It’s all starting to come together

It’s all starting to come together. The sun is out, it is getting warmer and this last week I felt strong. I don’t train, haven’t done for years but I do try to ride wisely. By wise I mean not over doing it. The golden rule is no more that 10% a max per week,…

You need a plan

Sometimes you need a plan. Last night, for instance, we just rode. It was a bit of a mess and I got the raw deal. My legs were hurting from the last few rides and I needed an easy session. I never expected to be out on this ride, hence my effort on Sunday. There…

Half a mile an hour faster!

I wrote earlier that I don’t do New Years resolutions. However, after my New Years Day cruise with my brother I went out with Will and got mullah’d. Since then I have been making and effort and this week rising at 5:30 am in the pitch black has actually been OK. I’ve had two rides…

Youth is better than old shoulders and good kit

We were going for a quick and short blast up to Truleigh Hill. It’s a lot of fun with a load of high speed corners and so short that we can ride fast. At least we think that we can. I have bought a bike for Will to try so I thought that I’d get…

Thanks Dave!

I started this week on good form. I can only conclude that there is more than just marketing hype to the recovery products that I have been using. I’ve taken a Zipvit protein recovery bar after every hard ride over the last few weeks and the next day I wake feeling normal (in my case…

All the gear – no idea

I am the man: swanky pure white North Wave Typhoon shoes, Kask Vertigo helmet and my trusty Wilier Cento Uno. He’s got to be quick…. One problem, I was not alone. Quick on your own is not the same as quick in company. Despite thinking that I had found form after Sunday’s ride all of…

What’s hardest?

I am often asked what I do. Road or off road? Both, all I really do is exercise, I’ll do anything to get my heart beat up, muscles pumping and mind drifting. Today I ran, not far but getting quicker. I was much quicker than last week but the trails were relatively firm better than…

To dangerous to ride…..

Its been cold for a long time and most of the local trails had an ice covering as the snow had been packed down by walkers and riders. In palces the ice was clear and solid. Last night the wind blew from the South and whislt it was still wintery cold it was well above…

Has it come to this?

What sort of a country do we live in? Winter arrives and it gets cold so what does the media do? It rants as if cold weather and snow are a news item. Then to make matters worse (especially for me as a retailer), shopping replaces snow as the number one news item. I woke…

Isn’t riding fun when you take it easy?

I felt terrible yesterday when I wimped out of riding in to work. The weather was terrible but when I was leaving it wasn’t raining. I came up with the excuse that I needed to go to Sainsbury’s. I went and only had two panniers worth of food and at 8pm the sky was clear…