So, another week, another new bike. Perhaps it's linked to the name Paul - Paul Brant having had at least three new bikes this year - but the long awaited new bike for Paul Baldwin surfaced on Thursday 1st November 2012.
Rumours of the retirement of the 27 year old Specialized Rockhopper had been circulating since the end of summer. Bike specification has changed dramatically and now air fork, disc brakes and decent tyres adorn a gleaming white Giant XTC.
The new bike also helps clear up a naming convention problem. Paul Brant joined the group first, so is know as Paul B. We can't have two Paul B's, so I suggest from this day forward Paul Baldwin be known as Giant Paul.