Jamie Edwards

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Commencal Absolut SX – Exclusive Wideopen sneak peak…

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Wow - 2 new Commencal bikes in 1 day. Introducing the 2010 Commencal Absolut SX - a 140mm full susser aimed squarely at blasting trails, drops and jumps. It could well be a great bike for ragging around UK trails and sounds fun fun fun.

Fancy a sneak look at Commencal's plans for 2010? Read on...

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Propain Rage – Team riders, arrival dates and prices

picture-38Propain bikes are brand new to the UK and have already been getting some serious attention on the forums. We were lucky enough to get the world exclusive first test of their flagship DH bike for WO issue 9 and after a rave review we'll be keeping a pretty close eye on them from now on.

Propain's UK front man Wayne just dropped me a quick line with some follow up info on when the bikes will be available and some prices.

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Commencal Babylon – something completely different

commencal_babylon-thumbCommencal always seem to be trying something a bit different and true to form they've gone and brought out their first 'Urban' bike. Nope - not a street bike or a BMX. An actual street bike. For riding to work, cruising down the pub or thrashing around the estate. Looking for something to beat the fixie tw-ts and tart up your ride to work? Read on......

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Kielder Avalance Enduro

thumbdavid20vazquez20lopezThis weekend was saw the Avalanche Enduro head for Kielder Forest with Tracy Moseley, David Vazquez Lopez and Danny Hart all taking medals.

I had 2 seperate emails by lunch time today singing the praises of this event - let's hope we see a few more of 'em.

Read on for a web-repo and some snaps from WO contributor Oliver Coats.

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Moelfre Uplift Weekends

moelfre-thumb Mike over at Borderline Events just got on the blower with some info on the latest uplift dates at Moelfre. Judging by the repos of his Easter race they're guaranteed to be good. Read on and get signed up.......
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Photogravity aftermath

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KeithValentine's Photogravity event went down a storm last weekend at Innerleither, raising over £300 quid for the Ben Ineson and Tom Rogers Memorial Fund.

They got 12 photographers, 60 riders and hundreds of great images out of the day.... It was even sunny.

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Welcome to Wideopen V.3

mouse-thumbGreetings all and a big, fat, wideopen welcome to our new website! We're 9 issues old today... With a new mag on the virtual newstands and a fresh race season ahead there's no better time to launch Version 3 of wideopenmountainbike.com....
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Day 6 from Spain

thumb-cock-1-of-1Well today was our last day in Spain and didn't we make the most of it! I really don't have anything funny to say - it was just mint. We started by getting up at 11 even though we agreed to get up at 8. Then we went to pick up Scouser John from the local Cafe and ate bacon and egg butties and soon enough we were "on the road again" out towards the first track we went to: "Fonz's track" to do some filming. After 20 minutes of mangina, pubic hair and Rob getting his giblet out yet again and chasing after his brother when we were supposed to be getting some interviews done we finally got a bit of riding footage done....
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Day 57 from “Track of Death” (Spain)

thumb-5871Bitches. Today was what most people would call the low point of their holiday. For some, it's breaking their leg whilst sunbathing, for others it's the day of rain on an otherwise sunny week and for the really unlucky ones who have a totally shit holiday it's the point where they pass out after too much absinth and wake up with a gnarly black cock up their bum. Today was our black cock in the bum day.

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Espanola – Day Quattro (4)

thumb-cock-1-of-1Hello my pretties. Today we finally did what we came over here originally to do which is bang out some photos and videos of naked men on bikes. That's right, you did read that correctly; just check out this photo of Rob Deacon riding on location in Malaga:...
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Day 3 update from Espanol

thumb-5871Well Milky has gone to bed after being up all night showing the Spanish ladies a thing or two, disappearing from the face of the Earth to get a pizza (although I wasn't aware of any pizza establishments that were open at 6am this morning) and so I thought I'd update you on what has been "going down" today in DHSpain HQ in Malaga....
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The Spanish Adventure… Part 2

3392667961_f54db5b8e2 Woke up to another stunning sunny day after a good night out on the town till 3am. Come about half 1 a storm rolled in and then cleared a bit so we spent the afternoon/evening riding the Sram test track in the drizzle....
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The Spanish Adventure… Part 1

3390795420_1474ab1a44Milki and Mono are out in sunny Spain with DHspain.com. They're railing dusty trails, snapping photos and shooting a tonne of video. They're under strict orders to document the whole shebang on the website and to put together a banger of a repo for Wideopen#10. Here's update #1 of the Spanish Adventure......

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Rich Thomas takes Student Champs Win

bucs-thumbBit of a mental weekend at the UK Bikepark this weekend with Rich Thomas coming away with the win (1:23:70) from Jack Reading in second (1:24:76) and Will Soffe in third (1:26:46). Last year's winner Chris Hutchens struggled with mechanical all weekend, hurt his thumb in bulldog on Saturday night and came 5th....

Jamie Edwards

Jamie is Wideopenmag's Editor, Team Manager and man-at-the-helm of the good ship Wideopen. Find him in the Nova Scotia pub in Bristol after a ride in Leigh Woods or in WO's big green pits at the British Downhill Series. Twitter @jamie_wideopen