Monthly Archives: October 2013

Told you so

This week is half term school hols. The boys are off school and I’ve got the week off so havent been biking into work. During a 2 hour break from them, I took advantage of the spare time to go … Continue reading

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citycross

http://www.citycross.co.uk/ This looks like fun! Today I used it as motivation to do my own version: “Farmcross”, a cross between road and trail biking when you end up on a farm road accidently-on-purpose and have to get the hell out before an … Continue reading

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The week that was

This week I did 126km over 3 days & I’m shattered.  A 32km journey for a pint of milk on Tuesday was followed by 2 days in a row of biking to work, a first for me. I woke on … Continue reading

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Bike maintenance & place names

The forecast for yesterday was rain, rain and more rain. So instead of the usual Monday ride on my day off, I planned a morning of bike maintenance. I finally changed the back tyre that had been waiting for a … Continue reading

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Anger over

Today was better, not least because it is Friday.  Another misty morning getting thicker further south west and this morning my friends the cows cae over to say hello when I stopped to capture sunrise at the forest. I like … Continue reading

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That bloody Wednesday

Considering that I felt rough the evening before, I was quite pleased to feel able to make it out into the lifting mist on Wednesday morning. I was almost immediately rewarded with the sight of the sun trying to sneak … Continue reading

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Morning rain. Flashbacks. Stoicism.

Originally posted on CycleStuff:
Rain fell in Heavy, straight, vertical lines. If there were gaps between the drops you couldn’t see them. I lowered my head slightly, the peak of my cap keeping the liquid assault from my eyelids. The…

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Mind games

I’ve been planning to slowly ramp up my Monday ride by 5km a week.  I  read a blog recently about how endurance needs to be built up over time so thought that this is a good way to do it.  … Continue reading

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And about time too!

In a little over 2 weeks time on 23rd Oct, the route for the 3rd leg of TdF2014 will be announced. Given that the 1st 2 stages up in Yorkshire were announced MONTHS ago, its about bloody time @LeTourCambridge! It … Continue reading

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On fire

Today I completed 136km for the week which is the most that I’ve done in a week since last summer’s heady days.  I’m trying to make the most of the shortening day light and the mild-ish weather and I’m still … Continue reading

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