Some of you will remember the name Paul Lazenby as the whippet thin XC racer who wrapped up the NPS XC national champions title in 1999 on his full suspension Marin Mount Vision. While he’s hung up his race wheels he’s still riding hard, though you might not recognise him banging through the woods at Coed Y Brenin on his long travel Norco Six-One. Paul has always regarded full suspension as the way forward but it wasn’t the racing that got him stoked on the benefits – it was riding ‘north shore’. After his first taste of the wood, he was hooked and shortly after that Paul convinced his father in law to let him loose on twenty one acres of hilly pine forest down near Henley. Since then Paul and a couple of mates have turned lumberjack and built tons of flowing ‘shore including a 20ft tall section that terminates into a drop off…This isn’t for wimps. We’re getting first dibs on riding it in April when he’s finished the skinny sections. Until then, here’s a pic of Paul in beautiful mid Wales.