Racing versus Sportives

I have been having a think about training and race preparation.  My original plan was to race up to a level of fitness and then enter two or three 100km Sportives but the economics of that forced me to reconsider that option. To enter a decently organised Sportive is going to cost around £20 to £25+ whereas race…

Two Hours In Bed (fordshire) !!

I took another ride this morning, a 33 mile circuit into Bedfordshire.   Longer than the last few rides and at a pretty steady pace.  I was going at a good 16+ mph average and then there was an annoying whistling noise from somewhere, and no, it wasnt my lungs!! I have the Crud Roadracer 2 guards on my Specialized…

3K Just Around The Corner ?

I just looked at my viewing stats and I see they currently stand at 2991, so I should break the 3000 mark in the next 2 days I am guessing.   This is mainly due to a recent flurry of viewings over the last couple of weeks.  I’m not sure why but all are welcome. Another…

Chipping Away…

Been another busy day at Goldsmith Mansions.. preparing for the swap to Sky Broadband.  I spent the morning preparing new e-mail addresses and trying to find a name that nobody else had, I didnt realise that permutations of my name would be so popular ! That done I took a little bike ride this afternoon…

Busy times, One thing leads to another..

Its been a busy time in the household the last couple of weeks.  Fortunately the chores coincided with not so good cycling weather but I am still feeling guilty about not being out on the bike as much as I thought I should. The first decision was to rearrange the furniture in the living room…

There’s Life in the Old Dog Yet..

  Had a morale boosting fastest ride of the year this morning.. it was a comparatively warm 13C so I dispensed with a few items of winter clothing.   I only took a short 22 mile ride but at a much higher speed than I have managed or felt like previously this year.  I averaged…

Bicycle Icicle.. !!

Yesterdays ride was exciting to say the least.  I raised my heart rate without pedalling anywhere near as much as I normally have to. It was a nice bright sunny morning, all looked good for a nice winter bike ride.  However as soon as I left Olney I realised all was not as it seemed…