Edventure

You can never have too many bikes, or too many wheel sizes, even on just the one ride.

This film was specially made by Whitenosugar Productions for the Kendal Mountain Festival bike night, which I presented last Friday. It was great to show this, along with a couple of my other videos, to the sold out crowd of 500 people. I was also interviewing legendary mountain bike film maker Clay Porter, and it was quite funny having my films up there on screen alongside clips of his movies. I think we held our own and I love this edit that Tim Royle made of my ‘spoof ‘ride from Hebden Bridge to Kendal. Hope you enjoy it.

Commuter Cast

Coming soon is another video featuring the Decade Tripster where with a change of tyres it becomes a road bike, rather than commuter/cyclocrosser. It really is a versatile vessel and I just couldn’t resist seeing if I could just go out and do a road century.

I’ve had great fun riding this “not a mountain bike”. It has certainly made a change from what I’m used to, so much so that I’m going to keep on riding it and will be on the Tripster for the “Get Cross” skills day.

There will also be more written reviews coming onto the site featuring some of the components and essentials that I’ve been using whilst riding the Tripster. These will include Continental ‘Cyclocross’ and ‘Grand Prix’ road tyres, Lezyne accessories, Shutt Velo Rapide jersey and BBB bib shorts.

Decade Tripster

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.