Tag Archives: Merckx

Time to start saving

I’ve been dreaming for a while now of a new frame to replace the Merckx. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore the Merckx as a basic racing bike but part of me desires a really expensive flashy bike. I … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes, Components | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Road Racing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Towards redemption

If there is one way for the Tour to be in some way redeemed for its sins this year, then racing right to the final line in Paris is it. This is how the story should go: – The sprinter’s … Continue reading

Posted in Tour de France | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Race face #1: suffering

That’s me gasping for air like a fucked pike on dry land at Chertsey. More race pics here: http://www.londoncyclesport.com/editorialgallery/gallery.asp?uegn=176 That’s mainly people not looking quite as riced as me. Still it looks like I’m putting the effort in at least. … Continue reading

Posted in Road Racing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First race of the new season: same shoddy luck

I was hoping to be able to write something along the lines of “Went OK today, didn’t quite finish in the points but managed to stay up in the bunch” but sadly, and possibly predictably, it didn’t go according to … Continue reading

Posted in Road Racing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Merckx Racing: first impressions

Whippy is perhaps my first thought on describing the new bike. Not in the sense of flailing all over the place but in the sense of responsive to the touch and manoeuvrable. Light is the next thing thing that springs … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes, Product Reviews, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

(Wind) Resistance training

As I’ve said before, I don’t mind the rain and I can just about cope with the cold, but wind; well that’s another matter entirely. I utterly detest it; much, much more than I hate hills, punctures and even forcing … Continue reading

Posted in Training | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A timely ar-Rival

My new groupset is here at last! 20% off in the January sale meant there was no way I was going to miss the opportunity to bag the new SRAM Rival setup for the Merckx I’m having built up. Here … Continue reading

Posted in Components | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Merckx me up baby!

Well the classic shape Eddy Merckx frame was too big for me in the top tube. But the compact/sloping one wasn’t, so I now own an Eddy Merckx Race frame in black, silver and red. I’ve also ordered an SRAM … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment