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What are you Afraid Of? - Aug. 25, 2020, 5:38 a.m.

What a great depiction of the struggle to push past your fears! I love a DJ too and hit some every ride. The fear is always there. Mostly I push past any doubts. Sometimes I listen to it, and come back another day.

I’m 44 and suffered a very bad wrist fracture last year (plates, lost movement, continued pain), and a not so bad one 4 years ago. I’m still riding everything, and getting better.

In both accidents I was riding well (ahem..) and had no doubts. Perversely, that’s leading me to do a better job of ignoring those doubt and focus on the technique.  

Maybe I’ve been over-dependent on the mental equation: “no doubts = everything will be fine” and that made me a little complacent about my technique...?🤨

Sellers Remorse - Nov. 8, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

My regret is selling my Intense Slopestyle mk1, particularly as I sold it only 3 years ago and for not much money. Great park bike and for hammering round the Surrey Hills here in the UK. A tad short, but fast, burly, poppy, and in raw aluminium looked very “factory”.

Going back a lot (lot) further I sold a bike with PowerGrips. These were an alternative to toe clips and pre-dated SPDs as far as I remember. I’ve ridden flats for the last 10 years and wouldn’t go back, but would be great to try them out again! Turns out they still make them! 

Power grips

http://www.powergrips.com

Gore Power Trail GT AS Waterproof Shorts - April 2, 2018, 12:26 a.m.

I live in the sodden UK and have favoured Altura Attack 360 waterproof shorts for a while now - long, baggy, nicely made, tough, not vastly expensive. Mind you, I did slash a pair to pieces when I fell at speed on a hardpack gravely downhill section.

Santa Cruz Nomad IV - Dec. 21, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

Great review! It’s exactly why I keep coming back to this site. Good work Sir!

Can You Escape The New Bike Tractor Beam? - May 30, 2017, 12:35 p.m.

Folk buying the latest kit means I can buy the stuff they're done with. I get great value, they get cutting edge, and the industry can afford to keep developing better stuff

Schooled by Boys Aged 6 and 8 - Feb. 19, 2016, 1:08 p.m.

That's the most inspiring video I've seen on a biking site!

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