Thursday, 26 June 2008

The Commute Part 2

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

James - Ice Hockey Mule

James West, our ice hockey Mule, came by HQ this afternoon to show off his new graphite shaft. Thanks James.
He also shared a video on youtube of some of the hits he and his team mates share in a regular game. Nasty. Full respect.
Will let you know when the protein bars are done Jim.

Mountain Mayhem - Army Cycling Union

The Army Cycling Union entered two male teams, a mixed team and one solo rider into Mountain Mayhem 2008. The results achieved are below:

ACU A – 16th out of 248 (Mens Open)
ACU B – 57th out of 248 (Mens Open)
ACU Mixed – 9th out of 148
Solo – 29th out of 122

Many thanks to MuleBar who fuelled all of the Army teams through this epic 24hour mountain bike event.

The course was superb with some technical sections and a couple of gruelling climbs at the outset. The event noticeably changed after darkness fell and the rain started. This transformed the course from a rideable, enjoyable course with some good, technical singletrack into a muddy disaster zone reminiscent of WW1 trench warfare!
As the sun came up, the windspeed also rose, causing havoc with the tented village but with the benefit of drying out the course and allowing some quick and enjoyable laps once again towards the end of the 24 hours.

The Army Cycling Union had a prime spot, right on the edge of the course, towards the start of the lap. This enabled us to support, heckle and generally enjoy the event in the knowledge that all the competitors would be coming past our camp regularly.
Sadly the A team just lost out to the RAF in the Services Cup but the Mixed and B team managed to beat the other 3 RAF teams proving that the Army team have real depth to the squad.

Particular mention must go to Maz who managed 13 laps solo (mental) and Matt who had done very little mountain biking previously and had certainly never raced but stepped into the B team at the last moment due to a last minute drop-out.

Many thanks to Mule Bar, see you at “Are You Tough Enough” this weekend and looking forward (?) to the TransWales in August!

The Commute

Ski and Ski's commute, Wednesday 25th June, can you see the track?!?!

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Hexham Regatta

Saturday 7th June saw rowers competing in the Hexham Regatta. Perfect weather meant there was a race every two minutes between 8.30am and 7.30pm.
Mulebar was there selling bars to all the rowers and their families with some rave reviews.

Photos courtesy of Gillian Orrell.

Mule Bar's top MBUK review...

Great to see the guys at Bikeradar/MBUK are enjoying our bars. Read the review here

Monday, 23 June 2008

Marcel Zamorro wins Nice Ironman....again!

Marcel has won his 3rd consecutive Nice Ironman.
Congratulations Marcel, from all of us at Mule Bar.
8.34 and 37 seconds. Incredible.

Be sure to cut your fingernails