Friday, 10 October 2008

Cycle Show 2008

Come along to stand E1F at the Cycle Show in Earls Court today, tomorrow or Sunday at meet Team MuleBar!
We have two new flavours to try and a funky new stand.

We'll be glad to see you and chat about any adventures you've had or to give us any feedback of our bars.


Red Bull Rampage - Utah

Is this the the pinnacle of freeride mountain biking?
We do a similar challenge up here on the downs; who can ride through the big puddle on the way home without dabbing a foot. What? I know there isn't a 60' canyon to clear but hey, who wants wet feet?!

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Neighbours' lunchtime olympics

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Cheddar 5 hour solo - 2nd, chomping Mulebars - Mule Scott's report - pic's to follow

"Either the organiser has sold his soul to the devil or his lucky flip flops are truely lucky. He had awesome weather for the Bristol Bikefest and he couldn't have wished for better weather for the weekend of the Cheddar Bike fest given the 'summer' we've had. The course was bone dry and the sun was shining both days.

Having to manage Mud Dock on the Saturday I raced the 5 hour solo event on the Sunday. the field across the various categories wasn't huge, but the atmosphere was. many of the local riders turned out to support this event.
The course was short yet sharp, mainly on singletrack. it was effectively a series of short climbs, some steep, to the top then a fast ST descent through the notorious witches wood, lethal in the wet, but oh so quick in these dry conditions. Total respect for those racing on SS. that was a hard course, most unsuited to the use of a single gear, yet they endured!

I started out as I meant to go on, at a steady pace, moving gradually up the leader board as the race went on, eventually settling into 2nd after a couple of hours. John, the eventual winner set a blistering pace on lap 1, recording a sub 16 minute lap. With only 2 races under the belt this year I settled into 17 minute laps. thankfully the really steep (unrideable for most) had been removed this year, yet it's replacement, although rideable, hurt the legs, sapping rider's strength each lap. At the 5 hour mark I had got in 17 laps equaling the number of laps completed by the teams, but John won the day with 18 laps. John does have 15 years on me, so I was pleaased with 2nd!

My only source of fuel was a MULE bar or 2 every hour, perfect to keep the legs going. "

I think he's a fan.....

Monday, 6 October 2008