I had a new drone to test, and didn’t want to interfere with the flow of a group ride, so instead just two of us went out and did a bit of stop/start riding around the West. Took a short clip here, and a short […]
Pondering mortality? The never ending social distancing? The efforts to protect ourselves and our families from the terrible sickness, and at the same time thinking the queue for Lidl is possibly worse than the sickness could ever be, and we’d nearly rather try our luck […]
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 […]
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 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.
Early start today for the Easter LDNT spin.
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 […]
Ok, you’ve probably heard it before, but keeping your Air Filter clean and oiled is massively important. It’s the one part, that neglected or used incorrectly, will have a huge impact on cylinder wear. We ride dirt bikes, in the dirt. There’s dust and mud and […]
Changing your oil and filters regularly is important if you want to keep your bike in top condition. It’s a simple process that everyone should easily be able to do themselves, but there are a few things to note on any bike before you start. […]