Friday, 19 September 2008

Gorrick 12:12

Stop press, Jules (a Mule) as part of a mixed team came a fantastic second in a recent race...
See here for photos of our Mule and a race report.

Volta a la Cerdanya

Team MuleBar are taking part in a MuleBar sponsored event in the Pyrenees, the Volta a la Cerdanya. We competed in this event back in 2001 winning the coveted "Fastest International Team" so best of luck to Jimmy, Damian and Gonzy.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Nice innovation

"There's no doubt bicycles are going through a renaissance of sorts, as the dual pressures of gas prices and environmental concerns spur consumers to look for transportation alternatives. Makes perfect sense, then, to see a similar upward trend in bicycle-related paraphernalia and equipment.
One bike innovation out of the Netherlands recently caught the attention of one of our spotters: a combination bike stand and tire pump. Designed by Studio HiMom, the Heklucht pump was originally developed for an art project in Ypenburg, a newly built Dutch neighbourhood. With the goal of stimulating neighbourhood interaction, eight of the stainless-steel units—available in multiple colours—were placed in front of eight Ypenburg houses. The Heklucht won a Dutch Design Award back in 2006 in the category of public space products, and has since been installed also in Gent, Vienna and Leeds, Studio HiMom says.

Indeed, making life easier for bicyclists is a goal with increasing appeal around the globe, particularly when the solution blends strong functionality and attractive design. One to bring to the bike-friendly neighbourhoods near you....?"

Monday, 15 September 2008

Arch to Arc

Tom Beaver completed the ultra-tough Arch to Arc event last Wednesday in the 2nd fasted time ever. Please click here to read a report of this fantastic challenge.

"The event was not made easy for me in any of the sections on the run I had torrential rain, the swim took 21 hours due to force 6 winds and on the bike I had a 12 mile extra detour and strong head winds. However, I would not have had it any other way." Wow. Sterling stuff Tom.
Enjoy resting up - we'll be proud to sponsor you again.

Mule's White Charge Duster nicked...

Two minutes getting a six pack from Threshers in Wilton, near Salisbury, cost me my new Duster, spec'd with Reeba World Cup, Juicy Ultimate... . my Lupine light, helmet and shopping! I knew it was fast.... Sympathetic thieves or lucky finders please contact me for suitably large reward - Jimmy 07971 546424