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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 […]


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 […]