The Cyclists List

Don't lie to me, every cyclist has one... It could be a new bike, a shiny new upgrade or some new kit. I know I always have a list of shiny new cycling stuff. New bikes come out every year, upgraded components get released and I can't help but look. But then I think, if... Continue Reading →

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First Ride

Will's got his new bike! A Specialized Tarmac. It didn't take long for him to fall in love with it. About 3 laps of the car park to be precise. We played around with the saddle height and position for a little bit to make sure he was happy and comfortable. Nothing worse than being... Continue Reading →

Bike Shopping

No, unfortunately, it's not for me. My friend Will has decided that he fancied a new bike. Last week was less riding and more looking. We decided that we'd go at the weekend and start looking at some different bikes. Obviously, Will had done some looking beforehand, sensible really. He had a rough idea of what... Continue Reading →

Hardtails

9 times out of 10 if I'm going out on the mountain bikes then my Santa Cruz Bronson, my full suspension bike, usually gets picked. However, on recent rides, I've been taking my Orange hardtail out for a spin. I love a good looking hardtail, especially ones with a good amount of travel up front.... Continue Reading →

The Weekend Ride: Sherwood Pines

I know, back here again, but it's definitely an easy place to go, especially at short notice. Well, I say short notice, I got a text from Josh staying that we should go out to pines but on the hardtails. Something we haven't done in a while. Especially as the bike was sitting in the garage... Continue Reading →

The Weekend Ride: Calverton

And then there were three of us. I've been trying to get Josh, my brother-in-law, to come out for a ride with myself and Will for a while. Josh and I usually go mountain biking but he also has a road bike which he uses for commuting. The starting point was my house and we... Continue Reading →

A Challenge Within A Challenge

When one challenge just isn't enough... About halfway through January, I decided that I would attempt to cycle 10 miles every day until the end of the month. My previous post was an update on how that was going. One evening I was doing my daily 10 miles on the rollers inside a nice warm... Continue Reading →

Mental Health

People often forget about their mental health. We all have it. Some struggle with ill mental health more than others, but we all have times where we can find a situation difficult. I am by no means an expert, and I consider myself to have relatively good mental heath, I'm simply writing this post based... Continue Reading →

Our Winter Bike Room

In my previous post, I mentioned that the Rollers are back out and that I've set myself a challenge of riding 10 miles each day. Over the Winter months, we tend to get both of our bikes set up indoors. At the back of our house, there is a small room off the kitchen which... Continue Reading →

The Return of the Rollers

When the weather is horrid outside but you still want to put some miles under your belt. Bring the bike indoors. I have two options when it comes to cycling indoors, three if you count the track. However, that takes a lot more time than the other two. I have a turbo trainer and a... Continue Reading →

First Few Miles of 2019

Wow! It's really cold! Yes, I was crazy enough last weekend to go for a quick ride. When I say quick, I don't mean fast, I mean we decided that around an hour was long enough to be cycling; and we decided that while we were on the ride. It was the first ride of... Continue Reading →

A Cyclists Christmas

Hopefully, everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year. I have to admit, I love Christmas. Not just because of the presents but because of the whole thing. The getting together with family and friends. Eating and drinking far too much. It's the one time of year that you can... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Start, New Targets

Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe that 2018 has been, come and gone. Looking back on my Strava, it's been a pretty good year for me. We'll ignore the mid-year crash... I was extremely pleased that I'd successfully managed to achieve my target of 1000 miles for the year. That may not seem like... Continue Reading →

The Weekend Ride: Newton

How quickly can you decide on which bike you're going to ride, where you're going to ride, plan the route and go? Turns out, reasonably quickly. Sunday morning, about 7 am. I glanced at my phone and noticed a Whatsapp message from Josh. We'd talked about going for a ride up at the local trail... Continue Reading →

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