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Entries from November 2011

From the Inside out teaser

November 30th, 2011 · No Comments

The final teaser ahead of the video release tomorrow from the Second Base film crew of “From the Inside Out”. From the Inside Out – Fernie Teaser from SecondBase Films on Vimeo. To see the trailer go here or go to the website to order here.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

3 minute gaps – Aaron Gwin

November 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Film makers Clay Porter and John Lawlor have been busy putting together a new film on mountain biking called 3 minute gaps.  for your delight and delectation here is World Cup champ Aaron Gwin of Trek.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing

Road round up

November 29th, 2011 · No Comments

It has been a crazy few weeks for road racing with Contador in CAS last week, Operation Puerto reopening and the announcement of most of the UCI World Tour teams for 2012.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling

Thursday afternoon motivation – Into thin air

November 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Hang in there… weekend on the way.  Here is a nice big mountain film from the Ortler region.  Make sure and listen to the lyrics too which are err, interesting. INTO THIN AIR | engl. Subtitles from infinite trails on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Learn to make a bike frame and help a charity

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

The Bicycle Academy is a new enterprise providing people with the skills and facilities to design and make their own bikes whilst simultaneously building a bike for charity. The Bicycle Academy – Crowd Funding from The Bicycle Academy on Vimeo. Frame building will be taught by the legendary Brian Curtis as evening classes or short [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Uncategorized

BMX racing is go in Ratoath!

November 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Some of us remember BMX bandits.  Some remember Elliott and ET flying through the air in the golden age of BMX.  Well, BMX is back and as relevant as ever.  The new Ratoath track will cut its racing teeth on the 27th of November and you could be there. Obviously there will be BMX categories [...]

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Tags: BMX · Racing

Thursday morning motivation

November 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Ian Killick riding in Kamloops to get you through the week.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Fox service special at OC Tuning

November 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Suspension specialists OC Tuning are running a rear shock promotion for the remainder of November.  A normal service costs between €105 and €130 but they are doing the full service for only €90!  Head on over to the KCR Industrial estate or call them on 01-4929552.

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

Gravity Enduro series announced for Ireland

November 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Niall Davis of Biking.ie is set to introduce Enduro racing to Ireland in 2012 with a four race series and a National championship. Untitled from Sam Crawford on Vimeo.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing

Pedal Fever coaching conference – early bird extended!

November 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Cycling Ireland is running its second “Pedal Fever” conference on the 26th of November in the Helix (Dublin City University). This conference is aimed at coaches, managers, cyclists and indeed anyone else who might be interested in attending and is built around a selection of Key Note Speakers and Elected Breakout Workshops. Included in the [...]

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Tags: General commentary

MBI update

November 14th, 2011 · No Comments

MBI are an advocacy and rights group for mountain bikers that represent us with land owners and Coillte.  A voluntary group, they work tirelessly for us.  Recently Sean Herlihy of MBI released an update on the state of play regarding the Coillte MTB strategy and we thought it might be of interest.  It is reproduced [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking

Proper Movember MTB care for your mustache

November 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Ross Schnell of Trek points the way for the proper care of Movember mustaches for mountain bikers.

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

360 degree movie of Slickrock using mobile phones

November 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Here is an interesting idea.  By linking seven Sony Xperia Neo mobile phones together wirelessly and using a special rig landscape photographer Joergen Geerds has produced a digital 360 degree movie of the Slickrock trail in Moab, Utah.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Tuesday afternoon motivation

November 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Over to the guys from the Coastal Crew in British Columbia, Canada for some nice trail riding to pick you up on this cold and damp afternoon. Coastal Crew Go All Mountain from The Coastal Crew on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Tim Flooks announced as new Madison Saracen DH team manager

November 8th, 2011 · No Comments

2011 has been a phenomenally successful year for the Madison Saracen downhill team.  Set up with the aim of nurturing young British talent, the squad of six riders now boasts a Junior World champion, Junior World Cup Winner and Women’s British Downhill Series winner Manon Carpenter, to Philip Atwill’s triumph at the National Championships and [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Racing

Through the roots documentary

November 7th, 2011 · No Comments

We have been eagerly awaiting the final version of the Through the roots documentary and here it is in all its glory.  Congratulations to all involved.  Put the kettle on, this one last a while but it is worth every minute. Through the roots documentary on pinkbike.com

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Ritchey announce new WCS Apex carbon clinchers

November 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Tom Ritchey is a legend in the road and mountain bike world as a purveyor of fine products designed for and by a cyclist.  Newly added to the product lineup are these WCS Apex carbon clinchers and very nice they are too.

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Tags: Road cycling · Tech

Team Yeti/Fox Ep. 2: Hard is The Way [HD]

November 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Let’s check back in with our friends from Yeti for episode 2.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Cup

Winter DH series announced

November 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Dates have been announced for a Winter Downhill Series in Moneyscalp on the 28/29 January and 25/26 February. These events will follow a similar format of other winter leagues but will have a number of changes to allow for bad weather and short days including one race run, later race starts and a half day [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing