SILLY SEASON PART 1

Being as it's January and mountain biking is still sleeping off its usual five-week hangover, we tho

Doddy's face - you should see the other road.
Being as it's January and mountain biking is still sleeping off its usual five-week hangover, we thought we'd lumber you with Staff Writer Dodd's busted face. Why should we be the only people who have to look at it?

Having equipped himself with good iron last year, Dodd has been going bigger and better month after month. Finally, having kept up with Gee Atherton for a bit, he was feeling pretty good. And then a slippery road on the way to work pitched him onto his face and made him eat tarmac.

Result: broken cheekbone, eye socket and nose, and a numb face, which will require some, nerve surgery if he's to be stopped from chewing his upper lip off.

Not a pretty sight, but then he never was.

All those who deplore the cult of personality which has turned humble MBUK fanatic turned scribbler Dodd into a forum star, please deplore it quietly. Some of us have major hangovers tha knows.
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