Great TFIT last night at the cold and frosty but DRY Punchbowl. The trails have definitely benefited from the lack of rain over the last week or so – long may it continue. The dry trails also contributed to the rash of PB’s that were attained, especially Matt W who caned it down “Oompa Loompa” and got a PB on “Marbles”, a third on “Punchbowl East Ridge Descent”  and a 2nd on “Highfield Lane BOAT”! The only downside being his enthusiasms bust a bearing on his Bandit – if only he was building up another bike….

Anyway, two other notable events from last night – twas a birthday ride for Steve F and Tim W and James G has given up on his Poc full facer and acquired a Bell Super 2R MIPS (to the detriment of Evans who need to teach their staff a bit more about product variety methinks). I do love the Bell which was possibly my best purchase of last year. They are light, comfortable and provide excellent coverage of your melon, including temples and the back of the head.


However, Evans Cycles loss is James’ gain and that makes another Bell making it’s way to Morzine later this year.

It also marks James’ first (brief) product review:

The Bell Super 2R fits well and feels safe! … More importantly it has a cracking name which we all can benefit from and has a number of colour ways … Purple however is not one of them … Shame!

James, you are a walking Viz magazine…