There’s only ten more sleeps until COG go to Comrie Croft so just a reminder to anyone planning to come along who requires to arrange a rental from the bike shop to consider doing so very shortly if you haven’t already done so.We’re going to be there on the same weekend that the Croft are running an open air cinema so it may be a little busier than usual. This shouldn’t effect parking (the cinema is in an adjacent field) and it won’t effect the trails or the riding. Parking at the Croft can be paid using PayPal, or the bike shop will take coins … £3, I think. There are food stalls and cafe’s for the cinema goers in the field but the Tea Hut cafe could occasionally be busier than it might otherwise be on a Sunday—thus, no pre-ordering of lunch is possible, but we’ll try and organise the day around potential busy periods. Just make sure you’ve got enough fuel snacks for out on the trail.The crofts website is still showing that the ‘wee caravan café’ is closed but this is just a web-update-lag. I called them this morning and the Tea Hut cafe will be fully open as usual, while they’ll open ‘the wee caravan’ if it starts to get very busy.And just to finish this short update let’s think for a second about the grace and beauty of what MTBer’s call ’flow’ … Well, let’s think more about how to stop the flow when the flow has already left, you’re starting to look a bit out of shape and you’re running out of trail, and skill … Yep! … How to use your Brakes!? Frequently the weakest, least practiced or least understood skill for many MTB riders, but it is the one that will fill you with the most confidence. When you can control your speed without skidding, before cornering, before going into a feature … before gapping a three lane highway (Tom) … and when you can stop, in a controlled way, when you need to … you can just about ride anything! Make a cup of tea, take 10 sometime and watch this wee video posted to Pinkbike yesterday.