Tuesday, 26 March 2013


Long Leats cyclosportive has a rep as a hard event to start the year but this year took things to another level as we turned up to snow and sub zero temps. Down to do the 100 miles we were told that the ride would be cut to 65 miles and myself and riding buddy were a little gutted. But out on the hills we were glad for the shorter loop. Getting bumped by other riders as you passed them and riders all over the road it was clear that some riders had very little idea that people would be going past them, it made for some wild passing. We put in a solid ride and ran out of gas in the final mile of what was a hard event off the back of a solid ride the day before. More sportives to come later in the year.. If you think sportives are easy.. your wrong, it was harder than the three raod races we have done this year.

Blizzard LT

Bikes built and ready to go, will pick it up Thursday night and be shredding some of Exmoors finest trails on Friday. Good times, better pics etc to follow.
Thanks to sponsors: Marzocchi and Kore with the build.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Friday, 8 March 2013


Long time Maxxis rider Wade Simmons looks like his joined old buddy Richie Schley over at Continental for 2013.

Rocky Mountain Blizzard.. Back to my roots

Above: The 1991 Blizzard was the first RM i ever spotted in the UK, It was my local shop owners bike and i loved its build detail and style , I also loved its colourway and wanted to get an RM Blizzard but sadly had only just got my new Browning Marin.

Above: The 92 Blizzard was another classic and kept me wanting a Rocky Mountain...

Above: The 93 Blizzard came out and i ordered the frame and fork, sadly the wishbone stays had gone and the colourway was not as cool as the two years before.. But i still loved that bike and ran it for many years from Tomac drop bars and Tioga back wheel to Club Roost Go Fast bars, A-tac stems and judy forks. I felt it was the best handling bike i had rode and loved its design details like a forward facing seat bolt etc..

This week i just ordered a brand new 2011 Rocky Mountain Blizzard LT frame! 2011 would be the last year of the Blizzard, Silver-Fish did not import the frame and a few calls and emails and i could not get them to get me one of the frames in at any cost back in 2011.. Lucky this brand new frame came up and i got the 15.5 frame i wanted. Look for a build pic in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Mind Of The Demon - Documentary



Kore have been updating its website over the last few months ready for summer 2013 and the new team page has gone up, little Q&A with myself and the rest of the Kore family.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Spring time pursuits come to an end

The last Spring time pursuit last weekend was another cold and fresh day without any rain, Racing was close and at times a bit wild in the bunch. I had my best ride todate and got stuck in to doing some work at the front and stayed with the pack setting some strava PB's on this final day. We now have a weekend off before were back on the road again.

Ben Cruz proto cannondale enduro rig

Benz Cruz has gone from team cannondale /WTB to the full factory dale team for 2013 and sports the new lefty at the cannondale camp.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Cannondale enduro pro rides..

Jason and Bens dales pro rides , same rig two very different setups.

mark weirs dale, in big mtn set-up, and also a more xc enduro set-up super d style .


Retired 4x racer Roger Rinderknecht the 2012 world 4x champion shows that 4x is dead, look for him to join the ever growing Enduro racing pro ranks in 2013.
Also former Trek world cup dh racer Justin Leov has signed a 2 year deal with Trek to race Enduro.
 Ross Schnell the former single speed world champ photoed above will also looks to stay with long time sponsors Trek and Sram to race enduro events.