Monthly Archives: February 2006

Just because it’s sunny doesn’t mean it’s warm

It’s blowing a gale in W12 and Richmond. I nearly got blown to a halt on the big hill – and I was going down it. Apologies for the lack of posts this week, I’ve been having trouble with blogger.com … Continue reading

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Back on top of it

A good weekend getting plenty of miles in. More importantly I got the new bike and feel committed to things again. Went out on Saturday morning with London Dynamo for an excellent ride. As there were quite a few new … Continue reading

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Talking tactics #1: gels or drinks

I’ve just spent a few minutes mulling over how many SiS GO gels I could attach to my top tube. An odd thing to find myself doing but one I think every Etaper needs to think about. The food/fuel/drink debate … Continue reading

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Still worried about the miles

I wanted to go out for a ride today. I didn’t and now I feel guilty. I gave myself the option of going to the gym where I could have watched football from the cycling machine, thus combining two things … Continue reading

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Wishing I was skinny

Listening to the Boo Radleys this evening and recovering from today’s ride. Was out for about four hours although I ended up spending some time in a cycle shop, De Ver Cycles in Streatham, where I put down the deposit … Continue reading

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Just sit back and relax…

This headline is fast becoming my climbing motto as I discover a technique that suits me best for the mountains, which still fill me with a certain amount of fear at this stage. Ideally I’d like to get out to … Continue reading

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January done and all is well

Following Ron from etape.org.uk‘s advice I made sure that at the end of Janaury I could do a reasonable and attainable goal for this stage in the training. So on Tuesday I made the most of my day off during … Continue reading

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