...................01110111011001010110110001100011011011110110110101100101................... Trail,cross country and street mountain biking from sunny Aberystwyth, Mid Wales, North Wales from time to time and the Marches. Pictures and rants from a weekend warrior in the purest form

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Lonely Marshall

Lonely Marshall
Originally uploaded by olly rob.

Hopefully not the last BUSA get to, but a good one to finish on.
absoloutly epic XC and DH location in gorgeous weather for a long weekend of filth and fun. i could go on about it, but wont, as im lazy.
results are here (for the moment)
and there are plenty of pictures knocking about, mine are here

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Brechfa Gorlech

Brechfa Gorlech
Originally uploaded by olly rob.

Table tops and Helter skelter berms, take away the rubbish climbing singletrack and i think you may have the perfect man-made trail (though natural stuff always beats man made stuff). Its like a rollercoaster, only decisions on braking and pedaling, pumping and unweighting, not to mention steering, dictate how well you stick (or don't) to the rattly rails of the sketchiest rollercoaster ever. ACE, the next bike is a steel hard tail, long travel, single speed, bullet proof, trail monster truck. but until a job falls in my lap, i will just have to worry about which frame i want. Curtis SX trail? Cotic Bfe? on-one? I think, as it stands at the moment, i want to make my own ^o) tsk, typical

Conti Kit for BUSA

Continental tyres for busa i think, mud race tyres for the bike, and conti mud stomping "tyres" for me (only they are Dunlop with conti stickers, but damn cool none the less) bring on the busa muck!!

Monday, March 05, 2007

I [heart] On One Dropouts

those dropouts

One-One's new dropouts officialy make me mayonaise. They do everything, Geared, SS, AND sliding disks on the inside of the rear triangle (which i've always liked) The only change i would make is route the hose on the underside of the seatstay (as-aposed to the top of the chainstay).
These would make ultimate FRHT dropouts in my opinion (if they were beefier maybe), because even if your gears do fail, you can flip it to SS with a few moments bodging. Bombproof FRHT. hopefully, by the time i have enough money for another bike (15omm travel FRHT jobby) On-One will have made a chucky version of one of these).
Love it