Tag Archives: Training

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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Is riding for fun the best way to train?

I am trying to get serious about my training but at the end of the day riding should be about fun.  

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Something has to change – if I need to keep up

I need to do something different if I want to keep up. Riders are getting faster and younger so I think that I need a coach. Read on to see what’s up.

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It’s all in the numbers, or is it?

Last week the Wilier Performance Progress lab set up here at Quest Adventure to do some testing. In all five of us had our FTP (Functional Threshold Power) and lactate tolerance tested. Now I am not training for anything, however, … Continue reading

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Are drugs good? I love my Addict

If you mean chemicals that stimulate the body and mind then I would say yes. We all appreciate the nice sensation that they produce. However, before answering the question fully we must first look at how they are manufactured. Thanks … Continue reading

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Lap dancing– awesome! Who’d think it was winter?

Winter is usually the time for easy miles, cold wet days and all your effort goes into keeping your spirits up. That is usually, but this is winter 2014. Last night it was mild with a promise of rain for … Continue reading

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