Monthly Archives: August 2007

Feeling fat and out of shape

I’ve not been doing much other than racing and training a bit since the Etape. With my weird work hours I’ve been feeling knackered so I have laid off training as I’m a firm believer that it’s a good idea … Continue reading

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How wet was Hillingdon?

(Picture by Dennis Sackett – http://www.dgs-photography.co.uk for Londoncyclesport.com) I finished 11th, my best finish of the season. Unfortunately it’s one outside of the points and, with only 13 starters, I should have done considerably better by my own expectations. Maybe … Continue reading

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No points, no falls

I hate headwinds. actually, I hate any winds, with the honourable exception of the tailwind. Being built somewhat “square-rigged”, to borrow a sailing term, I catch a lot of wind no matter where I hide in a bunch. I’m gettnig … Continue reading

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Rules of the road, according to Rapha

Nice article on bicycling.com about how to dress properly for road riding, by Simon Mottram of Rapha: http://sittingin.bicycling.com/2007/08/wear-it-well.html Obviously that still doesn’t explain why his own company offers black socks in its catalogue. I own a pair, very useful for … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t get away, keep digging

Back into the groove of Hillingdon criterium racing this week. None of the youngsters were about so I thought I’d use the opportunity to have some fun and put in some big digs. Let a few people wind it up … Continue reading

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