Its Getting Better..

The weather is seemingly taking a turn for the better generally.  It’s definitely getting warmer but not enough to shed the full length tights yet.  No need for overshoes or winter thickness cycling jacket. I am just down to thermal layer and long-sleeved shirt now. I have been on a few shortish rides on my…

So Much For The LBS..

As previously mentioned I needed some new bearings for my Specialized bikes headset.  The type I have at present are ball bearings enclosed in a cage.  I took a look on e-bay and wasn’t sure what size I needed so I thought I would take a trip to my local’ish bike shop (LBS).  It is…

Back on the Road Again…. The Sequel !

I think I was a little premature in taking my last ride when i did.  Since then I haven’t been out on the road again, despite the improving temperatures.  The cough and cold I developed over Christmas and that I thought I had shaken off has returned with a vengeance. For the sake of waiting…

Back On The Road Again…

I was finally back on the road again this morning after a weather enforced lay-off.  Just a short ride, I did start off undecided wether to do a 20 or 30 mile ride but a noise from my headset persuaded me on the shorter one.  I hope to go on a ride Thursday but I…

Indoor Adventures on a Stationary Bike..

Its been two weeks now since I went out on my bike.  The weather has been far to cold and uninviting to venture out, not to mention dangerous.  As previously mentioned on here though, I have been getting the miles in indoors on the exercise bike. This is the view from the cockpit.  The information…

Some Local Snow Pictures, Non Cycling

By way of a change and because there has been no outdoor cycling for me lately I am posting some pictures I took this morning on our local walk from home, along by the river and into town in the overnight snow. The pictures were taken on my iPhone and show the reason for no…

Warm Intervals, Indoor Training….

The last week or so my ride reports may have appear to have disappeared but I have taken to getting my exercise indoors on the indoor trainer.  The weather here has been so cold the last few days, just a degree or 2 above freezing.  I am giving the Life Fitness Sport indoor a trainer…