2007: the inaugural ride

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Happy New Year!

Cara and I celebrated New Year’s eve in the luxury of the dripping van, in an empty, windswept car park tucked in a cleft in the Brecon Beacons. Yup, we sure know how to ring in 2007 in style (-:

But we were lucky enough to have some rather lovely bikes with us, as we were out testing for an upcoming Cycling Plus expedition bike review. We’d worked out a nice *shake-down* test loop, with a blend of forest tracks, an old roman road, potholed backroads, smooth tarmac and some stone-strewn trails. Throw in hail, snow, wind and rain, and you’ve got yourself perfect adventure touring conditions!

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Following the Taff Trail. After the hail, came the driving rain. After the driving rain, came the snow…

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1 Response to “2007: the inaugural ride”


  1. 1 Simon January 7, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Just back from France and found a deluge of correspondence from OTB…glad to see that the alumni network is coming together. Count us in for Mach…in some capacity at least.

    Nice shots of the Brecons…is that a Mather I spy? Very grand!


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