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Blacks Celebrates International #RideMTBDay

It seems that every ‘thing’ these days, no matter how niche, as its own special, celebratory day. Waffle day (25th March), Cow appreciation day (18th July). The activity of Walking has its own whole month (May)!

Some of them are just bizarre. International hug a virtual assistant day (6th July) anyone?

But some of them are right on the money.

Hats off to Fox Racing for coming up with the idea of an international day of appreciation for Mountain Biking. I mean obviously, every day is a great day to ride rails. But sometimes a little excuse to saddle up is all you need. It certainly was for us.

So here we are. The first Blacks MTB Team, celebrating the inaugural international #RideMTBDay.

Risking our lives, in exchange for a few hours out of the office. And let me just say, with only minor bruising and some light internal bleeding…it was totally worth it!

Full disclosure: When I say Blacks MTB team…what I really mean is a rabble of riders with mountain bikes. Some of them more bike shaped. But at least we all looked the part. Thanks, Fox Racing!

Competition Time

Calling all riders. We're giving away a head to toe Fox Head outfit in our Facebook photo competition. Send us a photo of you 'ripping rails' for a chance to win.

Wheelie over to our Facebook page to enter

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Welcome! Willkommen! Konnichiwa!
(whispering) Now lean in we're going to tell you a secret…
Sam is not actually an outdoorsman! ...yet.
 

In fact Sam is actually quite new to this whole outside doors business, is that how you say it?
Sam lived in London for 4 years and claims that the closest he got to green space was when he re-painted his flat.
However, after moving to Japan to live and work as an English teacher Sam had the opportunity (and the time) to explore the length and breadth of the southern most isles of sleepy, rural Kyushu. It was here where the obsession with the great outdoors started. Nothing propels you faster along a trail than the knowledge of a long hot soak in one of Japan’s many Natural hot springs. Sometimes buried deep in the mountains!

On his travels Sam visited the hiking island of Yakushima, skied in Blistering snow in Hokkaido and completed a 3 day trek through the Tu Lan cave system in Cambodia, but more on that later.
 

For now though, Sam is making up for lost time by spending more of it in the great British countryside and exploring the beautiful hikes and trails we have right here on our doorsteps. Sam will be writing for the more lightweight outdoorist, soaking up as much knowledge he can about Modern Bushcraft, Design and Function, Books and much more.

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