Archive for December, 2005


Friday, December 23rd, 2005

To all the folk who joined us for the Xmas ride last night. 17 or so people, only one terminal mechanical (get the chainring sorted Sue) and yet more new trails thanks to Delamere Dodd.

Here’s to more fun rides in 2006.

Bum, tit, willy…

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Ace – two days before Christmas and the stupid PDQ (credit card processing) machine has died. PSU is giving no output. I call the helpline and the first person tells me to ‘take the module off the unit, then re-fit it after 20 minutes’ ‘O.K.’ says I ‘That’s sure to fix the output of the power supply’. Funnily enough it didn’t actually achieve anything, so another call this time gets the response I wanted to hear ‘We’ll get a new machine to you in the morning’.

So instead of being able to take any money today, I’ve been Christmas shopping. Boy that was fun.

I’m bionic…

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Well, not really, but I do have a knee brace, after deciding against surgery to replace my snapped ACL. It’s quite comfortable too. I’m supposed to go and see what I can actually do now, without my leg giving way. Running, snowboarding, and martial arts are all on the cards – yippee. Hope the damn thing works, I need to shift about 45lbs of excess weight (after Christmas).

Look out for a svelte new me sometime in the new year.

‘ho, ‘ho, ‘ho…

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Thursdays ride (22nd December 2005) will be the fabulous Winter Wonderland ride at Delamere. Pies, alcohol, ‘ho’s and beyatches, tinsel, lights and all usual stuff. Hopefully the guys from Alty Bike Shak will turn up this year too.

Come along and join the fun. Meeting at the usual place at 19:30, or maybe a bit earlier, if you want.

Maverick Seatpost

Monday, December 19th, 2005

After much hoo-ing and ha-ing, we’ve finally got a hold of some Speedball posts. They’re great – buy one.
Speedball seatpost
The name possibly comes from a slang term for an intravenous dose of cocaine mixed with heroin or an amphetamine. You know, like an upper and downer all in one package 🙂

Click here to watch it in action.


Thursday, December 15th, 2005

We just found a stash of DUC32 forks that we thought we hadn’t got. Buy ’em now and save a bundle…

Clicky here for the full skinny.

It’s Thursday again…

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

I’m still not riding, but call us up and we can get a ride fixed up somewhere – next week however, will be the Winter Wonderland Ride at Delamere, yay!


Tonights ride will also be Delamere, but not as we know it. Meet at the usual place, but no later than 19:20 – you’ll be driving to a different venue…

Conversation with a 5 year old…

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Here’s something totally unrelated to bikes, but I left my recorder on whilst putting my daughter to bed the other night. We usually have a chat and here we discuss Christmas and death a little. The music at the end is My Girl by Baseless and can be found on the podsafe music network. The lyrics aren’t particularly apt, but the chorus is and it’s a catchy tune.
Download here, feed here, subscribe via iTunes here

Thursday Night Ride…

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Give us a call or email for details of tonights ride. There will be one, but I’ll not be riding due to having a spazzy knee still.



Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Here’s another podcast, nothing special (as usual), just a quiet afternoon in the shop. Music is by Blackalicious from the podsafe music network.
Doonload it here, feed is here and you can subscribe via iTunes, here.

Woo – yeah.