Something completely different for me to ride here. I’ve been sent this sharp looking Decade Tripster, fully built up by the guys from Upgrade who distribute this brand along with others like DMR, Kinesis and Lezyne. The frame is highly versatile and can be built up as a fast commuter bike in loads of different ways. Flat bars, drop bars, 700c wheels, 26 inch wheels, hipster commuter, tourer or road bike. I have the bike in a cyclocross build, with 700c wheels, disc brakes and off road ‘cross tyres and I’m planning on trying out the bike on mixed up routes of road, tracks and single track trails. I’ve had one ride so far and it’s lot different to what I’m used to….but I like it.

With this bike I’ll be doing some “fake commuting”, making a video cast and there might even be some cyclocross skills courses in the pipeline.

I think I quite like my job.