Monthly Archives: November 2009

London League 2009/10, round 9 Penshurst: glorious mud

This is always my favourite race of the London League season. The course is challenging, muddy and interesting which is always better than grassy parkland. It’s a proper offroad riding where handling matters and mine was really lacking through lack … Continue reading

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Fizik saddles advertising EPIC FAIL!

I don’t usually berate road cycling adverts for getting it wrong because I think the standard is so ridiculous across the entire industry, stretching from shamefully bad to well-intended disaster. I’ve never understood the obsessions with Tron pseudo-science and heritage … Continue reading

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Urban Cyclocross: Montmartre, Paris 1943 style

So there we were trying to invent Urban cyclocross and it turns out it the French invented it way back in the 1940s. Competitive Cyclist’s What’s New column flagged these two up from INA, the French national archive. retrouver ce … Continue reading

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Urban Cyclocross manifesto

Off the back of the Rollapaluza Hallowe’en Cross race, the seed of an idea which came up a while back has started germinating: Urban Cyclocross. So I would like to help get the idea into a reality. I know there’s … Continue reading

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Cyclocross training around Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common

So I’ve now got the new Ridley Crossbow set up as close to perfect as I can get, I’ve got no excuses for not training. Today I rode a nice loop that I think makes a half decent training ride … Continue reading

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