After nearly freezing all the riders in the first episode we only felt it would be fair to start day two at Mojo HQ. The riders got chance to enjoy the fresh coffee and warmth for the morning whilst getting a hands on lesson involving some fork maintenance with Aimee Dix, fork technician at Mojo Suspension.
We were lucky enough to have none other than trials legend Martyn Ashton along for the day. Martyn is a real character with some serious bike skill as many of you have probably witnessed in his latest jaw dropping video ‘Road Bike Party‘; But this would be the first time in a long while that he has got to ride a conventional trail bike that had only recently been lent to him by the guys at Hope Technology. After watching him hop around and do things that most of us average riders could only dream of you would of thought he had been riding this bike all his life!
After the guys got an insight to what Mojo do on a daily basis their jumped on their bikes and literally rode out from the door of Mojo HQ. Aimee took the guys on her lunch time ride and put them through their paces.
This would be the first time the Trail Diary has had such a variation of different riders along for the trip. A world cup downhiller, a pro dirt jumper and a legendary trials rider all riding the same trail on similar bikes really enjoying the simpler side of riding.
After a bit of lunch we headed to a local spot that really showed the versatility between the rider’s skills, from Tracy’s unbelievable pace and flow to Blake’s fearless approach to boosting big doubles and then Martyn’s precise trials skills, riding skinny logs and bridges; And not to forget all this was being done on a standard trail bike with 5 – 6 inches of suspension!
As the day came to an end Blake was keen to trick a road gap he had spotted whilst riding to another section earlier in the day, it was strange seeing him X-UP over the road with his hydration pack on and mudguard in place. A perfect way to end the day!
Sean – Ambient Flow
Beatfux – Long Weekend
Dirty Porcelain – Blue Monday