Easter Saturday: Solo ride to the Bluebell Woods The idea was a relatively light recovery ride, meeting SWMBO and the Mother-in-law to see the Bluebell Woods on Ivinghoe/Ashride, then coffee at the Ashridge Cafe. Having ridden up to the top of Dunstable, it seemed inconceivable that I should leave without climbing it the other way,… Continue reading Easter Saturday: Solo ride to the Bluebell Woods
Good Friday, solo ride with some climbing in the sunshine Good Friday, so the traffic was light, and the sun shining,(like it happens every year!) I took a long ride with the objective of doing some climbs. I went out Redbourn, Gaddesdon and started with Briden’s camp (down and up) Pedley Hill across up Hudnall,… Continue reading Good Friday, solo ride with some climbing in the sunshine
Commute to Shoreditch Feeling good, the sun was shining, the kids off school, light traffic. Somebody’s going to try and b*gger up my day, I’ll bet they will.
Sunday morning recovery ride After the Grand Prix I went out with the boys in the close again for a recovery ride, in the sunshine. DB had to be back by 13:00 so it was a fairly short, and not fast ride. DB has had enough of the usual haunts out towards the tea room… Continue reading Sunday morning recovery ride
Harp Hilly Hundred Route on a Sunny Saturday We had the luck with us on the weather front, a lovely morning, warm enough, some sunshine, ideal for a saturday morning. The plan was for 125km, at 124.08 I think we did quite well. We took in all the local cols, and managed to have enough… Continue reading Harp Hilly Hundred Route on a Sunny Saturday Morning
This week has been traumatic in a number of ways. One of them was having to go to hospital to get my big bro’ home after he was discharged with concussion. While out with the kids, his wheel got caught, and oopla, he was being carted off in an ambulance. He has concussion. He is… Continue reading Don’t ride without a helmet
Riding into the sun Sunny morning ride in to the office. Rode the Shorter as the Roubaix still awaiting the replacement front changer. Heavy pack on back, must have added 10kg to my weight.
Sunny Sunday Ride with the Boys Glorious sunshine on a Barbecue weekend. Lovely weather for another ride. Went with the boys in the close around our usual haunts in the Herts & Beds countryside. Just over a thousand metres of climbing for me, and two cups of tea (Dunstable Downs Cafe and Ashridge Monument Cafe).
Saturday in the Sunshine Saturday morning, the sunshine was gorgeous. The intention was just a ~3hr ride, but I kinda got distracted. As I went up through Gaddesdon Row and in to Studham, the rear tube blew, so I had to change that. I couldn’t find anything wrong with the tube, but on the tyre… Continue reading Saturday in the Sunshine
Denia training camp: Day 5 The day started out looking fairly dubious, the mountain behind Denia was shrouded in cloud. As we rode out to the start of the climb, the support van took a quick look up the mountain roads and we were advised against the route. So we in the medium group mad our way… Continue reading Denia training camp: Day 5