Monthly Archives: September 2007

Caught in the ‘cross fire

Argh, it’s an itch I can’t scratch – I’ve been caught up in the rush to try cyclocross and I’m trying to resist buying another bike. I can’t afford it (I’ve just impulse bought a new SRAM Rival groupset for … Continue reading

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Are you sure that’s my point?

I seem to have scored a point. According to the officials I finished 9th at Hillingdon last weekend. I’m fairly certain I didn’t but I’m not going to complain about my one point’s worth of recompense for the season thus … Continue reading

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Oooh, look! Hills!

Some time back in July I went up a lot of big hills in the Pyrenees. You may remember me writing about it. It now seems distinctly possible that I haven’t actually been up hills in earnest since then. On … Continue reading

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Last race of the season – Hillingdon

First let’s get formalities over and done with – no I didn’t score a point, yes I did enjoy myself. Last race of the series and there were a few friendly faces to race with, in particular “wee” Scott and … Continue reading

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Too much caffeine (and still no points)

I’m not sure how many cups count as “too many” in the UCI’s books but I can confirm that drinking one eight-cup cafetiere in two large mugs is definitely more than is sensible first thing on a Saturday morning before … Continue reading

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Puy de Dome

This sign, at the bottom of the climb tells you everything that you need to know and fear about this legendary monument to cycling’s greatest names. Like Le Mont Ventoux it dominates the countryside around it and is steeped in … Continue reading

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