Ben Swales

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Ben Swales last won the day on March 27 2015

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  1. I have a copy gathering dust on a shelf that I'd be happy to send your way if you PM me your address.
  2. Same deal as Ard Rock, I think - it's the same organisers.
  3. Is anyone doing Ard Moors this weekend? I'll be there with a few pals - silver Airdrop bike, white & grey Fox full face lid - be cool to say hi if anyone's there.
  4. @Davetrials How did you get on?
  5. I've not signed up to Ard Rock, but am doing the Ard Moors a couple of weeks later. Really looking forward to it! A few friends did the shorter Ard Moors last year and loved it. They said it wasn't too hard on the legs and were raving about all the stages they rode. Their tips: take more water than you think you need, take it steady on the liaisons and get plenty of base miles on the bike before you go. Have fun - let us know how it goes!
  6. I quite want to know who you watched it with now... Also, guys, it turns out we’re all really bad at riding bikes... I realise this loses its impact a little when I can’t temember how to embed a video...
  7. Awesome - that's summer holidays for me, so plenty of time for fun stuff!
  8. Definitely! Yep, still in Sheffield - drop me a line next time you’re back over.
  9. I flipping love this bike. Airdrop Edit V2 Pro with a few tweaks to the original spec (rims, tyres, pedals, chain guide).
  10. That was fun. Reminded me how much of a flipping tune Rasputin is as well. Good vibes.
  11. Just realised I'm waaaaay late with those recommendations. Sorry!
  12. Balls, I totally forgot about this. Dave has covered much of what is have out in my list anyway so not so bad. If you do go to the Padley Gorge/Hathersage area, I recommend The Chequers on Froggatt Edge/A625. The Bull's Head in Castleton is good after a Man Tor walk as well. Make sure you check out the old A625 on Man Tor as well - it's an old road that has been broken by successive landslides. Great for photos and MTB/trials.
  13. When are you going, Mike? I'll put together a list of decent Peaks pubs, places and walks at some point soon, but not got time at the moment. Dan's right though - it's ace!
  14. Yeah, we're getting some of that in our news. Such a short-sighted approach by the Spanish government. Regardless of your viewpoint on Catalonian independence, closing polling stations and beating voters/protesters is completely the wrong way of going about it. If they said, as I think they'd said they were going to, that the referendum was illegal and that they didn't recognise the result, they'd have achieved the same result in a much more peaceful manner, possibly opening the way to political discourse and negotiation. Instead, they've done it this way which is only going to entrench the anti-Spanish feeling in the region and, at worst, push the Catalan people down a similar road to Ireland and the Basque Country. Such a shame.
  15. Since I've just washed it, I thought I'd stick a picture of the Yeti in here. It's a few years old, but so much fun to ride.