RIDE AROUND DOWNHAM MARKET AREA, NORFOLK UK

A short ride around the Downham area of Norfolk

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BLOGS FROM THE BIKE, BOB FENLANDER

Just another of my stupid self indulgent waffles that I did to pass the time on my bike

SHORT VID OF THE JOURNEY FROM UPWELL TO KNGS LYNN

STEVE, I’M NOT A DRUG ADDICT NO MORE

Spoof funny Bike blogs that I make while out on the bike. It passes the time and amuses me

How Front Suspension Works

EVER WONDERED WHAT GOES ON INSIDE THOSE DAMPERS ON YOUR MTB. This tells it all, great post

Adventures of a biker come bushcrafter.

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In every modern mountain bike fork, there are 3 key areas which make everything work. Damping, which covers both compression and rebound, and the spring, be it air or coil. This is a quick, basic insight into how the damping works on a couple of popular brands.

Damping is the means to reduce the size of oscillations in the fork when they hit a bump. Without it, the fork will act like a pogo stick and just continue to extend and compress after a bump. By using oil and slowing it as the fork compresses and rebounds, we can control the rate at which the fork absorbs the bump and returns to its original, static state.

Two different systems are used in both compression and rebound to control the oil flow-Shim stacks and adjustable sized holes or slits, generally referred to as port orifices or needle valves.

This article will…

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CYCLING INTERACTION WITH WILDLIFE, or “what have you hit or has hit you?

So this guy has been wiped out by an antelope. What wild life have you “interacted with when riding, pics and vids would be good.

Unknown Cycling Hazards

Nice blog about the hazards of cycling

tree huggin' biker

We all know when we swing our leg over that top tube and head down the road that there is a certain risk we are taking.

We wear a brain bucket to protect our head.
We wear a Road ID, just in case something bad does happen.
We have reflectors on our bike so we can be seen.
We even wear glasses to protect our eyes from debris.

We take precautions to make sure we are safe, but there will always remain a certain amount of risk when road riding.

While all of this is true, this is not what I’m talking about. What I’m talking about is the more obscure. For example, earlier this week I did a quick 18 miles after work and while cooling down, just hitting the top of me street, this GIANT bug, comes out of nowhere and flies right into the side of my…

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