Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sometimes racing is just pure torture

Back to Goodwood after a week off nursing my body back to full strength. As usual it was windy but today it was really strong and blowing from the west. You had to get on a wheel and try to … Continue reading

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You are what you drink

Being fit is not essential but the fitter you are the more you’ll enjoy your rides. Getting fitter is called training. For some this is very formal and involves trainers and plans. For others it is a little looser and … Continue reading

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Riding for the sheer joy of riding

I went out for an easy ride today to see how my legs would feel after last week’s trauma. We left in drizzle but that soon blew over and we spent most of the ride in the sun and wind. … Continue reading

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I can ride but that’s it

I rode in today which was so nice after using the van all week. I’m still sore but pedalling is OK. I did a family shop at Sainsbury’s and met James and Jemma with their six week old bundle of … Continue reading

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The inevitable happened

My other brother, Paul, came down today to ride with Joe and I. Mat joined us and I made the acquaintance of an old friend, the Scott Spark. We started fast, partly my fault but also Paul’s. Paul headed off … Continue reading

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The joy of racing

I’m watching the Tour of California and it has got to be the most boring TV ever. Imagine live coverage of grass growing….. The country side could not be more plain, the roads are dead straight and the bunch is … Continue reading

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Time trialing?

I’ve had a week off. Normally a rest is forced upon me by work but this time I wanted to be in on Tuesday missing the race and was pretty laid back about not riding, working instead, until the weekend. … Continue reading

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