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Lakes trip last weekend

Me, Sanny and Kev headed down to The Lakes for a cracking day of riding. Note to self – when Sanny says wee hill he means anything less than 1000 feet.

6 1/2 hours in the saddle, 4500 feet of climbing and 25 miles of fun on a pretty much dryish and sunny day. Most of The Borrowdale Bash with extra gnarl was the choice for the day, much recommended.

Here’s a wee film, enjoy –

Mountain biking in The Lakes – March 2013 from Dene Happell on Vimeo.


Passportes du Soleil 2013

Today after much stress, keyboard tapping, website crashing, and general French faffing I managed to secure tickets for this years Passportes. However during the whole shenanigans I now have 5 tickets and only need 2. The spare tickets are for the Saturday race, 2 leaving from Morzine and the other leaving from Avoriaz (dont ask).

So before I head back to the organisers and ask for a refund on these 3 tickets I thought I’d put it out there and see if anyone wants them first. Cost is €79, this includes a top.

I’m posting this on other sites so its first come first served.


Bike Sale

Hi Guys,

I’m selling loads of bike parts from a bike I built and have ridden very little.

Parts include ; SLX cranks and BB, Mavic 719’s on Hope Pro 2’s, Superstar nano flats, Rockshox Revs Air U-Turn, Thomson 70mm stem, Sunline V-One bars, xo shifters,  x9 mech, KS i900 plus remote seatpost, Avid Elixr 5 brakes, Fizik Gobi xm saddle, high rollers.

Plus a really nice, hardly used, hard hardtail frame.

Give me a shout if interested, on ebay/Singletrack/tinterweb in a week or so.


What a difference a week makes

Dear Mugdock,

I nearly gave up the ghost on you after last weeks drenching and ride through your muddy quagmire. Tonight was an altogether different event, dry, almost ‘dusty’ in sections and pretty warm and fresh. It was my next door neighbour, Pat’s first foray into night riding, he went home with a big smile on his face too. The love has returned. Sorry Mugdock for nearly spurning you.

Yours appologetically,