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Peter Chapman   on Mar 27, 2017
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decisions .... decisions ...
padding .... lots of padding ....
Peter Chapman   on Feb 23, 2017
started a topic: anyone use a dropper post and DI2?
 
so on my HT (specialized Carbon Stumpjumper) i have xt 1x11 DI2 (a fantastic upgrade btw!) - i was looking at using a dropper post - but don't know if there is...
Peter Chapman   on Feb 23, 2017
replied to Climbing Techniques
 
don't look at the top!!! - get into a rhythm  that you can sustain, and just keep grinding away. I was always taught to stick my ass to the seat as this...
Peter Chapman   on Feb 18, 2017
replied to mountian biking shoes
 
i use spd clips and have 3 different pairs of shoes Specialized Defroster - keeps my feet warm and dry in the winter - have been a really boon over this winter. they...
 
i use a Garmin EDGE 1000 to track my rides, seamless integration with Strava and my iPhone. I also have a 20,000 charging pack and i have a solar backpack which i...
Peter Chapman   on Feb 13, 2017
replied to What was your first mountain bike?
 
mine was a purple Hooger booger blaster Sold it to my brother in law who still has it
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Peter Chapman   on Feb 13, 2017
replied to Upgrades and Rides today?
 
nothing today - but tomorrow is clean the bike, clean rotors and brakes (i hate squeaky brakes!!!) and then clean and lube the chain / chainset - all ready for tomorrow nights...
Peter Chapman   on Feb 12, 2017
replied to HR zone training on a mountainbike
 
I'm following a training plan from british cycling (modified) - so my week is as follows: rest Monday light 10 miles Tuesday (train to HR zone 2) rest wednesday outside ride on...
Peter Chapman   on Feb 10, 2017
replied to HR zone training on a mountainbike
 
Thanks fort eh reply Aaron! I don't get on with road bikes - don't like the drop bars, and feel very uncomfortable / unsafe on one! Also turbo isn't a option for me...
Peter Chapman   on Feb 10, 2017
started a topic: HR zone training on a mountainbike
 
So in my effort to get fitter and faster, I'm looking at doing HR zone training! - but going up and down hills doesn't really allow me to 'zone' to a particular...
Peter Chapman   on Feb 10, 2017
replied to Any gay bikers out there?
 
im not gay - but i am a happy biker!!!   good luck in your search - or just ride it baby!!!
I would feel like i cheated if i rode one up the trail. Part of the impetus for me to get my arse up the hill is the payoff on the down...
i confess to be a person who doesn't like to go home with a ass-crack or face full of mud so i always have a rear guard and a front guard protecting...
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Peter Chapman   on Jan 22, 2017
replied to looking for MTB trip inspiration
 
hi jim,   yes I've been looking at your blog for your trip - looks epic!!! - I've jet to decided my destination.
Peter Chapman   on Jan 18, 2017
added a photo of Coed Llandegla
 
top of llandegla new years day
Peter Chapman   on Jan 18, 2017
replied to Mountain bike bar ends: Yea or Nay?
 
was a YAY - now a NAY! - just get in my way .... great for long rides to give different hand positions, not so great for nettles and blackberry bushes (in...
I'm based in the UK and use www.tsb.co.uk for my bike insurance. it only cost £67 to cover my bike for a year. (upto £3500 value of bike). this is worldwide cover,...
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£50 excess
hi Jeff, i imagine that that scenario would be covered, the theft bit has 3 conditions - (in possession, in locked building or secured to non-moveable object) - thats the only condition...
Peter Chapman   on Jan 17, 2017
replied to looking for trip inspiration
 
thanks for the replies. Im looking to 'do' a trail centre for 4-5 days, then move on to another one. Ideally i would like to get some tutoring to improve my skills, then...
Peter Chapman   on Jan 17, 2017
replied to Tubeless
 
did you put any sealant fluid in the tyre? - if not then it will deflate very quickly .... you will probably need more than 50psi to seal it though
Peter Chapman   on Jan 16, 2017
commented on
 
now upgraded with 1x11 shimano xt DI2
Peter Chapman   on Jan 16, 2017
spec'd a bike: Specialized STUMPJUMPER COMP CARBON HT
 
Peter Chapman   on Jan 16, 2017
started a topic: looking for trip inspiration
 
Hi all, I'm new to this site. very keen mountain biker, and now that my kids are grown up, i want to do more travelling with my bike. Last year i did a...
 
West Drayton Mountain Bike Club
Peter Chapman   on Jan 14, 2017
rode 7.8 miles at Coed Llandegla
 

Morning Ride via Strava
Peter Chapman   on Jan 1, 2017
rode 7.3 miles at Coed Llandegla
 

New year @ llandegla via Strava
Peter Chapman   on Dec 28, 2016
rode 12.5 miles at Swinley Forest
 

first go around swinley via Strava
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