Category Archives: Whyte 29C

Sorting my own bike fit never stops

I have some new bikes and it is surprising how it has affected my set up. Just over a year ago I felt that I needed to go smaller to go faster. I had been riding a Whyte 29C medium … Continue reading

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If you took yesterday off, you’ll never get that ride back – Scott Scale 720

Sometimes you have to ask yourself why you ride. To get fit, to, to keep fit, to be social, to get there, for fun, to be outside, or simply for pleasure. I acheived all but social. With the weather forecast … Continue reading

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Use it or lose it!

Use it or lose it is a good maxim for life. I have not been using it. I feel as if I have gone into shut down mode. Since the South Downs Way ride I think that I have only … Continue reading

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Sram Guide brakes and struggling in the single track

Sram called up and ask us to use some of their new brakes. Why not? It is fun testing new stuff, gives you a reason to ride (as if we need one) and has been the mainstay of this blog. … Continue reading

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Preparation is key

Preparation also leads to paranoia. Last year I more or less decided to ride the South Downs Way with three weeks notice. All I did by way of preparation was to ride flat out to the Lewes A27 crossing a … Continue reading

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Suffering on a Whyte 29C

I suffered today. No complaints, just not much fun. I’d had a good road ride on Friday and always planned to ride in the dirt today. The forecast was for rain at ten and it duly delivered, bang on time. … Continue reading

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Are mass rides good for cycling?

Mass cycling can be a good thing or it can raise problems. I love that fact that when a sportive goes off the mass of riders can actually “claim back” their space that is usually denied them when riding alone … Continue reading

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