Sunday, July 25, 2010



Last minute decision last weekend. We'd been planning on heading up to sheffield sometime for a while, but it just hadn't happened. Heard a bit of a Bolehills jam was happening on the sunday... so why not eh! Headed up for the day and it was well worth it. All the local crew were there, even DC back from NYC. It was almost a french trip reunion.

The newly changed 2nd straight was getting sessioned, it's really floaty, good fun. RB was pulling some big x-ups, Moonbay & AT were on the money flowing with style, and Paddy did the whole straight for the first time - and twice more to make it count! There's just something about the place... and I am pretty sure it's the vibe of the locals.



This weekend, kept it local. Ace day at the trails saturday, was nice to get over there a bit earlier in the day this time. Recently, it's been too hot or too windy in the afternoons, so evenings at the trails have been more sensible. The rain that we have had has made absolutely zero impact though! Today was a road bike day, rode out to Hunstanton from Wells in a nasty headwind, but it was still alright I suppose! Stopped for a much needed coffee and cake and hammered back along the coast road with the tail wind... now that was good! Felt like half the journey on the way back!

Gonna set aside next saturday avo for a BBQ and the BMX Worlds on freecaster, then Norwich regional on sunday.


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Sunday, July 11, 2010

We Love the Mangler



Jay and Jonny headed over to Norwich friday night for a track session in this summer heat. 7 o'clock, still 29 degrees, clear skies and very little wind.

An extra treat in store when we arrived at the track, the Mangler had heard our plans and wanted a slice of the action too!

The third straight was sessioned hard by all, the sun beaming down behind us. I took the opportunity to take a few snaps as the colours were so vibrant.

Jonny joined mangler in a fitness session at the end of the evening, 3 full laps was the intention. I think Jonny managed 1 & 1/2 before he opened up is cooler bag and cracked open the strongbow! Now that's preparation...

Jonny and Jay dropped by on the way home for some food. With Jonny's new found MTB status ("I am the 4th Atherton sibling") I educated him into the MTB World with a viewing of the old Sprung 5 DVD. Will have to find a vid with some Ross MBUK Tricker footage (avec affro) for next time, he'll enjoy that.










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Monday, July 05, 2010

Back to the coast



With the weather being so beautiful we took another trip to the coast. Starting at Cromer again, we decided to ride out the other way towards Walcott. We got a bit lost from the planned route but it was really quite pleasant, riding through the "quiet lanes" as they are called. Stopped at Walcott for a drink but it really isn't a patch on Byfords at Holt or any of the North Norfolk coast... a bit tacky really! We rode back to cromer along the coast road a bit faster, the coast road really wasn't anything like as nice as Cromer to Blakeney, but oh well!

We hit the beach again cause it was still pretty warm. Just as were leaving, we did a double take as what we thought was a dog walking in front of us, was actually a muntjac deer. It pegged it straight up the cliff, it was unbelievable, it got up so high so fast... but the very top of the cliff was vertical and there was no way it was getting up there. The poor thing slipped and fell down the cliff hitting rocks on the way down and resulting in a hell of a thud at the bottom. Amazingly, it got up and climbed half way back up and just stayed there... someone made a phone call so I guess it got rescued. Pretty mental.

Finished the day off with some more Mary Jane's fish and chips (I'm not a massive fan of fish and chips but these are something special!), then a bit of tacky prize winning on the 2p machines! good fun!

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