I bumped into a guy from work who was half thinking of picking himself up a trials bike, and I tried to persuade him to go for a new Gasgas TXT. The 2023 models had just been released during the summer of 2022, and there […]
Ok, so I picked this wee sweetie up about a month or two ago. She’s a used Beta Evo 250 2T… seems to be in good condition, i only adjusted the levers to my preference and changed the transmission oil and we’ve already started making […]
The 2016 500 EXC should have be sprung as standard with 4.6 springs in the forks and a 7.2kg spring on the shock. The previous owner must have been a big guy, as my used model came fitted with 5.0 springs in the front, and […]
Some people say that if you have €100 to spend on your bike, then spend €99 of it on suspension. I’m not sure I agree with the 99:1 ratio, but definitely 50:50 .. your suspension is the most important part of your bike IMO. Like […]
A couple of spins to Tipp over the weekend saw us explore some old, and some new trails, and make some new friends too. It’s great when you meet another group of riders that you kinda know to see from previous events, but don’t really […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Out in exploring the trails again. Super day for it. Dressed fashionably and all :o) Took the cycling bike to Dromore another day to test those new etrex maps, they seem to work really well so happy with that result too.
Ever had a wheel bearing failure? You get that metal on metal knocking from the back wheel, and it kinda ruins your day, right.. Seeing as I’ve had a number of ruined days, these days I consider wheel bearings as a consumable, a service item, […]
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 […]
So the Husaberg has a fuel pump issue and won’t start. But fear not!! Murph, our fearless handyman has a plan B. The off-road capable, always ready, Honda Cub 90.
Well.. another year, another Paddy Dakar. This year was a bit of a wash out, or maps were wet, the big ‘berg was having fuel pump problems, there was a broken chain on a CRF, just nothing seemed to be going our way .. so […]