Saturday, 27 December 2008

Have you got the bottle?

Christmas Day on Tibidabo...




Boxing Day bikes take in some local vino..
The lump behind Barcelona, Tibidabo is covered with rocky singletrack downhill shutes and only a 20 minute ride from the sea and the best bars and tapas in the world?

Monday, 22 December 2008

Muddy Wiltshire....

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Challenger World Team Challenge - Airbus 1 kicks ass again... 5th consecutive number 1!

Massive well done boys - Long term Mule Bar fan, John "Shaggy" Ross (www.dazeoftundra.com), and Airbus 1 are the World Champions again, their 5th straight World Title in this super competitive event - For the final stage report see http://www.challengerworldresults.com/commentary.php?read=216 - more soon, direct from the winners...

Monday, 15 December 2008

Congrats to Chris Hoy...

....on becoming Sports Personality of the Year 2008 - what a great year for British Cycling.... let's keep up to momentum until 2012 !

The Rickshaw Run

The Rickshaw Run from The Adventurists: With no preparation and less luggage one flies to the Indian Subcontinent and does one's damndest to force 150cc of Indian engineering over thousands of miles of questionable terrain in around two weeks.... sound fun? Well it will be a lot easier with one of these new packs of MuleBar in your hand....

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Mules on the Blanc








Rich (Burro), an original kicking Mule from the Andes adventure and Kent, an Alpine climbing and marathon running mule( and organiser of the http://www.chalkevalleychallenge.co.uk/ ) summiting on the Cosmique arret and the Blanc earlier this Autumn.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Sahara Race 2008

Mule, Stuart Lotherington, took part in the ultra-tough Sahara Race 2008 in October. 4 marathons in 4 days.... read more...


"Well the race is a smaller field (165) than the Marathon Des Sable (600+) but over the same region and similar distance.
It was a truly amazing experience made all the more humbling racing with 25 other nationalities from ages of 17 to 73 including a Korean competitor who was blind!
It was an amazing way to see the landscape and despite the heat the constant breeze on most days kept the sweat down and made it bearable.
Running the 4 marathons in 4 days was ok and blister damage was kept to a minimum as a result of using specific desert running shoes. The real challenge was the 100km day on day 5! Then again running through the dessert night with a sky lit up with stars was truly amazing.
I have to say the organisation and support was fantastic and the final day running past the pyramids to pick up the biggest medal I have ever seen finished the trip wonderfully. I ran as part of a team and we came second team overall!"

Fantastic result guys. Absolutley amazing.

Rocky road on route to Bristol International...


.... somewhere near Cheddar Gorge.

and an unidentified leg, somewhere in Wiltshire.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Challenger World

This week three teams of Airbus staff are winging their way to Cyprus in an attempt to defend their title as winners of the Challenger World Competition (http://www.challengerworld.com/), an event often referred to as the "Corporate Olympics" due to it's demanding physical and mental nature. This year they are fuelling themselves on, you guessed it, Mule bars.
Teams from all around the world qualify for this event as a culmination of a years worth of gruelling heats, held as far apart as Singapore, New York and German. Two Airbus teams qualified through the Microsoft UK Challenge held in Stirling this June, while the remaining team gained entry by winning last years final in Nice. Over Friday and Saturday they are at the organisers whim, but expect to be cross-country running, mountain biking, canoeing and orienteering while having to solve tough puzzles at the same time!
Long term Mule Bar fan, John "Shaggy" Ross (www.dazeoftundra.com), an Engineer and member of the defending World Champion team said "Going for our 5th straight World Title in such a competitive event is a tremendous feat. This year is the first that we've had 3 teams from Airbus in the final, so we hope to surpass our previous high achievements- that's not easy as we were first and second last year! Obviously it's great to have you Mule's providing our bars. The only problem is having to hold off eating the bars until Friday: the Apple Strudel is a new favourite"
Results will be uploaded here as they happen:
http://www.challengerworldresults.com/results.php?viewevent=41&chall=World%20Team%20Challenge&year=2008

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

View from Snowdon

Monday, 1 December 2008

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Crib Goch in early Winter glory...


.... Chip and Biff doing the classic scramble up Crib Goch, Snowdon..... 10 inches of snow and no crampons or rope. This is by far the most scenic route up the mountain especially on such an amazing day. Views from the summit over to Anglesea.



When we were close to the summit we saw a couple of bikes that had been left by their owners so they could go up to the top. We spotted them quickly as they were the only ones daft enough to be up there in tights and trainers! After giving them some MuleBars and slapping them on the back and encouraging the ride hard, we went up to the windy summit and quickly made our way down the Miners Track.
Our two bikers, Claire 'Tea Cake' and Johnny 'Paclite' were having a hard time of it descending in the snow in trainers so Chip, without a word, just picked up Tea Cake's bike a carried on going down with Paclite following. Claire and I descended the rest arm-in-arm. A mini-epic.

The next day we walked up a different peak, after a small navigation error, almost 1000 vetical metres only to find the summit shrouded in mist, snow and high wind. Straight back down again, 1000 metres, to the car after the Tea Cake and Paclite episode which is better left unsaid.

Cheers Claire, Johnny and Chip. A great mini-trip!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Biffa on the Mountain


Crib Goch today with 10inches of snow, some narrow misses and more....

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Singing Minstrels....


Damo' the Mule illustrator on the Trumpet.....

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

More from Girona training camp - day 2




Climbing up - The top of Rocacobar and JUMP!- cruising back down.....

Sunday, 16 November 2008

EPIC TRAINING - GIRONA STYLE


Down the years there have been quite a few riders who have picked Girona as there base for pre-season training...who could that be now?





Following in those glorious footsteps, Damo, Steve & Jimmy - cranking out some long days in the saddle this weekend, from Girona to the coast and about...Sant Feriu.



Saturday, 15 November 2008

BMC UK Race Team in '09

MuleBar are proud to be co-sponsors for the new BMC Race Team in 2009.

Follow the link to Bike Radar to read the full report.

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/bmc-to-sponsor-uk-racing-team-in-2009-19286

Thursday, 13 November 2008

New flavour from the Stable


Introducing Liquorice Allsport - straight from the MuleBar kitchens!


This is THE energy bar. A lot of feedback from triathletes, cyclists and other long distance people has been that it would be great to have something which isn't another fruit energy bar. Liquorice is exceptionally good for the digestive system apart from also being a great healer. It's Soil Association certified organic and delivers a kicking 270 calories with 1128kj of energy.

Follow this link to buy direct from the website. ALLSPORT.

tunesforadventure.com is coming......





Dear Mules,

Here’s a little sample tune pack I put together to help you get through the rigorous training required for the 8 day, 1200 rider, 743km, 16650m climb that is the Cape Epic, 21 – 28 March 2009.
Congratulations on being the official energy bar sponsor. Throw some shapes whilst you’re out there. Personally I’m already a Liquorice Allsports addict and I haven’t been on a bike since I was 15. Volume 2 out shortly.
Keep the faith and shake that tail feather.

Zippy B Back
QNI Productions
The Complex
Standlynch
England.



TIME FOR SNOW KITE


Saturday, 8 November 2008

Mulebar 'Strudel' Team











Nick, Nick, James and Ben came for a hack around Mule HQ in Wiltshire munching a few 'Mulebar Strudels'. Check out the crossers (I want one) Nick S 'fluked it' up the 1 in 1 the furthest...Watch out for them racing in the new Strudel colours in 2009- Races and events coming soon - Damo, Steve and Jimmy tried to keep up.....