Marin Man…….(Wales part 3)
After a gruelling day on The Beast (Coed Y Brenin) we decided to go off piste on some bridal ways over the mountains; awesome views galore! Things started to go a little odd when a local farmer came out and said that he had to come and see us, as he had never seen anyone on bikes up these parts before ( “stay off the moors “anyone?). About 10 minutes later the track vanished. If you have to ‘hike a bike’, the Attack Trail is manageable, but riding wise, she was brilliant all day. So versatile! Easy enough to climb and a downhill bomb! After about 12 hours in the saddle and 3 Welsh mountains traversed we were rewarded with a 40 minute downhill to the sea, and some well earned pints!
My body was broken, but who cares? I love to ride bikes.
Marin Man….. the Beast, part 2
What a bike the Attack Trail is (and boy did I need it!) I rode it all day and loved every part. The Beast at Coed y Brenin gave me a good going over; i felt quite battered afterwards, but the bike was such a pleasure to ride, no probs on the climbs and an absolute riot on the very rocky descents. She can handle anything, which is more than be said for this 37 year old body – I only had one crash all day, though, mainly due to fatigue, both mental and physical – but what a great day!! Brilliant center, brilliant trail bike, brilliant brownies, brilliant weather and the best of old friends!
Day two was even more epic, so watch this space……………
Marin Man……. “Rock and Roll” (wales part 1)
my dad, brother, friend and i have just had a weekend at coed y brenin, what a laugh! On saturday we rode the “Beast”, hard work but great fun, fire road climbs followed by a few minutes of intense, rock strewn madness. I gave the rocky ridge the weekend off in favour of a sweet attack trail, and boy did i need it! Wales was awesome, dry trails (mostly) and a lot of rock, arm-pumptastic! By the end of the day i felt beaten, even on such a fantastic ride! Big respect to dad who is 61 and was there all the way! Great times!
As part of the UCI Dalby XC organisation team I took some time out this afternoon for a sneaky loop around the red trail at Dalby. The dry trails really hammered my body, but the Attack Trail kept going through everything and brought me back for more, with a massive smile on my face. Riding on my own, the Attack Trail feels like a trusted old friend; despite only having the bike for a short time it feels like I have ridden it for years. When going into the Wilds it’s my weapon of choice, relaxed geometry, intuitive suspension and great build kit. Massively assured on the descents and sprightly enough for technical rock garden ascents, of which there are plenty at Dalby. Super dry trails, great singletrack, two deers and a peaceful 2 hours.
Come along to Dalby and see the latest 2010 bikes from our sister brand Whyte at the expo.
Test ride the latest bikes on some awesome trails.
A 20 mile off-road ride from the Downend store is planned, heading up to Lansdown Hill via off-road tracks and country lanes, returning via the cyclepath. If you decide to purchase on the day, exclusive special offers will be available, but remember, special offers are on the day only!
Ride departs approx 10.30am Return to store approx 2pm
Special offers on bikes over £1000 purchased/ordered on the day only!
Please book a demo bike from the following list by calling 0117 9566719 (if you don’t fancy a 3 hour slog through the mud and gloop, tarmac test-rides around the local roads may be possible, depending on which bikes are still available – photo i.d. still required and disclaimer must be signed)
Attack Trail Large
Rocky Ridge Large
Mount Vision Large – sorry, booked