Our season so far


Well, me and Ems have been here for a month now, and with 10 days snowboarding under our belts, we are feeling pretty good. Chalet hosting is hard work as we expected but it returns so much reward when you get nice guests, our first week was a snowboarding camp where we hosted 10 guys… Read more »

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Getting here by car


After watching the Age of Stupid (a film about climate change etc) Ems and me decided to try and do our little bit for this planet, by driving over to our snowy destination. Firstly let me say that if you drive over by yourself, it does not actually work out better, as the emissions etc… Read more »

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Chalet Hosting in Morzine


Well, it has been 23 days since we set off and so far we have been out on the board 7 time…not bad going I don’t think! We have been dropped in at the deep end hosting for 10 people, with 14 for food on an evening, so it has been hard work but the… Read more »

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3rd day on the hill


Technically our 3rd day on the hill, but only the second while the lifts have been running. We decided to go back up…just because we could, and it was worth it. We hit a load more off piste today and it was well amusing! My body is still suffering and it didn’t like the extra… Read more »

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Avoriaz opens it’s lifts!


After 10 days of being here, we finally got to go out and hit the piste! It cost us 15 euros each though as the season doesn’t officially start till next weekend and only a select few lifts were open. We were happy enough to just get our riding legs back on the blues and… Read more »

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Stainburn with sunburn


After a night at the wakeboarding campsite, we put Ricks bike together and headed up to Stainburn. A mountain bike trail found near Harrogate with a red and a black loop. The only issue I have with Stainburn is that the loops are very short in comparrison to a lot of trail, but they are… Read more »

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Wakeboarding at Sheffield Cable Water Ski


In the spirit of trying something new, we decided to try and organise a wakeboarding trip. We had been told it was much like snowboarding therefore I think it was inevitable that we would love it. Unfortunately due to the lack of money and the fact that trying this sport wasn’t cheap we only had… Read more »

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Dalbeattie, Full Sus, Wide Bars


Dalbeattie red route was never one of my favourite stanes, just because there was no real, mind blowing descents. However this trip has changed my mind slightly, thanks to Mad Mike and Grave Danger, two names that I probably shouldn’t have tried to keep up with! My lovely Marzocchi 55 ATA (2008)s were still back… Read more »

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Harrogate Climbing Centre (HCC)


For those that end up reading this blog and do not know my whole back story, here it is in a nutshell* : Whilst at Uni in Carlisle I used to go down to the Sands Centre climbing wall, wearing skate shoes, I sucked at it, I gave up. That is my climbing history. This… Read more »

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Cwmcarn Day 03 (Wet Welsh Weekend)


A good nights sleep and some bacon, some lovely sunshine and the welsh hills… a bit of a better start than the day before! Packing up the tent, getting 10 bikes out of 2 cars, repacking the cars with everything else and then heading down to the start of the Twrch Trail, all done quickly… Read more »

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Cwmcarn Day 02 (south wales)


10 in the tent and the little one said…”are you awake?” Well, it wasn’t quite a water bed we were on but the ground definitely squelched under our floor/bed! I didn’t get much sleep and neither did a couple of others, thanks to the snorers, rain, wind, waterfalls near by and the rivers forming through… Read more »

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Cwmcarn Day 01 (welsh trails)


For some strange reason, these last few months have made me start to question my commitment to mountain biking, snowboarding, jackrabbitt, etc. I just seem to have lost the passion that I once had for the sport and surrounding culture, no apparent reason, other than maybe feeling slightly left behind after the whole collar bone… Read more »

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Innerleithen XC red


Sunday as a day of rest never really made sense to me, I always saw it as a day for ourselves, so rest if you want to rest, ride if you want to ride and eat if you want to eat. I wanted to ride! Having missed out on every other opportunity to ride the… Read more »

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Road up, rocky down


Went out for a nice wee ride on Saturday with @bungalistic and @ian cawthorne. Decided to keep it short…only 12 miles…at a trail centre this would have been easy, but the climb up to watendlath was torture on my new 2.4 tyres. The descent down from the top was worth it though. Big rocks, drops… Read more »

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Broken much?


On the 19th of july, tony, stu, brett and dan were shredding up the…shredder…pushing their limits, but the day went from Ae to A+E as somewhere, I (dan) decided to do something that noone wil ever know… Stu found me laid out on the floor, with my bike further down the track than me. With… Read more »

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Ride Order Philosphy


“Eamonn was all set to drop when Tbone decided to snake him with a laugh and shred in. The rest of us just sort of looked at each other, chuckled and let him go. Trevor messed with the system – the unspoken system”…………….. Read Full Article Here Nice wee article on ride etiquette and rider… Read more »

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Coast to Coast


In true JackRabbitt style, 12 crazy folk are about to embark on a 140 mile bike ride September 5th-7th (obviously Sunday rides didn’t quite suffice) Lucas Albro, Mark Dale, Ems Featherstone, Joe Graham, Richard Grave, Chris Izon, Dan Jesse, Tom Napper, David Proudfoot, Mike Saunders, Stu Sirey and Alice Woolmer-Tyler will take on the 3… Read more »

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Another coast to coast training ride


Yet again hear we are stood with our bike’s out side the turf waiting to get started on our way. It was decided we would re ride a previous route out to burgh marsh. Setting of from the turf we went in the direction of Newtown road, once we were about half way allong we… Read more »

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Single Speed Success


Conversion to single speed went smooth as……. and completed the first easy simple short ride last Sunday at Newcastleton with it all rigged up. Cheers to the chaps who helped me fit it all on Saturday night. Runs all lovely and while hills can be a bit of a pain it feels great on downhills… Read more »

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coast to coast training ride part 4


Jackrabbitt coast to coast training ride part 4 Our forth Thursday night training ride came around as quick as usual with another 7:30 start at the turf this time extra motivation was needed due to the torrential rain. So as we sheltered under a tree in the sands car park the route we were going… Read more »

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Joe’s Blog


iya! well since Mr Jesse managed to loose my old blog in ‘the great Jackrabbitt revamp’ i have decided to spew out this new improved piece with added spangly bits, bling, blue anodising and general rubbish that i find ont tinterweb. First up the music currently on itunes is ‘Little Furry Things’ by Dinosaur Jr… Read more »

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More Maintenance Mishaps


As some of you may know I recently took apart my gears to put in a new cable, and rather than do it the simple way I destroyed the gear lever first to put it in before spending a few hours putting the whole thing back together again. Lesson No.1 learnt. Well tonight I decided… Read more »

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Coast to coast training ride part 2


Jackrabbitt coast to coast training ride part 2   As the first training ride we met at the turf at 7:30 and set out on another Jackrabbitt adventure. We headed from the turf over Eden bridge towards rickerby park through to linstock once we had reached linstock we headed for Crosby on eden. The stag… Read more »

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Coast to coast training ride part 1


Well with the crazy and yet exiting plan of doing the coast to coast on our jump bikes hatched and the planning starting to come together. It was decided that if we were to have any chance of succeeding we were going to have to do some training rides to build up our stamina. So… Read more »

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