Monthly Archives: July 2013

It’s not all about pain and going fast – riding is fun for everyone

Last night I got back on the Tuesday Thrash. Bliss! However, three weeks off really made a difference, I still had the strength (just) but lacked the speed. It was one of those rides where I felt they were all … Continue reading

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Finally ridden it, the South Down’s Way

I have finally stopped talking about it and actually done it. In 1989 I rode the original from Burriton to Eastbourne but that was only 82 mile, who’d remember that? The current route goes from Winchester and is a full … Continue reading

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South Down’s Way here we come!

Are we ready for the South Down’s Way? Maybe. Am I ready? No. No, but I would never be. There is always something else that I could do.  Bike, kit and body are on a diet. The tyres have been … Continue reading

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650B or not to B

We went to see the new Whyte, Wilier and Marin bikes at the Lotus Research Centre last week. There is a lot to be excited about for the road rider, the commuter and the trailsters but the big thing to … Continue reading

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What do you really need to ride?

I am going to ride the South Downs Way so need to get some off road and SDW miles in. However, Saturday night I thought that I would not be able to ride. Panic! I couldn’t find my Garmin!  I … Continue reading

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Who needs racing?

One of the reasons that I raced mountain and road bikes was that it was the one sure way of getting a good ride. Recently, however, I have been getting all of my fun on the Tuesday rides. These sessions … Continue reading

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