Biking To The Barn..

Team MK Ride to The Barn Farm Shop/Cafe, Wilstone, Hertfordshire This Saturdays Team MK ride should have been to Upper Stowe in Northamptonshire but due to some bad planning the Formula One motor racing organisation had decided to hold the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.  This happens to be smack in the middle…

Rocket Fuel And A Ride…

As promised in my previous post I am writing today with details of my home made energy drink. A couple of years ago I was researching on the internet about the qualities, contents and effectiveness of commercially available energy drinks for cycling.  Among the results I came across an article by a sports scientist and…

On The Up…

I went for the second ride of my ‘come-back’ this morning.  It was much more promising. I did 41 and a bit miles, a couple of miles more than Saturdays ride in 10 minutes less time and the average speed was a mile and a half per hour faster. Today there were 1460 feet of…

Yet Another 2013 Comeback..

So.. today marked yet another comeback in my cycling calendar for this year.  This year seems fraught with them for many and varied reasons.  Today was the 15th day after my operation that entailed a 10 – 14 day lay-off from cycling on the surgeons advice, it was also my first stitch free day. I…

Greys Court, Henley on Thames

We had a nice day out on Monday.  After delivering our caravan to the repair shop at Wallingford we made the short journey to the National Trust property at Greys Court near Henley On Thames in Oxfordshire.  Its a just a few miles outside the town and set among the rolling Chiltern Hills.  You have seen…

Back On The Road..

At last, I should be back out on the road after tomorrow.  All being well I will have the stitches removed from the operation on my back tomorrow afternoon and get the all clear for ‘bending over the bars’ again. I had thought at the outset of this, a further enforced break in my cycling…

Its Going To Be Bit Quiet…

Things will be a bit quiet here in the ‘Biking’ segment of the blog for a while as my cycling is temporarily on hold as the result of a small operation on my back on Friday which resulted in some stitches being inserted.  They say 10 – 14 days before the stitches come out and…