Back to Beds… and Cadences

Back to routine yesterday with a ride on the Felt bike into Bedfordshire.. It was a nice sunny morning so I started to get ready which was the signal for the sun to go in.. I set off not really knowing where I was going to go but I have so many local routes in…

Peak Week

Just had a very enjoyable trip to the Peak District in Derbyshire for a few days.  It was the inaugural trip and rides for our two bikes. Manifold Trail We stayed at a lovely spot just outside Ashbourne on a farm with a terrific view back over Ashbourne towards Derby It was actually just into…

His & Hers !!

Here are the latest additions to the stable.. well not actually additions but remodelled.   They are bikes for Jan and I to use when we go out on bike rides together so that we are equally matched. My bike is the frame that was my fixed wheel bike converted to a geared bike with with…

A Fun Fixie From My Spares

I saw my first mountain bike, a Kona Lava Dome, languishing behind my other bikes in the garage this morning. It was missing several parts that at some stage over recent years had been ‘borrowed’ for other bikes. As it was a major part of my reintroduction to regular cycling a number of years ago…

Back To Long Rides Again, Monday 11th July

After yesterdays sprint this was to be a far different ride.  Yesterday afternoon I swapped around my tyres, removing the Continental Grand Prix 4000 tyres that I had been using in France and refitted the Schwalbe Stelvio tyres.   In my opinion they are just as good but half the price.  They come from the former…

Back To Routine… Sunday 10th July

I got my wheels firmly settled back into the UK today with a revisit to well used and well liked short 21mile circuit. I didn’t have a lot of time but found time for a quick ride around this circuit that covers both sides of the River Ouse Valley between Olney and Felmersham.  The first…

Back On The Block*

Tuesday saw me on my first ride back in the UK.  Hard to believe it was exactly a week since my last ride which was up the Montagne du Semnoz.  What a contrast too as the profiles will show. It was a 36 ‘ish mile loop around one of my regular rides in Bedfordshire.  I…