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Worth reading

Posted by Matt | August 28, 2008 | Leave a comment

I’m tempted to post another missive on slick tyres. But that’s flirting dangerously with the prospect that this site doesn’t seem to mention, ummm off road biking anymore. Can’t have that, so the sooner I’m back out in the Surrey Hills the better.

I’ll confine myself to observing that sometimes it can be really annoying if when you pick up your Fatboy tyres from your Local Bike Shop, and knowing the tyres are 26″ and somewhat narrower than normal, the staff (as a touching detail) could just mention the fact that your standard MTB tubes will not fit your new tyres! I know, I’m an idiot and should have realised but honestly I haven’t paid attention to that sort of thing for ages. Just wish they did a tubeless option like my Mavic 819 USTs.

So as I was saying, in the absence of anyone writing quality off road reports or indeed pointless ramblings of the muddy nature, here’s a couple of links to some bike related entertainment. The first is our friends at Brighton MTB who have flagrantly trampled on our patch by writing inspiringly about a recent visit to Pitch Hill and Peaslake. All they seem to have missed out is the pint from our Pitch-and-a-Pint rides and then we really would have to claim copyright infringemtent! Sure made me wish I was well enough to ride anyway.

Then, there’s the evergreen New York Bike Snob who’s just been ticketed for running a red light. On fine form, his imaginary response to being asked “Aren’t you afraid of getting killed?” by the cops had me chuckling.

“Death doesn’t scare me,” I wanted to say as I dragged on an imaginary cigarette and took a swig from a bottle of Clorox…

Doesn’t happen in Bookham that’s all I’ll say…

Matt

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 he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

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.

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