Cycling conundrums

Cycling produces many conundrums. For instance, should I use my touring and heavy Ridgeback Panorama or the svelte super light Scott Addict 10? When pushing up a climb should you use that false flat at the top for recovery or use it to push on the get back the speed lost on the ascent? I…

First ride on the first day of a new year

Riding today was a no brainer. It was the first day of a new year. It was the day that I had been looking forward to since before my hernia op. There was a window in the weather between 7 and 10 am according to the BBC. All these things meant that when the alarm…

A different sort of ride

You can ride a bike whichever way that you want. There are road bikes, mountain bikes and everything else in between. The bike often dictates how you will ride. I wanted to do something different today. I wanted a relaxing trip and chose the commuter, it is a Ridgeback Panorama touring bike and I wanted…

Getting comfortable on my bikes

I have just fitted a Brooks B17 narrow saddle to my Ridgeback Panorama. This bike was perfect. It was set up like my road bike, it was like a full on grand tourismo, built for speed…. But it weighs 27lbs, 40lbs with panniers. So it is not a speed machine. It only felt comfortable because…