Here's a cool little game a mate of mine just emailed to me.
"Anyone ever have that thing where you're just sitting doing work, or washing up, or whatever... and a random ride from the past pops into your mind?"
Here's what Cy put when he emailed this to the newsletter list earlier:
This one night at Thieves Wood about 10 years ago when me, Paul and Ian just rode around at what felt like light speed about 6 inches off eachothers' wheel, completely in tune with what all the others were doing. Magical.
Surfing the snow down Spooky Woods with Kelvin and Olly at Singletrack Awards 05 when no one else would come out riding. Had to stop at one point because I was laughing so much.
The first time I properly nailed one of the tricky trails near my house. It clicked and I got flowing down it and I finally knew I was home.
What's yours? Have fun with it.
Cotic Ride jerseys are back in stock, and this time we've added both a green option, and some XL, for those that have berated us for not doing large enough ones before!
More demo news, as we try to reassemble our plans for the summer...
As we said earlier in the week, Sam's done himself a mischief, so many of the Open Demos in the near future have had to be postponed. Also, unless you hear otherwise via email, Exclusive Rides over the next few weeks will also have to rearranged for later in the year. This month was going to be busy anyway, and with Sam spannering himself we don't have the people to cover all the demos we had planned.
However, after all the effort we went to get it sorted, we are definitely still doing Surrey Hills this Sunday. Cy will be down at Holmbury St Mary Village Hall on Sunday 10 until 5 to make it happen. He'll have a van full of Rockets, Souls and Solaris bikes to try.
Now, in addition, Paul will be stepping in to make the Dalby Forest Open Demo a reality on 3rd July.
Once Sam is back to work (but not back on the road) will make more plans, and let you know what the score is for other demos that were planned for the end of the summer.
Our neatly laid out plan for demos has just been thrown up into the air... where will all the pieces land...?
With our recent public and private demos around the country being so well received, we should have guessed that a spanner would be thrown in the works. It has come in the form of Sam having a little mishap on the jumps at Bolehills... the result... a broken arm. We don't know the full score yet, but needless to say, some upcoming demos will need to be postponed.
As it's taken so much juggling to get our Surrey Hills demo sorted... Cy will personally be attending this one to make it happen!
Unfortunately, with Sam recovering, and everyone else already booked up doing other things (we're a tiny little band of people don't forget) we will have to postpone the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Dales Bike Centre & Penmachno public demos. Some private demos will also need to be postponed, we'll contact people once we've spoken to Sam, and discussed between ourselves what we can and can't do. Sorry in advance to anyone we're letting down, we're gutted as well. As for future public demos this summer... we don't know yet... once we have a plan we'll let you know.
Woop woop! Another race another podium. Whilst Peaty was making history up at Fort William our boys were racing a gnarfest at PMBA Northern Champs at Grizedale. Swinny taking second by 0.2 seconds. So close! That's supported rider Nial Oxley in 5th and Chaymoose brought it home 9th after a broken chainguide hampered progress. Tidy work chaps, and thanks for making it 3 Rockets in the top 10.
BFe26 stock is arriving on Monday, and we'll aim to get as many of the pre-ordered frames as possible out later in the week. Talking of pre-orders... they've gone so well that those of you deliberating about getting our updated 26" hardtail should get on it!
A couple of our long time customers, Tony and Pierre, took their Life Bikes for a long sunny spin. A lovely little adventure and some great pics to boot. Time for a coffee? Rear all about it here:
We love hearing about your adventures aboard your Cotic. If you have some good words and nice pics, let us know and we'll share.
Some great pics by Saskia Dugon on the Pinkbike Tweedlove write up, including a few good ones of our intrepid heros attempting to conquer the course.