chrish danbarham's article
May 22, 2012 at 9:39May 22, 2012
Best Laid Plans: A Summer's Journey - Trailer
in 2009 I was airlifted to hospital with major head trauma, 50+ stitches needed in my face. Then I spent the last two years preparing for the Mega, only to crash within a couple of days arriving. 2010 was a fractured Scaphoid and Metatarsal, 2011 was a very smashed collar bone whilst racing the avalanche cup. This year, I'm not doing the mega and riding everywhere covered in pillows! haha
chrish RichardCunningham's article
Nov 2, 2011 at 3:31Nov 2, 2011
Tech Tuesday - Install and Adjust Pedal Cleats
Whilst this guide focusses on the cleat position relative to the ball of the foot for efficient pedalling, it doesnt touch on the benefits of moving the cleat back towards the instep, which gives greater control whilst riding technical stuff or descending. I did this recently after a coaching session with Neil Donoghue and it really improved my ability to get 'behind' the bike whilst descending or riding through rock gardens or multiple roots. It also helps when dropping your heel in cornering, allowing the COG to drop lower... It doesn't detract too much from pedalling efficiency either, but the increase in control is huge. Give it a try!