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Going without

The last seven days have been lousy for training. The edge might have gone off my fitness a bit and I’ve been suffering from extreme tiredness as well, making it doubly hard to get out on the bike. I was … Continue reading

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Balanced scales?

I really am very close to winging my bathroom scales out the window. My weight is never the same on the blasted things meaning I’ve been everything from 76kg to 71kg in the last week alone. How on earth am … Continue reading

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The ride before Christmas

I couldn’t let myself reach Christmas without getting out into the Surrey Hills for the Sunday club ride so, on Christmas Eve, I dragged myself out of bed and down to Hampton Court Bridge to take a measure of my … Continue reading

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Another week, another cold

Having spent most of the last two weeks feeling exhausted and not sleeping properly my body has finally kicked me in the arse and succumbed to the cold virus doing the rounds. Of course it waited until Friday evening to … Continue reading

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There’s wet and there’s wet

Yes, I enjoy riding in the rain usually but this weekend’s torrential downpours were just a little beyond my abilities. When I looked out on Saturday the rain was clattering against my window and I headed back to the duvet … Continue reading

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One good half

The right side of my body seems to be working fine and coming along nicely, shame the same can’t be said for my left. If it was just the one thing that was troubling me then I could rest it … Continue reading

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Pushed all the way

“One more rider in the second group, it’s not going to go too fast.” “OK, I’ll go.” I pipe up and set off for the toughest session in quite some time. I got hauled round on the first lap until … Continue reading

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Legs like a bag of spanners

I haven’t done anything more than ride gently all week simply because I still haven’t recovered properly from last Sunday’s brutalising. Either I’m still exhausted or my body has given in. I’m trying to figure out which race I should … Continue reading

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