A beautiful sunny (but cold) morning in the English Countryside, taking in the historic and beautiful counties of Kent and West Sussex, 106km of cycling at its best. The organisers (Catford CC) may be duly proud of their achievement, great marshalling and organisation, thanks guys! I together with two others from the Verulam made the… Continue reading The Hell of Ashdown
Yesterday I was given the choice of going to see the Maggie Thatcher film or War Horse. I chose War Horse. Good choice. Spielberg has woven so many threads into a really powerful and moving story of a boy and his horse. There is huge scope for follow-ons and sequels, although I hope none are… Continue reading War Horse: another Spielberg classic
After the weather has turned cold and frosty, seems like it is more difficult to find motivation to get out on slippery roads. Just on the little ride in to town yesterday, I found myself on a big patch of ice where there is obviously a small water leak under the road, not noticeable most… Continue reading Frost – it does discourage one from riding out…
Don’t think my legs have ever felt so worked…. Again, it is interesting that the moving time and moving average speed are not so far adrift. However, on Friday, I may revert to my trusty winter bike….
This morning we commuted in on our Mountain Bikes. (okay, with semi-slick and slick tyres, but all the same, a very different beast to the highly refined road bikes we usually ride!) Much more effort required on the climbs, but the interesting thing is that it really didn’t take too much more time than we… Continue reading Mountain Bike Commute into Shoreditch
Over the year, I cycled over 5000 miles, (only those recorded on my Garmin) and spent some 335 hours on the bike (well actually across the three bikes, the Roubaix, the Shorter and the Giant winter bike). It is interesting looking at the numbers, given that I broke my hand in January, so was off… Continue reading Review of 2011Cycling
Club run to Dunstable Downs Frosty morning, would not have gone out had I not been leading. I was also advised strongly by the management that I should not go out. There was a “select” group turned up this morning (the foolish). However main roads were okay so we took a main-ish road route round to… Continue reading Teaching old dogs new tricks: Club run to Dunstable Downs
Lucy’s home, Christmas can now begin. It’s official.
This morning I decided it was definitely time for a turbo as we were not able to ride into work. I had done 30km when the turbo started slipping, not good. I had to I’ve it up. As I was working from home I was able to ring the distributor (for the cyclops Fluid2) who… Continue reading Turbo can’t keep up…