The 10th anniversary Paddy Dakar was held last weekend in Doon, Co Limerick. Route A was the highlight of the event for me, with some new single-track trails we hadn’t ridden before. There was a fair amount of rain too, which made for a few […]
A few of us decided to have an enduro training session, and yesterday was the arranged day for it. Five of us headed off from Ennis at around 2pm and, after stopping for coffee and chocolate eclairs, were on the bikes for around 4pm. 4 […]
What a glorious evening. There was no time really to arrange a spin, but it’s so amazing out there this evening, it’d nearly be wrong not to go. The baby GM1 + Leica 15mm combo were stuffed into a small backpack .. and the baby […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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. […]
Early start today for the Easter LDNT spin.
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 […]
After years of loyal service, the past twelve months saw the CRF250X being used as a ‘spare bike’ in the event that the Husky had an issue. More often than not it was used by another rider in our group who’s bike was out of […]