The Art of Cleaning your Bike

The Art of Cleaning your Bike

There's nothing better than a fresh morning, a hot coffee, porridge made by Mrs Hamish Mcduggle herself and topped off with a freshly oiled and gleaming bike ready to sore through the trails majestically like a goat. But ahh thus in the real world life tends to be a little more bland... burnt toast, cold coffee and a bike looking like it's been cleaned by a blind zoo keeper. So this short blogs aims to help you clean your bike without eating into your time and your pocket, thus keeping that beautiful steed running like new! DIRT IS GOOOOOD...  Bike are supposed to be used so don’t run for the nearest Muckoff every time you get a smidgen of dirt on it. But then again if it’s dirty and it's noisy get it in the tub... HOSE AND BRUSHES I've had a lot of people say "ohhh don’t use high pressure hoses it will destroy the seals", well they are right if you stand...
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Monopatia (Μονοπατια)

Monopatia (Μονοπατια)

These ancient pathways zigzag all over the island and feature in each and every one of our intermediate and advanced MTB rides, we are continually discovering new ones and adding them to our routes. Long before tourism featured in Lefkada, mountain village life was thriving, the rich agricultural landscape of the mountains made it a much more appealing home for the majority of the population. That said, families would walk down the mountains on a daily basis during harvest time to the olive groves that form the backdrop against the now popular resort of Nidri. These monopatia are steeped in history and along the way you stumble across abandoned stone cottages where families would live all in one room and open their doors to distant relatives for days, weeks or months at a time. You can see first hand the diet these families lived on - fruit trees with figs, sharon fruit (persimmon) and loganberries, not to mention the terraced areas where...
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