Jaymie Mart - BARBADOS NATIONAL DOWNHILL TEAM - one of the most colourful and well loved athletes on the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup tour today.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Rated #23 Hardcore Dude in the World by MBUK

I got the heads up from a few people that MBUK put in a cool wee artical in this months mag under the grand count down to see who is the #1 Hardcore dude in the world. They rated lil ole me # 23. Yea!!

It reads;

You don't have to be the most talented rider in the world to be hardcore. Those who aren't and keep on because they love it are arguable the real thing.
Jaymie was pushed into downhill by an ex boyfriend and has never quit. She doesn't disgrace herself, neither is she the best at world level, but she is so keen to ride at top leve that she persuaded Barbados it needed a DH team and that she is it!
Her Mum is a black Barbadian and her Dad's a ginger Mancunian and she's the most irripressible and amusing advertisement for MTBing on the planet!

Get yourself a copy and check the photos!!


Monday, November 05, 2007

The off season.

My party trick...the cartwheel, how novel, Not. Watch yer drinks...incoming!!

I guess everyone is pretty similar in the off season...we hibernate, migrate towards friends and fun before starting to train!! I'm no different, it has been an awesome start to the winter. With Trudys hen night then the wedding, Luxys 30th, loads of dinner parties, old friends, new friends and a diary that is busting at the seams, it has been a little hard to sit still, not that I do that usually. The A.D.D sees to that big style!!
I've been flying my new kite a little, it's a wee 1.85m Flexifoil rage in pink...pink to make the boys wink ;)!! It's just enough for me to handle, thanks to Paul for getting me a whopper of a discount and Hakim for supervising me on its maiden flight and making sure I didn't take off around the world!! We had loads of fun!! XX
K, so, what else....I hung out in a tornado the other week, all part of a days work!! I spent a lil time in London of late and managed to squeeze in a night with my Bro and his fiance Liz. They are both big up muso types and landed us on a +A guest list to a Led Zepplin DVD launch after party...we hung out, took advantage of the free stuff and then moved on for big drunken eats in SOHO! OH...........I'M GOING TO BE A BRIDESMAID AT MY BROS WEDDING!!

Speaking of weddings, Wayne and Trudy got married this weekend. Congrats, good luck and enjoy! It was a mammoth doooo, very traditional, too many drunk northern MTBers under one roof! Good to catch up, I passed out a little early, lost my shoes and it snowed! Snow balls were defo out the window, far too hungover to care enough to sacrifice the warm fingers!
Here is a lesson for the day.......Never drop 'lovehearts' into champagne.