Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Where on earth have we been?

Posted by Matt | May 18, 2018 | 5 comments so far

Surrey Hills south of Box Hill near Betchworth
Apologies to everyone for the past few months of radio silence. I’m sure you’ve been wondering where we’ve been?

Well, primarily I’ve been faced with all kinds of technical difficulties. First off, my PC died, forcing me into an expensive rebuild that I wasn’t planning. Then we decided to re-decorate our ‘study’ at home, which meant I somewhat lost the writing habit.

After all that, I then found a recent update to the backend software that this site uses was being blocked at work – so writing an article in the evening and editing/publishing from work was out. It’s only recently that a new update has fixed this.

Finally, I can resume writing.

I seem to have missed a lot but the important thing is the riding continues as normal. Various Moles have been to North Wales, South Wales and all round Surrey while I have concentrated on commuting with my road bike and my mountain bike. The trails are in cracking condition and I am finally getting round to selling off my ‘old stock’ on eBay to make space for something new.

Socks - Madison Isoler Merino 3-season

I have new kit too – new pedals, new shoes, new tubeless inflators, new bar tape, new socks (!). Plenty to write up in fact…

And I really am enjoying my riding which is really what it’s all about isn’t it?

Filed under Lifestyle, Mutterings in May 2018


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

There are 5 comments on ‘Where on earth have we been?’

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  1. Dandy says:

    Just in time for those of us leaving the winter sports behind and getting into the mtb season. Why, some recent rides have even exceeded 10 miles !

  2. Tony says:

    Although there is no strava evidence to back up D’Andy’s claim of +10mile rides.

    Good to see you back virtually and on a MTB Matt!

  3. Matt says:

    At this rate I can see Andy claiming ‘epic’ status on any rides over 15 miles…

    Ride on dudes!

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