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  • Wear a helmet. Despite recent advances in medical science, brains still cannot be mended nor replaced.
  • Wear gloves or mitts. Hands often hit the ground first. Cuts and grazes invite infection and a hospital visit.
  • Wear eye protection, it only takes a twig or thorn to lose an eye. Crud catchers are a good idea in mucky weather.
  • When downhilling, for your own protection, allow plenty of space behind the rider in front.
  • Bring a bare minimum emergency tool kit and a spare inner tube.
  • Breakdowns are a bore. Plan not to have any by ensuring your bike is in perfect working order.
  • Punctures are also tedious. You can minimise them by fitting latex tubes, slime tubes or running tubeless tyres.

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Despite the mud

......or maybe because of it, last night was wicked fun.

Cheers guys!

Re: Despite the mud

Mud?? You had mud last night? I thought it was a bad memory.

I may have to change my tyres. I'd be grateful for any advice on mud-tyre choice the group may give


Re: Despite the mud

Tom, I think frazer is confused it was floods last night,after all he has'nt seen real mud yet has he?......

Re: Despite the mud

..says the guy that ducked out into the pub before the mud properly started!

Re: Despite the mud

Off on one, may I clearly add frazer that the ride was to the three tuns abington and thats were my motor was dumped. The coven's policy is that no one gets left behind! even billy no mates Shelton {maybe}.. Still feeling guilty James?...P.s I went home oh and in dry clothes, did you all get a tad wet? hummm.

Re: Despite the mud

You're right, I henceforth retract my insinuation of slackerishness!


See ya next time mate.

Re: Despite the mud

Mud tyres,
if you like to ride fast - Maxxis Medusa (2.1 for comfort or 1.8 for less resistance)
if you want to be sure and steddy Panaracer Fire Mud Pro 1.8
If you want to climb trees in the mud, Panaracer Trailraker. these will seem slow and hard work but they stick.

i use the Medusa when it gets realy bad, Katie uses the Trailraker, Pasty Tom uses the Fire Mud last check, but tastes change.

i started with Fire Mud pros in my first winter with these guys and have used the Medusas since, i used the trailrakers when it dried out to slow me down for resistance training before the racing season started.

i sometime use Schwalbe Rocket Ron as a cross over tryre in mildly swamp like conditions as they roll well on the dry stuff and grip reasonably in the Mud but as Claire pointed out to me in the past they are NOT a mud tyre. when the mud is sticky they will not shed. Medusa's do and so do the Mud Pro's, not sure about the trailrakers.

hope this helps a bit.