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Fly Paper

Fly Paper

Warm weather has arrived and with it the benefits of training in the sun. Also the downside as I become human fly paper, every insect seems to aim for my face. I suppose I can’t really complain I’ve spent so long asking for this weather. Training has gone well this last week, I did a […]


Starting Over

Starting Over

Keeping it brief as it’s late. Turns out Blogger thinks my blog looks like spam. Once that happens you then have to potentially wait days before the issue will be resolved. Much as I assume when they do get round to checking it’ll be fine I don’t like the idea of my blog vanishing because […]


The water is lovely

The water is lovely

Actually it isn’t. The weather we’ve had tis year means it’s still freezing and I can’t quite face heading off to the lake yet. I did at least get to swim in the sea in Spain which whilst not hot was warm enough. Ideally though I’d be swimming in the lake below. The local lake […]


Administrative Duty

Administrative Duty

Back from Spain and training, spending the evening recovering from the weekend and dealing with a few things on my to to do list, including a blog post. For a change I took a camera with me on my first day’s ride, a 90 minute warm up with a nice climb to the village of […]


Back to Spain

Back to Spain

Mostly packed already and with contact lenses this time. Back off for a second weekend’s training in Spain where the weather is supposed to be sunny and a warm 25C. Not that it’s been so bad here lately, bit wet at times, but finally warming up. I’ll get to try it out with a 2 […]


We’re the fast guys

We’re the fast guys

Or near enough. 9th overall, 3rd in my age group at this morning’s Duathlon. Not too shabby, but it was a pretty small field this year with more significant races drawing away a lot of entrants and the pissy weather putting people off. To roughly quote the conversation with my mate before the race start. […]


Pre-race Tedium

Pre-race Tedium

Excuse the random nature of this post, I’ve nothing specific to write about so this should be labelled under tedium. Third race of the season arrives this weekend, the Cambridge Duathlon. The photo above is from my first time at the race… No I didn’t buy it. It’ll be my third time doing it, though […]


Out with the old

Out with the old

A little early with my post-weekend blog. Right now I’m watching the London Marathon ‘highlights‘ and the rain out the window hoping that it’ll pass and I can sneak in a run. Otherwise it might be more time on the bike and really I’ve biked a lot lately and could do with a bit more […]


Now you must execute the “Pinky Move”

Now you must execute the “Pinky Move”

The difficult part of this is writing something when not much has happened and there’s not much going to happen. Effectively I’m reliant on the mundane events of my life actually being of interest to others… As such this post promises to be an exciting one. I’ve got straight into adjusting my road bike setup, […]


It was all a blur

It was all a blur

At least if you leave your contact lenses at home… I’d like to say how nice Spain looks, but to be honest I didn’t see it that well when out on my ride. It added a new dimension to descending too when you can’t pick out all the details. I should say my sight isn’t […]