The last few spins in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary have all been interrupted and delayed by fallen trees. It’s not normally a big deal, we just get past them and keep going .. but when there’s a group of 5 or 6 riders it delays […]
An unexpected ‘who’s going for a spin later?’ message in our WhatsApp group led to the biggest (and most spontaneous) woods spin in ages as SEVEN of us arrived out to see how well our bike lights lit up the path under this magic canopy of trees. […]
The TE300 has been away the past few weeks for an engine rebuild, so the xTrainer got a chance to take over as king of the garage for a while. There were two spins in the past two weeks. First up, a journey to the […]
Not been up around the Lough Atorick area ever, and had a day to spare. The TE300 is going in for an engine rebuild soon so took her out on one last spin before the maintenance. For a first day in a new area I […]
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 […]
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!!
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. […]
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)
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 […]
Early start today for the Easter LDNT spin.
Another one of the long distance navigation trials, this time starting in Doon. We were greeted early on by wind and hail, but it’s December 29th – it was always going to be a cold one. The terrain was mixed, mostly forestry trails, some road, […]
Kilfenora was the starting point and most of today’s waypoints were in or around the Burren. The new xTrainer was brought out for the run today, she has about 10 hours up now, so the suspension is bedding in at this stage. The front end […]