After spending the weekend making this site I’m fairly desperate to get out and ride a bike. Remember kids – with the snow all melted now there will be a slippy, wet and muddy surface layer on the trails. This is not bad though, because it gives us the chance to continue practicing our “off the brakes” riding techniques that we were getting into on the snow. I’ll be hitting those corners and keeping my fingers off that front brake, controlling my speed with a little rear brake and laughing all the way to the traction bank. Can’t wait…but remember tyre choice is crucial – open tread and grippy compound for me.

What tyres for Calderdale? That’s easy – today it’ll be Supertacky Swampthings…..