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Night before Epic Camp

Night before Epic Camp

A quick post as my aim is to finish this in the last 15 minutes of Grey’s Anatomy. Fly out to Epic Italy tomorrow afternoon, not yet packed, but I’ve got the day tomorrow to finish things off. Bike is cleaned and serviced and looking and shifting the best it has in ages. I’m pretty […]


Hung Over

Hung Over

That’s what it felt like this morning and having been teetotal for over 9 years now it’s not something I’m used to. Combination of soreness from the race and allowing myself to get a bit dehydrated later in the day. A simple mistake and I should know better… Provisional results are up for Beaulieu and […]


So called race report

So called race report

May be premature as I’m not sure on my times or my final position (6th across the line, but with 2 later waves there might have been someone who snuck ahead). Overall though the race was good, it’s left me walking like a cowboy and choosing my seats carefully, I’ve run out of Bodyglide and […]


Rained out/Wimped out

Rained out/Wimped out

Ok, so let’s get it out of the way. Back from the training camp and off to the Tour of Wessex. Day 1 and 2 weather was fine, day 3 pissing it down and strong winds. I didn’t take much convincing that it was too much for a ride and pulled out. People did ride, […]


Pins and Needles

Pins and Needles

Too tired to blog much. Currently at altitude at Font Romeu which has my heart rate up a little. Lots of riding at the front this week, holding power day after day far better than I thought I would. Unfortunately not getting much sleep here, might be the room, the weird little pillow, the noise […]


Circles of Hell

Circles of Hell

As I’ve been out on my bike in Berkshire and Hampshire I’ve come to think on matters of philosophy. Specifically I have made an update to the Circles of Hell from Dante’s Divine Comedy… It’s subtle, but I’ve substituted Highway Maintenance Planners for Simonists because I want to put them in close to Hell and […]


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 […]