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I must really Love My Bike!

Posted by Matt | February 15, 2011 | 1 comment so far

Last night – yes, Valentine’s Day – I somehow managed to get out without my wife but in company with DaveC, Cathie, Jem and Jill to attend the screening of the LifeCycles film ‘I Love My Bike’ at Farnham Maltings.

I don’t know how I managed that either.

I Love My Bike prize-giving at the Farnham Maltings

It turned out to be quite a cool event if you’re into that sort of thing and remarkably well attended, thanks in large part to MrsFour4th, Ali, who has had a big part in organising the evening.

In the foyer of the slightly bohemian feeling Maltings building (which has been converted from it’s original industrial purpose into a kind of arts centre) there was a display of Four4th Lights newest products, plus Scott bikes and On-One were represented by Caz and Scott Forbes respectively, Rachel Morris the Olympic handcyclist was there, along with BM7 Display Stands all of them giving up their time to promote the bike vibe.

The film itself was excellent, a slightly mystical narrative and pumping soundtrack combining with some very impressive riding and unbelievable backdrops to make a thoroughly entertaining evening. If only I had an auditorium myself we could get the Moles together for a re-viewing!

Scott Forbes Carbon On-One

I didn’t win any of the prizes – my magic thumb let me down badly on the tyre-press test and I felt it was pushing my luck to enter the competition for the Four4th Lights but I did come away with a hankering for that new carbon On-One frame that Scott Forbes is racing this year. The red and white paintjob is nicely judged and it looks far better than previous pictures have suggested.

I also had the chance to chat to Del from Four4th Lights and to find out the product range is continuing to evolve. More of that soon I hope.

Thanks very much to Ali for getting this evening off the ground – a cool achievement.

Filed under 2011, News in February 2011

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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  1. Jem says:

    Really enjoyable evening, missed winning those lights by 30grams fu@#.!! Never mind it’s all in the taking part (Jill tells me)

    After a very interesting conversation with Scott about his race bike, I like you Matt was very impressed with the On One Whippet carbon frame.

    The frameset of the 29er is lighter still.

    Mr Forbes believes with the new race kit he will fitting to his frame, he can bring the whole bike to a mere 18lbs.
    Also it’s a fairly compliant frame, more so than aluminium frames he has raced over the years. Getting through 4 giant frames alone last season due to breaking, lets hope the Whippet stands up to the abuse.

    Another string to it’s bow is that is was versatile, you are able to run it single speed as well as geared.

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