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DISCLAIMER. MOUNTAIN BIKING CAN BE DANGEROUS. YOU JOIN US AT YOUR OWN RISK.

SAFETY BRIEFING.

  • 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.

Photo: Fenduro 2 - Darts, the very best selection method for gridding (courtesy of Brad, via Adriano)

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The Green Duck Granchester

Anyone else out this evening? Looking at the forecast we'll have a great ride out but pack a schnorkel for the way home.

Re: The Green Duck Granchester

I'm ducking out of tonight. Just read a news item about rain turning to ice as it hits cold ground. This morning when I wrote the post the sun was shining and steam was coming off my garden fence as the ice melted. But even now there is still a little ice on the road. I don't mind riding in the cold or the rain, but I do not like cycling on ice.