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South Downs Way – A wake up call

This morning I headed off on the train to get to know the first part of the South Downs Way. I was full of optimism. That didn’t last! As the ride was going to be a lot shorter than the … Continue reading

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South Downs Way – final prep

As is usual the calendar has rolled by and I’ve run out of time to improve my strength and fitness. I don’t seem to have done the miles that I usually do. Let’s hope that less ok more holds true. … 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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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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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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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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Enjoying the summer and the South Down’s National park

Average speed and a blurred bit of chalky trail is my usual view of the South Downs. The view gets somewhat better when I repeat Chris’s mantra: look further ahead, look further ahead…. This is how to corner faster. Look … Continue reading

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