Tuesday, 5 April 2016


Finally managed to get Stumpy 2.0 out of its slumber! That was a long gap I though I forgotten how to ride

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Out of Order

Week 5 of a sprained ankle. I am beginning to think this is my worst ridding year. :(

Saturday, 13 June 2015

At last, Out on the bike!

Managed to take Stumpy 2.0 out on a ride. Only a warm up ride really as I have not been out on the bikes for at least 6 months now.

I decided to hit the cycle network trails and cycle to penshurst. I was not as out of shape as I thought even though some of the sections were over grown with nettles and brambles. I remember thinking it was a bad day for shorts.

I did notice that the sections of the route that had separate sections for walkers and joggers were quite quiet. I encountered more walkers and joggers on the cycle sections than on the sections set aside for them.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Bikes are unpacked

Having spent a few weeks sorting boxes and unpacking the bikes are settling into their new home. Armour and helmets unpacked everything is ready for riding.

Now I have moved away from my local trail centre at the lookout it time to find new trails near Tonbridge!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Still in the shed

It has been 3 months since my last ride and I am missing the trails. Stumpy 2.0 and Stumpys Estranged Cousin are still locked up in the shed covered in tarpaulins.

I hope I can get some winter rides in knowing it will hurt being out of the saddle for so long.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Fair well to Stumpy

It is official, I have had to sell Project Stumpy. It has a new home and I am sure it will be looked after. It is heading to Bike Park Wales tomorrow. I am sure they both will have a blast!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

On the back plate

Half way around the red trail at swinley and a resonating pitch can be heard. I quickly find its my bike making the noise.

I mange to get round the rest with a front brake only with the pitch noise along for the ride.
I finally got chance to put stumpy up on the maintenance stand and find the rear pads have worn almost to the spring pushing the pads together.

Took them out and it looked like on piston was pushing more than the other and the pads had worn unevenly.

I swapped them round then spent ages getting the wheel on as the gap always ends up bring less than the rotor when you change pads.