This weekend will see the first part of the Trackloscotia race series. A 2 event series taking place around Edinburgh. You should follow the link and go get ready to pedal like an idiot.
One of my most successful posts has been about discussing frames for tracklocross and I was raking about for other examples the other day. I came across the Elops 500 from Decathlon, a complete single speed for £250/€230. A bike that could get you started for less than half the price of any of the frames on my list.Continue reading “Decathlon Elops 500- A Super Cheap Tracklocross Bike?”
In my “Who Are We” section and the various rules pages, I mention that Fiefdom is part of a community interest company, and I thought I should maybe explain what we do.Continue reading “Teaching the Youth Tracklocross”
I went off on a bit of an adventure around the Three Lochs Way on the Squid/BLB SO-EZ at the weekend. Being an idiot, I managed to forget my camera and Go-Pro and also to charge my phone. Documentation was therefore a bit of an issue. I guess it is true what they say about preparation.Continue reading “Scottish Tracklocross Adventures”
The first part of the guide to frames for tracklocross has proven to be a bit of a hit, and I’ve also had people send me other options and frames to look at and see what I think. Now, I’ve started to compile a second guide so that we don’t end up with a massive mess of a post.Continue reading “Track Frames With Clearance for Tracklocross – Part 2”
People often ask me if their bike can work as a commuter? Which got me thinking about using a tracklocross bike as a commuter. The simple answer is that a tracklocross bike will make an excellent commuter, especially when the weather is less than perfect.Continue reading “Can a Tracklocross Bike Be a Great Commuter?”
Sometimes, I like to coast on a bike. I’m not sure why, but sometimes it can also be fun. Sliding around, foot down style, it can almost be as great as riding fixed gear. So, I sometimes pull a bike that isn’t one of my tracklocross bikes out for a ride in the woods. Today I fancied a new bike, so I built up a Surly Lowside, okay I started doing this last week, but today I finished.Continue reading “Surly Lowside”
Skids are not only for kids. They are for everyone. There is nothing quite like the feeling of pulling long-ass skids on a bike. Tracklocross makes skids feel even better. You can ride through town on your fixed gear and pull skids all day on roads, but as soon as you are out in the wild and hammering through skids in the dirt, especially if it’s dry and dusty, and life just gets even better.Continue reading “Tracklocross and Fixed Gear Skids”
Do you care, do I even care? Possibly, not the best introduction to a blog post yet, but I’m doing my best. The blog, though, has been ticking over nicely. I guess people want to know about tracklocross? The good news is I still do as well, and I also need to post about my Squid/BLB SO-EZ build. It is a proper spare parts build.
Rather than jumping back into writing loads, I thought I’d post a few recent tracklocross videos that I’ve seen on YouTube.Continue reading “Where Have I Been?”
Cycling is often used to help us fix our health issues, both physical and mental. It is an excellent tool for this and many of the other ails of society. Cycling is then used to help fight against depression and anxiety, which I’m sure we can all agree is a great idea. I’m going to go a step further and claim fixed gear, and tracklocross, in particular, is one of the best forms of cycling for this.Continue reading “Tracklocross Is Mindfulness”