Oooh! What should I wear?

If you have ever read any of these before you’ll probably be aware that I am more of a rider than a tech man. I am not that into the hardware but am into the riding just as long as my bikes are light enough and work perfectly. I have a Stages power crank, I…

It’s all in the numbers, or is it?

Last week the Wilier Performance Progress lab set up here at Quest Adventure to do some testing. In all five of us had our FTP (Functional Threshold Power) and lactate tolerance tested. Now I am not training for anything, however, all my life I have been fascinated by my body’s ability to perform. I can…

The real thing

For a while now we have been riding around the deserted streets of Worthing on a Tuesday evening. Over the winter it kept the legs going fast and provided some endurance interval work for the rest of the time. It was (is) a jolly. Lots of banter and few new misses and, with the exception…

Any more of this and I’ll end up mountain biking!

If you read my blogs you will probably be sick of my ever positive attitude to riding and the current conditions. Since my lay off I had written that, despite the weather, I had only ridden in dry conditions (road riding). Things have changed but not for the worse. The last three rides have started…

I can’t beleive it’s winter!

Some plans are destined to fail. For the last few years I have had a small winter riding group. The group consists of a bunch of riders that have more to their lives than just cycling and so an early start is essential. They are also willing to work so that the pace isn’t too…

Lap dancing– awesome! Who’d think it was winter?

Winter is usually the time for easy miles, cold wet days and all your effort goes into keeping your spirits up. That is usually, but this is winter 2014. Last night it was mild with a promise of rain for eight so the plan was changed and we swapped quiet country lanes for the streets…

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…

Autumn and motivation – Scott Addict inspires

What a morning? Joy of joys, this is the autumn. This is without doubt the best season of the year. Winter is grim. Spring never seems to arrive. Summer often disappoints. But autumn is magical. The day can start with a chill mist and frost and then be glorious in the sun at mid day….