Category Archives: Mountain Biking

12/10/2012 Showka Descents Video + Wadi Racer Strava Segment

Had a great ride yesterday. I’ve quickly put together some of the chest mounted GoPro footage edited to include some of the key descents of the area and posted it on my vimeo account It includes a full un edited … Continue reading

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First ride at Showka on the BMC Trail Fox (inc Video)

On Thursday I received a BMC Trail Fox TR02 from Adventure HQ in Times Square, Dubai. I’ve set up a page under “My Bikes” to post detailed information about it. You can find the page at https://ianganderton.wordpress.com/my-bikes/bmc-trail-fox-tr02/ Here is a … Continue reading

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The 2012 Hot 6 Mountain Bike Endurance Event – Friday 23rd March 2012

Organised by the Hot Cog MTB Club this 6 hr endurance event promises to be something special  The event will take place on a specially laid out course at Showka. Each lap will be around 10km and participants can compete … Continue reading

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Several New Bike Shops Opening in the UAE

The cranks are very much turning at the moment in the regions cycle retail industry. To my knowledge there are at least 4 significant new stores due to open in the next couple of months. I’ll go through them in … Continue reading

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Neat video of the Showka mountain bike trails

Tim has produced this neat video of the mountain bike trails out at Showka Enjoy A short edit of my solo hack in Showka today

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Slopes of Jebel Yibir Ride 12th Feb 2012

Jaakko has been exploring the slopes of Jebel Yibir for a while now running and mountain biking up there on a regular basis. Despite it being kind of on my doorstep I didn’t realise there was rideable terrain up there … Continue reading

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A Mountain Bike Lap at Shawka (PHOTOS)

Look at that single track flowing down the wadi! I’d say 75% of todays ride was on single track The trail pixies leave their little secret signs here and there to help out those that know to look for them … Continue reading

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