Wilier 101 XN 29er quick test

I was asked to try out the Wilier 101 XN 29er to give my impressions of the bike. What an honour? There are worse jobs. I have a Wilier Cento Uno (101) road bike so you can imagine my fascination with this mountain bike. The day I chose was sunny and warm (believe it or…

Enjoying the rain, the warm and my FF29

I race (badly) every Friday and now ride, not “a” but “my” mountain bike, every Sunday.  The Friday road racing was supposed to replace the Tuesday Goodwood Gallops were I’d usually be hanging on for dear life and praying that I’d last. Not so the fourth cat races. I’m not strong enough to get away…

Kinesis FF29 revisted

I seem to have a nice routine. Road race Friday evening and then, mountain biking on Sunday. This is great as I usually spend Saturdays wondering what I’ll ride on my day off. The only problem is that my legs hurt if ever the hills get tough. Last week I took Will for his first…

Kinesis FF29 ride and a stunning SDW triple

For some one that says that he’s road riding all the time I seem to be clocking up a lot of dirt miles. I rode off road last weekend despite having road raced in the morning. On Friday evening I accompanied Richard Sterry on his South Downs Way Triple attempt. By the way he did it in…