Monthly Archives: February 2007

Farewell then, fat lad!

So Jan Ullrich has announced his retirement: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2007/feb07/feb26news2 (Incidentally cyclingnews.com is one of the best sources of cycling news out there) Who now will us amateurs look to for inspiration when we suffer with our “winter weight issues”? This legion … Continue reading

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First race of the new season: same shoddy luck

I was hoping to be able to write something along the lines of “Went OK today, didn’t quite finish in the points but managed to stay up in the bunch” but sadly, and possibly predictably, it didn’t go according to … Continue reading

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Splash of birthday cash

Yesterday was my birthday: 31 and, in theory, about to enter my racing prime for the Grand Tours. I wish it was the case, sadly nothing is further from reality. So I took advantage of Rapha’s sample sale – which … Continue reading

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Le Tour de Cheval

My mate Dave sent me this. It’s one of the greatest bizarre moments in the history of Le Tour:

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Fitting training to work

Unless you are lucky enough to ride your bike professionally or can afford not to have to go to work, fitting in training can prove a real challenge. The more responsibilities you acquire, the harder it becomes to find the … Continue reading

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UK Etape route/inscriptions announced

I’m very much up for this, so I’ll be using every wile I can to get a place. There’s a huge number from my club who are also up for it and there’s talk of trying to get a club … Continue reading

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“The last 20 are downhill…”

As Rich, a fellow London Dynamo who rode last year’s Etape and who I saw out on a sunday ride yesterday, pointed out. I had been fretting that 196km is an awful long way to train for, even though it’s … Continue reading

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Stay loose on the bike

One of the things I’ve been really focusing on so far this year is my position on the bike. Not just the whole cyclefit experience of dimensions and angles but also the whole area of how I position myself when … Continue reading

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End of January : a good basis to work from

This time last year the most I had managed was a ride to Box Hill and back in about 4 hours and a total of about 80km for my longest ride. This year I’ve been out almost every Sunday since … Continue reading

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Merckx Racing: first impressions

Whippy is perhaps my first thought on describing the new bike. Not in the sense of flailing all over the place but in the sense of responsive to the touch and manoeuvrable. Light is the next thing thing that springs … Continue reading

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