Category: Mountain Bike

My old hardtail

I have an old hardtail that i bought in april, 2010. Its with 26 inch wheels and it has reach a point where i dont want to upgrade it anymore. Dont really feel that it would be worth it to buy parts for it.

I have been using it as a commute bike for the past year but annoying sounds are coming from the drive train making it impossible to ride like that anymore. I have tried fixing things with it but some parts are just getting really bad.

My idea is to use this as a bike for more crazy riding, where i dont really have to care what happens to the bike. I dont have to be careful with it even though i will try to do regular maintenance on it. It would be nice if it lasted a while longer giving me a bike for other types of riding.

I will take a test ride soon to see what can be done.


Three weeks

I have had three weeks of pretty good riding. Since the start april 2nd, i have had ten good rides. Thats more i got each month last summer and it feels really good. Another ride later today and more during the weekend. Feels like i am going to have more rides in april this year than i had for most of the summer last year.

Despite ten good rides, my body has not improved any yet which is a bit annoying. A slight change would have been enough but nothing yet. Hopefully i will feel some changes in the next few weeks. Would be nice to feel that i have more control over the bike than what i have. I will continue to ride as much as possible and try to challenge myself in different ways.

Have some ideas on things i want to do. More on those later.


My Scott Voltage

The key bike for me this year will be my dirt jump bike. It will be the one i think that will help me the most with the technical stuff and to improve my skills. I want to get more riding done with this bike and also my BMX bike. My Scott Voltage is in between my BMX and my MTB hardtail in size which i think will help me to deal with everything and then take it in both directions towards the smaller BMX bike and the bigger hardtail trail bike.

I do need to focus a lot on inmproving my core strength, strength in general, stamina and balance/movement. This usually requires a lot more training of the bike and i don’t enjoy doing those things. Its easier if its fun and i will focus a lot on being on the bike. And to improve skills such as jumping, dealing with drops, learning bunny hops, manuals, backwheel hops and other userful techniques.

I will try to find a good way to deal with all of it.

Anyway, i do think that my dirt jump bike will be the most important bike regarding improving my skills and learning new ones.