Tag Archives: 2010

London Cyclocross League 2010/11 Round 5 Herne Hill

It would have been a great day to race, sadly I didn’t make it. Went downstairs to fetch the Ridley and discovered the hubs had seized. PANIC! After much trying to figure out what was wrong, I just prayed and … Continue reading

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London Cyclocross League 2010/11 Round 3 Hog Hill

(Picture by Cross Crazy) I only got lapped once. I didn’t come last. I beat Rene and TeeCee. But for a mechanical I would have beaten my bearded nemesis. Andy Waterman reckons Hog Hill is rubbish for cyclocross: “Hog Hill … Continue reading

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London Cyclocross League 2010/11 Round 2 Happy Valley Park

Matt at The Inner Ring has recently posted about Why he hates cyclocross as a spectator and Scott over on Velocast has replied with his reasons to love cyclocross as an activity, So I’m adding to the mix with why … Continue reading

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After the climb, the descent

It sits there in the hallway, untouched. It pleads with me every time I pass it, but I ignore it. I ignore it as long as I can. But there comes a point where you have to take the bike … Continue reading

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Etape du Tour survival: Key times and distances guide

Here’s something I ran up for the event and which I’ll be taping to my top tube on the day. It’s a cut out and stick on guide to the key distances, times and locations for the day. It should … Continue reading

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Etape du Tour survival: Your clothing and kit

So we’ve done the bike, now to deal with the other big area of equipment: what to wear for the big day. The most important elements to get right are those that will have most contact during the ride: shorts … Continue reading

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Etape du Tour survival: Your bike

So it’s about six weeks away now and most people have done a handful of long tough sportives to get in shape. I’ve been battering out the bike time with a mix of riding in the Surrey Hills (usually a … Continue reading

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My Rapha Spring/Summer 2010 wishlist

The big headline is Rapha for Women at last! Obviously my first response is to make a list of the things I want. The lightweight jersey in light blue would be nice if I’m doing the Etape this year (of … Continue reading

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Worst professional kit of 2010: Footon-Servetto-Fuji

I am reliably told that nude and flesh tones are the most happening colours in fashion this season. My friend Lance Woodman pointed me in the direction of this fashion hate crime. I hereby declare the competition for the worst … Continue reading

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More rubbish professional kits for 2010: Astana and Quick-Step

First up, Astana. I think we can dispatch this one pretty quickly. Is there anything good to say about it? The visual branding is weaker than last year even if the logos are less confused. That’s about as good as … Continue reading

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