So, my mission to go out at least once a week in 2019 nearly had it’s first fail, after spending too much time laying skirting boards in a bedroom yesterday, and not enough time on fun things.. Never mind though. I took a notion and […]
Recce for a new Trail? Exploring and testing a new woods loop :o) managed to eat a bug too tasty
An overlanders open day and a presentation on the Hellas rally and roadbook navigation tempted us to Wexford recently. The roadbook route looked to be mostly road based so we decided to have fun on some local trails instead. The roads seemed a bit slippy […]
What a great idea. Soaking in a hot tub, with seaweed, right on the West coast of Ireland, looking out over the Atlantic ocean. Don’t take my word for it. Go do it. They move around a bit, just to keep you on your toes. […]
The 2016 500 EXC should be sprung as standard with 4.6 springs in the forks and a 7.2 on the shock. Having bough it used, it came with 5.0 springs in the front. These are far too heavy for me, and are being changed. I […]
It was a miserable Wednesday, and the only thing to brighten it up was to take a spin. Seeing as it was a solo spin I figured I’d take it easy and bring a couple of old cameras to record a short video from different […]
Doon bound again for the 2018 end of year run with the Long Distance Navigation Trials guys. 78km of a loop. A bit of enduro, some grasstrack, some woods.. it had everything. A great day by all accounts!!
A very last minute trip to Thailand and Cambodia provided a welcome break from the dreary Irish winter. 30°C, no wind or rain, everyone smiling.. it was perfect !!! Found some time to get a ride in too :o)
It seems everyone you talk to is running different tyres and pressures, and everyone has an opinion on what works best. What they really should be saying though, is what works best for them. A tyre that works well in dry sand might not do […]
The run that very very nearly didn’t happen!! Between the solo recce on Friday, and the actual run on Monday, some bike issues were discovered. The rear of the airbox had separated from the left subframe rail. Rear wheel bearings on brake side were goosed. […]
Road trip time!! After spending a couple of days in Vancouver, attending the Fringe Fest on Granville Is. and basically getting my bearings and adjusting to local time, I flew to Calgary, picked up a one way car rental and set out with my cold […]
You’re going travelling? Across countries, maybe continents, and you want to record your travels. In the best way possible . . Sure you can take pictures on your phone, and that might be great for day to day pictures, but are they really that good? […]
Had a great day out at this ‘Roadbook’ event. There were fast sections, technically challenging obstacles, punctures, and some laughs too. Great bunch of guys n girls and a great event. Huge thanks to all the organisers :o)
Road trip from Pisa, via Cinque Terre and Malcesine (Lake Garda), to Venice.
A lot of erosion from the recent rains have been tearing up some of those trails and created some deep ruts that you really want to avoid. The mud was slippery as hell and some of the trails were rockier than normal. Dropped the bike […]