Category: etape

  • The Hell of Ashdown

    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 […]

  • Mt Diablo – From Danville

  • Frost – it does discourage one from riding out…

    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 […]

  • Commute Home on Mountain bike

    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….

  • Mountain Bike Commute into Shoreditch

    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 […]

  • Statistics

    Interesting set of statistics I found this evening on Garmin Connect, a summary of my entries in Garmin Connect for the last 365 days: A few questions this raises in my mind: How big would I be if I had not cycled that much How many p/km has my bike cost? Can I eliminate the […]

  • Work does make it challenging to train, this week Cloudforce Munich

    This week I spent the whole week in Germany, doing meetings and attending the Cloudforce conference on Thursday. It has been a hectic week with local meetings in Frankfurt and Munich, plus web conference demos for other prospects in the Netherlands. Germany is interesting as a market for cloud technologies, the “cloud” label has definite […]

  • Mountain bike ride in Reno, Nevada

    Today I am staying with old friends in Reno Nevada. Steve took me out on the mountain bike, we did a 3:45 ride, hard ride, definitely feel like I did some work. We did something like 30 or 35 miles off road climbing round near lake Tahoe.  Amazing scenery with great views. I did fall […]

  • Ride4aReason in the Sunshine

    Ride4aReason in the Sunshine Sunshine, good company and a lovely route. We are blessed to be able to do a ride like that so close to home.

  • Club run to Barton-le-Clay

    Garmin Connect – Details. Today’s ride was my first with the new “Rapides” group, led ably by David Reid.  This group is meant to be the front of the fast mods, and more forgiving than the fast group.  And so it proved to be.  We averaged a moving time of over 30kph but managed not […]