What I learnt riding 100km on a mountain bike

I can knock out a 100km road ride pretty easily. That’s not a brag, it is what it is. I know I could jump on my roadie tomorrow morning and have it done before lunch. Recently I had an idea, what about a metric century on a mountain bike hitting a bunch of trails along…

Tryna catch me ridin’ dirty

“They see me rollin’, they hatin’ Patrollin’ and tryna catch me ridin’ dirty…” – Chamillionaire I’m a roadie through and through – no doubt. Skintight Lycra, smooth bitumen, skinny tyres, speed. I love nothing more than smashing it as fast as I can in the aero tuck or dancing on the pedals up a local…

Switching to road clipless pedals

After 40,000+ km on mountain bike style SPD clipless pedals, I’ve finally made the transition to “proper” road pedals. I’ve had regular SPD pedals on all my bikes from my old Hybrid through to my Time Trial bike and never had an issue.  I don’t feel like I’m losing any watts in power transfer, although…

Should I buy a mountain bike?

You know N+1 and all that… So should this all-out roadie get a MTB? I owned a (very, very) budget mountain bike in the past. I rode it a little off road until it got stolen when I loaned it to a friend (it was secured in a town centre with a lock worth more…