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

Mutterings

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28 Sept 2003 – Leith Hill

Dave, Matt, Thomas, Mark, Simon and Steve are back at Leith Hill, hooning around on Summer Lightning, Redlands and the bomb holes near the tower. View the 28 Sept 2003 photoset on Flickr.

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7 Sept 2003 – Solo outing

Matt heads off into the weekend wilderness solo since everyone else was occupied elsewhere. View the 7 Sept 2003 photoset on Flickr.

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3 Sept 2003 – Matt’s commute

I’m quite pleased with these photos as I just snapped them as quickly as possible on my ride to work (Bookham to Reigate). The camera was an old 2 meg pixel one borrowed from Dave. View the 3 Sept 2003 photoset on Flickr.

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31 Aug 2003 – Ranmore ride

Our first attempt at ride photography using a pretty basic camera, details of which now escape me. View the 31 Aug 2003 photoset on Flickr.

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Cycling ennui

After spending a lot of time building this blog in the early part of this year, I haven’t been out on my bike now for the best part of three months. Why the hiatus you might wonder?

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I’m not much of a runner

I’ve always preferred bikes really, although I did go through a brief spell of running a bit more years ago than I want to think about…

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A new Mole!

A warm welcome to Jem who has joined the local cycling crowd and splashed out on a Marin Wolf Ridge.

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The law according to Sod…

…and how good can come of it.

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Trigger’s broom

Sunday saw me finally clock up 3000 miles on my Rift Zone which I bought in January 2003. Inevitably it’s a significantly different bike to the shiny beast I bought from Cycleworks in Leatherhead.

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For the record

With a full year of riding stretching ahead of us, we thought it worth taking a few moments to log our respective bike mileages for posterity and a potentially sobering review in due course.

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Miles better

So just how far did I ride in 2005? At the beginning o the year I thought I would try and keep track of my annual mileage for the sake of future comparison. It turns out to be far less than I had originally hoped.

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Weight matters

After the Christmas binge and a bit of a layoff over the last couple of months I thought I would weigh myself in preparation for a New Year fitness plan. Yikes! I weighed in three pounds heavier than I am normally and found myself to be 11st 6 (I know, it doesn’t sound much but in percentage terms…). With Mark … Read the rest…