Category: etape

  • Denia Training Camp: Day 3

    Denia Training Camp: Day 3 Another reasonable night’s sleep (it’s not my own bed) today’s ride was scheduled to be a 90km ride with a couple of climbs in it, with a maximum height of 805m.  The medium group rolled out first and we made our way up to the top, pretty much up hill […]

  • Denia Training Camp: Day 2

    Denia Training Camp: Day 2 Last night Garry Palmer did a demonstration fitness test for us, discussing the results as they were being produced on screen.  A reasonable night’s sleep and decent breakfast. Riding day 2 started with Jon being told to ride with the “medium” group rather than the “steady” group.  I think he […]

  • Denia Training Camp: Training Day 1

    Denia Training Camp: Training Day 1   A good night’s sleep is so helpful, improves the mood and the ability to execute so much.  We woke just before 8, consumed tea, and made ready for breakfast.  The hotel breakfast is suitable, a buffet with cereals, bread, cheese and ham, eggs, tortillas, fruit and juice.   […]

  • Denia Training Camp: Arrival day

    Saturday was a very early start. Very early indeed. We chose to leave the Hotel on the 4:40 bus to go to the North Terminal at Gatwick. (Note: In future, when stayin at the Premier Inn Gatwick Central, walk to North Terminal, ‘cos the bus goes everywhere before getting to the North Terminal despite being […]

  • Ride to Work again

    Ride to Work Another day with a ride to work.  Much warmer this morning, and lighter too.  Familiarity with the route makes it easier as well.  I didn’t reset the Garmin before I started, so the numbers are a bit out, but if you set it to moving time, you get much more realistic read-outs. I […]

  • Club run to Dunstable Downs Cafe by 01badger at Garmin Connect – Details

    Club run to Dunstable Downs Cafe Club run to Dunstable Downs Cafe. Although the forecast suggested that rain was scheduled later, it came earlier. At time prior to the stop we got quite wet. A small group in the Mods+ this morning, JS, Eddie and a couple of others. Held up well, the training in […]

  • Ride to Work – First time by 01badger at Garmin Connect – Details

    Ride to Work – First time Today I rode to work (St Albans to Shoreditch) for the first time.  A rather early start, but I met J at the appointed time & place – lights required.  The first hour of the journey is through countryside, then it goes into town and slows down a lot.  […]

  • Club run to Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage

    Club run to Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage Sunshine, makes a change, but didn’t last. On the return, it started spitting with rain, and I got a puncture (rear). Puncture induced by the appalling state of the roads. After the puncture, which was at Gustard Wood, I could not get back on the group, and limped […]

  • Guildford Peloton outing – wet, and ‘orrible by 01badger at Garmin Connect – Details

    Guildford Peloton outing – wet, and ‘orrible Saturday was meant to be a nice day, but when I poked my head through the curtains, it was wet.  I looked and figured it was brightening up.  My weather forecasting is not very good obviously.  I loaded the car and took off to Worcester Park to depart […]

  • Sunday Club run to Harkness Garden Centre, Hitchin by 01badger at Garmin Connect – Details

    Sunday Club run to Harkness Garden Centre, Hitchin by 01badger at Garmin Connect – Details. Today’s ride, 86 km, nearly 1000m of climbing.  A nice long, non-intensive ride, which was exactly in order.  Three and a half hours without falling off the cliff caused by only having been doing shorter duration turbos.  Good stuff.  Today’s […]