New funding has just been awarded under “the pot of gold” scheme to rebuild the track at Adur Recreation ground.
Draft plans have been considered but the design for the multiple use of the site to allow kids and older to make the best of the area and the funding (£8000)
If you are interested in helping with design, can offer technical knowledge or some media assistance then the link is below.
Art for Art’s sake and money for God’s sake goes the tune but this art is free. John rides Tuesday and Thursday and finds time to be creative in between cleaning the mud from the bike.
He has an exhibition on at Ropetackle in Shoreham (ropetacklecentre.com) until June. His website is john-north.com.
I chose this painting as it is titled the Art of Falling which is a subject well known to all of us. I have only reached craft level of falling which is roughly GCSE but with extra practice during summer I expect to improve towards journeyman. This is falling and jumping back on quickly and hoping nobody notices.
Obviously if John falls now we expect full on grace and elegance and he is not allowed to fall on his own as we need to be nearby to appreciate the art.
There are lots of other paintings on the website including more that are bike related but may be quite difficult to spot.
Amazingly we have a rider with talent…
Each week the regular Tuesday riders receive a prompt to come and ride. These can vary from begging letter to wild promises of new snow, no snow, dry trails, freedom of rain guarantee or even a song like this.
I posted the real lyrics below to help you sing along.
He sang the song to his wife.
She took away his beer.
So if you want to come along and sing tonight be there at 7pm
There’s a reason for the sunshine sky’s
There’s a reason why I’m feeling so high
Must be the season when the trails are dry all around us
So let that feeling grab you deep inside
And send you racing where your fear can’t hide
And then go riding through the moonlit night like no other
Just let your ride flow like a mountain stream
And let your fun grow with the smallest of things
And let the brakes go and you’ll know what I mean it’s the season
Let the bike fly like a bird on a wing
And let it take you past dangerous things
And let your heart sing and you’ll know what I mean that’s the reason.
You are welcome to join any of our rides but please read details of the pace and duration of the ride.
For night rides you need off-road lights even now as it is darker in the trees and when everyone else turns on their lights it makes it difficult to ride in the group without lights.
You must wear a helmet.
Somebody falls off on every ride. It may be on a fast trail, over an obstacle, hitting a hidden stump or even over a rock at the car park. Some of us have even fallen over when stationary with one foot on the ground (me). Most of the time the only damage is mud on your clothes.
Sometimes you bump your head. That is why you wear a helmet. Please always wear a helmet when you ride.
For our rides you must wear a helmet.
John has made a rod for his own back and started the twitter account.
We will use this for rides and late changes if it proves helpful. Rides will still be emailed, on the website and the forum. Obviously you need a twitter account to tweet and my phone may be unsuitable.
You can ride a bike fast, chase people up hills so by default you are healthy – maybe carrying a few extra pounds but you can ride so you must be in better shape than your average Jo.
Not necessarily – If your diet has a lot of the ‘bad’ stuff and not so much of the good, your insides might not be in as good a shape as you think. Continue reading
Looking at the current STW thread on Jones, now topping 130 posts is easy to forget one thing, the Jones is a just a bike, nothing more, nothing less, it’s not a magic bullet, it’s not a cure for cancer or create world peace.
Ok now we’ve got that sorted, here goes……… Continue reading