Monthly Archives: May 2006

Solving the puncture mystery

Having had a through check of the tyre it seems it was a flint that did the damage. I’ve just plucked it out. At least I now have the excuse I need for some new tyres on the bike. I … Continue reading

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Another 130km of pain

All this riding faster than usual is still hurting far too much for my liking. I say this as I hobble about the flat in between cleaning the bike and avoiding smoking. I’ve finally committed to stopping smoking after all … Continue reading

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Going short on stems

Having tried the trick of flipping over my 110mm one to give a more upright position I finally came to the conclusion that I was going to have to go short rather than up. So I’ve purchased the shortest I … Continue reading

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Royally soaked

I’m a bit behind with these posts, largely due to another busy week, so apologies in advance. I’d love to be able to claim it’s because I’m spending more time on the bike to and from work and riding harder … Continue reading

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Chasing the pack

I’ve still not fully recovered from Sunday’s ride which was a bit quicker than usual as some of faster boys came out to play. But I just about managed to hang in there and it seems to have done wonders … Continue reading

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Push the tempo

Sunday’s ride turned out to be a little quicker than usual as, in the absence of the usual moderating influences, the pace shot up from our the usual “steady” to something closer to “moderate”. The only evidence I have for … Continue reading

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The small matter of 1 kilometre per hour

A strange sense of trepidation over one line in the information pack I received today from Velo magazine – “The maximum time limit will be calculated according to an average speed of 19km/h.” – I have no idea why one … Continue reading

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City sprints

As I’m now day-to-day commuter I’ve taken to using the 30 minute ride each way as an opportunity to do some of those short intervals everyone talks about. Well, it’s one way to liven up the grind of going from … Continue reading

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A brave few went out

So once again I look out the window on a Sunday morning and I’m confronted by grey skies and patchy rain. I could have gone back to bed and pretended, to myself, that I overslept or wasn’t feeling right. Instead … Continue reading

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