Author Archives: questadventure

About questadventure

Old git cyclist, road and mountain bike rider and racer, windsurfer, skier, snowboarder, husband, father, bike shop owner, fitness fanatic, cook, linguist.

Do you cycle on the pavement?

Do you cycle on the pavement? I do. Sometimes I just want to enjoy my ride home without the fear that it might be my last. West Sussex may lack cycling infrastructure but it has plenty of pavements. You may … Continue reading

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South Downs Way – getting prepared

I have ridden the South Downs way once on 1989 and then over the last 4 years. Each time I just turned up and rode on natural fitness. Sometimes I prepared for it by tyre choice or weight reduction; but … Continue reading

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Wilier Cento 1 SR customer review

Wilier Cento1SR is it the best bike on the planet? – Andy Monk thinks so. He’s doing an Ironman later in the year and bought the Wilier to help him improve his time. “I’m sure we could all debate which … Continue reading

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Are you proud to be British?

Yesterday morning I needed all the courage and motivation that I could find. The thermometer read 5°C, the wind was howling and the rain was lashing down. I rolled down the road with it stinging my face to meet my … Continue reading

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When you feel that magic… Scott Spark RC 900 WC review

This was my second ride on my new Scott Spark RC 900 World Cup. The first was on a very wet and muddy trip following the South Downs Rough Ride route. I couldn’t really draw any conclusions from that other … Continue reading

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E-bikes may make us more European!

Why, you might ask? They are giving riders and the county new opportunities. You can save time and money too. Let me tell about a few riders with electric bikes. My daughter’s boyfriend is young (25), fit and strong. He … Continue reading

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Scott Spark RC 900 World Cup review – first ride

We all expect everything immediately these days, next day delivery even same day delivery. Many a customer bleats about their wait. Of course you can get just about any bike that people don’t want delivered to your door next day. … Continue reading

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