Monthly Archives: June 2006

Eating strategies

Good article here: http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/article.asp?UAN=1436&v=1 On planning your eating, energy drinks and so on for the distance from Tim at Science in Sport. He should know what he’s talking about, even if he did suggest that I should reconsider on my … Continue reading

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On your radio

On Monday night I accepted the kind invitation from Jack Thurston to appear on The Bike Show on Resonance to talk about the Etape and be a studio guest. I very much enjoyed it, even if I am a bit … Continue reading

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They shoot horses don’t they?

Truly I suffered like a nag ready for the knacker’s yard today. I drifted to the front again and may have accidently pushed the pace a bit on the way out to the hills but that doesn’t explain why I … Continue reading

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I rode on the front again :(

After being rudely awoken by some numpty from Curry’s, who was meant to be fitting an oven but took one look and said “no can do”, I did actually get out for the club ride. Admittedly, I was a little … Continue reading

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Descending the Izoard

Here’s a clip of Kap from the Cycling Plus forum doing so last week. How much am I looking forward to it watching this? A whole heap. This is the hairpin section at the top And this is the straighter … Continue reading

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Cut-off times

The organisers have started adding more detail to the site now including a schedule of timings for the event here: http://www.letapedutour.com/2006/us/itineraire_horaire.html As I have already posted elsewhere: “I certainly am going to enjoy the moment as it’s something I’ve wanted … Continue reading

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Back in a groove

Put in a tidy 130km at an average of 26km/h on Sunday. As recommended by the osteopath, Dave Knight, I didn’t push it too much and came in the moment I started to feeel a twinge in my left calf. … Continue reading

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I, spanner

Saw an osteopath today who has figured out the root of my problem: lack of flexibility. so I’m on a strict diet of stretching to regain some. He reckoned I am only about 30% as flexible as I should be … Continue reading

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Sunday, day of rest

I’m sitting here on a glorious Sunday afternoon when really I should be out on the bike. There’s two explanations for this: 1. I am waiting for someone to turn up with our new cooker and install it. An annoyance, … Continue reading

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