Trail Booby Trap Discovered in Ireland

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“A Northern Irish mountain biker found fishing line strung between trees on trails at Cavehill Country Park yesterday,” Dirt reports. The mountain biker in question was Bernard McClure, who was out for a hike with his dog on his local trail system. According to reports, McClure is heavily involved in the local trail building and maintenance organization. …

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Watch: London Living/Riding with Bernard Kerr

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Bernard Kerr: London Living from Pivot Cycles on Vimeo. “After an awesome time on the southern side of the world, getting back home to the UK before the World Cup season starts is an important re-set (and weather reality check)…it gets good quick when I turn up on my trail bike and dirt jumper…Surrey is …

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Trail Tuesday: 2011 IMBA Epics

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IMBA announced their list of 2011 Epic rides late last month and in case you missed it, here are the trails that made the cut. Two of the five new Epics are outside the US and, as IMBA’s Mark Eller notes, the new crop includes several backcountry trails. “For many years, the term ‘Epic’ was …

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Drug Dealers Offer $200 Reward for Destroying Police Mountain Bike

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Smith & Wesson Tactical Police Bike (photo courtesy policebikestore.com) Drug dealers in Watford, Hertfordshire (UK) are offering 150 British Pounds to anyone who trashes police officer Mark Pearce’s mountain bike. Apparently Pearce and his bike are pretty effective at fighting crime and the local gangs want to put a stop to the dynamic duo. Although …

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MTB Trail Navigation Competition

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Checkpoint map from a recent trail nav competition. Courtesy trailbreak.co.uk. We wrote about mountain bike orienteering a couple years ago and noted that it was a mostly UK phenomenon involving navigating a course using just a map and compass. Trail Break, a UK-based mountain bike event promotion company, has updated the concept with a new …

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Mountain Bike Paramedics

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Mountain bike paramedic in London. Photo via Firegeezer. By now you’ve probably seen police officers on mountain bikes but here’s something I hadn’t heard of: mountain bike paramedics. Apparently this has been going on in the UK for quite some time (since 2000 in parts of London) and it sounds like it’s pretty effective. Mountain …

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