Last Wednesday might be one of your favorite days of the year if you live in the Northern hemisphere and enjoy riding bikes after work in warm weather. June 21st was the summer solstice, otherwise known as the longest day of the year, or the day that many mountain bikers choose for their biggest and most difficult rides. For some, it's the best day for the dumbest adventures, which brings us to today's episode that sees Matt Beer, Sarah Moore, Mike Kazimer, and I recount some of our favorite examples.
Did you get out for a summer solstice adventure?
THE PINKBIKE PODCAST // EPISODE 128 - SUMMER SOLSTICE ADVENTURES June 24th, 2022
Should we start a petition to make the summer solstice a holiday?
Featuring a rotating cast of the editorial team and other guests, the Pinkbike podcast is a weekly update on all the latest stories from around the world of mountain biking, as well as some frank discussion about tech, racing, and everything in between.
With the news of the RedbullTV departure and shift to Discovery, the future looks somewhat uncertain. The interview with Chris Ball recently really took a turn for the worse and only underlined how bleak the outlook is. Although it's still early days there are many questions that remain unanswered including:
- Are we having to pay a subscription?
- Will they be able to broadcast a race like Redbull?
- What of Rob and the rest of a really solid team?
- Could Redbull effectively create a breakaway league that mirrors the official one, dividing the sport in two like what's happening with golf (albeit without the big bucks)? They have the resources and financial power.
- How is Pinbike effected?
I'm sure there's a ton more. It would be great to get Chris Ball on as part of the episode to seek a little bit of clarity (if possible).
(Also with some of the most expensive and extensive path resurfacing and management in England and Wales due to volume of foot traffic)
Have you been down the Ryhd Ddu side yet?
A far more techy step up from the Rangers side!
12 hours of uplift and downhill