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Stu nose diving


I was slightly scared for stu’s life as I heard his chain come off and he still went for it!

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Season in Morzine = Done!


Well, after 5 months we are finally back in the UK. Having met some inspirational people along the way, we have come back with a lot of new friends and a rake load of stories to tell. Just want to say a massive thank you to all the other seasonaires we met whilst out in… Read more »

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Out of the halfpipe….CHECK!


Well, I have done a few runs the pipe now and must admit, watching people I thought I could get some air time out of the top, but when I tried myself I was too much of a chicken! I decided to add it to my list of things to do whilst over here, and… Read more »

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A few runs in the slush


Went out for a few runs today, only to find that almost everywhere was slush. Normally good fun but after a heavy slam on wednesday my body is suffering. I came over the red kicker hoping to do a grab, but I ended up rotating 90 degrees backside instantly catching my heels on the transition.… Read more »

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Spins and things…


With the wee Wifey feeling a little under the weather today I headed out by myself to go meet up with Mel. I have found that I am a lot less forgiving when I am by myself, making comments to ignorant skiers on rental skis chipping away at my edges. When I am with someone… Read more »

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Turn it up a notch


Well, after being here for 107 days, and only 44 days to go, we all decided it was time to step it up a gear. Ems, Carol and Mel are hitting the blue kickers, barrel jump, boxes and also starting to get grabs. Dom, Stu and me have started hitting the reds on a frequent… Read more »

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Day off with some fresh snow!


It snowed on tuesday night too, so to all the people that dedicated a snowdance to the Alps, me and Ems thank you from the bottom of our heart…we needed the snow and it came! In celebration of this fact we decided to head on up for first lift (which we missed by about 2… Read more »

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Last day of sun?


Hopefully that is the last we will see of the sun for a while and HOPEFULLY it will absolutely dump it down over the next week, we need it for sure. As much fun as the current riding conditions are we need a top up. We headed up with our new found seasonnaire friends from… Read more »

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Day 40 on the mountain


68 days from leaving the UK and we have just ridden our 40th day on the mountain, shortly heading out for day 41. The target is to get 100 days on the slopes by the end of the season, and we fully intend to achieve this! As we venture round Morzine, chatting to shop owners… Read more »

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Shredding the Avoriaz Halfpipe


Well, today was not my first run through the pipe, due to a half hearted effort the other day, but it still felt like my first time! It is rock solid, icey and just incredibly intimidating…you stand at the top looking down, watching the people in front get out the pipe and pull some kind… Read more »

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A bad day for 154 Dominant


Last day off I decided to take out my favourite little board Burton 154 Dominant, which suffered an injury last year on the snowball rally losing a lot of base right next to the edge. However, local snowboard shop sorted it out and patched it, but before they were finished I snatched it away to… Read more »

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Our Day Off


So guests arrive sunday, and leave 8 days later. We cook them breakfast in the morning, and a 3 course meal in the evening. It will come as no suprise to you that on our day off…we are shattered. Despite this, we got up for first(ish) lift on Wednesday and rode all day! Heading over… Read more »

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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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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 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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