Month: November 2013

News

First XC race – 4 hours of Merida Brass Monkeys

“That was a tough course!”… reassuringly that was from one of the race whippets as we both stood at the finish line at 13.30 yesterday. I was expecting a hard experience, but the course was unrelenting, with roots, spongy ground and little potholes pounding the bike (and me) throughout. The only bits of the course …

Lights

First impressions – Cree XML trail lights

These lights should make winter training a breeze… with good depth and, for the Skyray, amazing spread. The picture here gives an indication of the difference compared to a very good UK commuter light, the Cateye SingleShot. Note – the pictures were taken with a Canon 50D with a 50mm lens in Manual mode (f/1.8, …

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A new background image that says it all!

A collage that symbolises much of the ‘Mombee’ spirit: Seville cityscape… probably Europe’s best city. Road and mountain bike wheels together – no tribes here. Nobby Nic – one tyre that does it all, a true Jack Of All Trades. Crossing the old M4 Servern Bridge with friends. That trusty Cannondale – a versatile thoroughbred. …

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The weight drops off… 86kg reached

Allowing for some error of margin with the scales at the work gym (thankyou Telefonica for that brilliant facility), today I reckon I hit the magical 86kg target. I’ve been around the 87kg mark for a few weeks, but a busy week meant less food (and less cups of sugary tea) last week, and a …