuddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

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Paul901

Paul901

Paul set foot (or pedal) on a trail for the first time in May 2010 with zero experience and zero skills awareness and a fear that his Whyte901 would be a very expensive whim. Whilst a convert to the trails he still rides 10 times as many miles on average on his beloved tarmac as a darksideaholic. Paul actually turned up to a Leith Hill evening ride and pulled a Viner road bike out of the car, waved, rode off and wasn't seen again until the pub later that evening.

He also confesses to having owned 3 coffee roasters, 2 expensive grinders, several elite coffee machines and a rotating stock of 10+ green bean coffee varieties at any one time. He spent 2 years developing a coffee grind reference table, has an RO water filter system for absurdly pure water, casually drops words like backflush, spritzing and Euro curve into a conversation, has compiled his own coffee roasting handbook based on 5 years of roasting and still denies obsession. Er, right.

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La Calera, Campagnolo and Cartegena – Colombia, part one

Paul goes to Colombia, climbs La Calera on a Campagnolo equipped Fausti Coppi KSC, then kicks back in Cartegena Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 8 May – Five go off to Reigate (almost)

With most Moles off to Wales, a handful were left to head out on a Sunday ride to Reigate Read the rest…

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Boxing Day Panto: Some of us made it out there (oh no you didn’t)

A quiet Boxing Day and an icy trail experience for Paul and Keith. Slip n slide is the new rock n roll! Read the rest…

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Ride report: Saturday 6 November – Recipe in progress

A slower paced Saturday ride for the less fit and recovering Moles. Or, just something for those who can’t make Sunday!

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Ride report: Tuesday 14 September – Solo Darkside

Road riding can be just as challenging – and just as rewarding – as riding our usual off-road routes

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Ride report: Sunday 25 July – A Tale of Pairs

The Home Guard set their sights for a long ride across Holmbury and Leith Hills

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Astounding Adventures Fundamentals

Paul finds the Core Skills course from Astounding Adventures to be just what he needs to kick start his mountain bike career

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