Ride Photo Blog: The Wight CX Century

The sound. The sound of flints and gravel; pinging and crunching beneath wheels. The sound, of tubeless tyres hitting tarmac, momentarily; buzzing like an angry bee. The sound of friends, wincing and shouting; as they fly down chalk downland and rutted single-track, slightly out of control. The sound, of cyclocross.

Today, I rode a CX Century. 100 miles of chalk, gravel and mud; intermingled with very occasional tarmac respite. I rode 100km of it with great friends; old friends and new.

It was a superb day to be in the saddle of the Kona Private Jake - a bike which has affirmed itself as my new favourite.

Here's a photo essay, to sum up the day's events...

I've reached 1000km on the Kona Private Jake to date. She is quite frankly, superb.


Ben unfortunately punctured early on, and the huge sidewall gash put end to his ride.


My Kona Private Jake, and Chris's Kona Rove. Sitting pretty.


Worth the climb.


Green and Blue.


Café stop - #fuelfortheride


100km. Looking back out to The Needles. Plenty more hills yet to come.


The Kona needed a lie down.


I needed some Bounce. 


My new favourite. Looking well used and abused - The Kona Private Jake


My custom GripGrab toe covers seemed to do the trick. Job done. 


There were a few lumps along the way... A great day in the saddle.


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