Category Archives: Cycling

First puncture with new bike

Made a note in my diary on the way to work, simply says: “Bug**r”. Prior to choosing my new bike I naturally read several reviews on the internet. A common complaint was that the standard tyres fitted by ‘Specialised’ are … Continue reading

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Weekly commuting distance

With a modified route home I’ve managed to rack up what is probably a personal record of 104km ridden this week whilst commuting. Happily this was achieved without encountering any of the many rain showers that have plagued south London … Continue reading

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Nightrider Disappointment (somewhat tempered by having my new family at home!)

One week ago today my wife and my first child, Henry, was born.  He was expected to arrive somewhat earlier than June but was obviously worth the wait!  After four days in hospital I was allowed to bring my family … Continue reading

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My New Bike

I have finally managed to pick up my new bike. With less than a week until Nightrider I need to get used to it pretty quickly! Opting to utilise the ‘Cycle to Work‘ scheme offered by my employer will save … Continue reading

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Subsequent Shorter Ride

After riding 65km yesterday I woke up this morning with no particular aches or pains. In order to ensure the weekend constituted good training for Nightrider I used this lack of consequences from yesterday’s ride to motivate myself to get … Continue reading

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First Significant ‘Training’ Ride

After numerous ‘training’ rides (basically riding to work) I have finally got my bike out at the weekend for a measured ride of some distance.  As Nightrider is only three weeks away I thought it was about time! I started … Continue reading

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Turbo Trainer

Thanks to one kind user of freecycle, I am now in possession of a turbo trainer that should allow me to prepare well for Nightrider. Where is that photo?

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Nightrider!

I’ve never really considered undertaking any endurance cycling events before but the lure of riding 100km through the streets of London at night proved too tempting.  I have signed up to take part in Nightrider in June and I’m very excited!  I … Continue reading

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New Year, New Challenges

I am hoping that 2012 will be an excellent year for me both personally and in an adventurous-sense.  After a fairly quiet 2011, perhaps suffering somewhat from a post-Kilimanjaro malaise, my group of friends didn’t get up to an awful … Continue reading

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