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16Mar

New kit day

Only 4 days to my first ever Mallorca training camp and I needed a few new essentials. It looks as if I’m a bit of a Castelli fan….
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09Mar

Should I get a power meter?

The short answer is yes, if you want to get the most out of your cycling. But please read about my experience and how I’ve come to this conclusion, I’m not an expert and I still have loads to learn. My first two years cycling were spent training as hard as I could and measuring […]
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07Mar

We seem to have added another sportive…

It started as it often does, with an email from my cycling buddy “what do you think about this?” Now we have places in the official 2019 UCI World Championship Sportive. Riding the same roads as the professionals is going to be a great experience but we have our first 24hr ride the weekend before…
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16Feb

Not feeling it…

It’s not always possible to be at your best, today was one of them. For several days I’ve had a cough and today I was struggling to breathe on the climbs. So it became a steady ride and a coffee stop. We tried a new cafe in Uppingham, Scandimania Coffee House, they were very welcoming […]
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02Feb

Alpe du Zwift

Third time lucky? I’ve joined this Pack ride twice before and both times I’ve had problems about half way through, the first time I had to have the crank bearings checked and the second time my turbo glitched after a stop and I was spinning as fast as I could to only generate 200 watts. […]
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02Feb

2019 Cycling Plans

There’s snow on the ground so we all need some motivation to go and sit on the turbo in the garage…. Here’s my current plans for the year although that could all change if I’m lucky enough to join a UCI World Team for the year 😉 Mallorca training camp 20-24 March 2019 Bucket List […]
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09Jan

My first training camp

We’ve only gone and booked a training camp in Mallorca…. After last years adventures in La Marmotte Nick, my cycling buddy, and I agreed we would stay in the UK in 2019 and focus on a few of the harder sportives and do a coast to coast in a day. However….. Nick forwarded an email […]
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17Nov

Winter Gym Sessions

I’ve joined the gym to try to increase my ftp by a few watts over the winter, I’m currently at 203 but want to get to 250 for next year, only looking for a 25% improvement, how hard can that be? I’m lucky that my daughter is studying sports science at Sheffield Hallam University and […]
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30Mar

Where is my fitness?

So the large work contract has finished and I can now start the proper training for La Marmotte 2018, the Strava fitness and freshness chart shows where we I am starting from, not where I wanted it to be but about a month ahead of last year. Let’s hope I can maintain that slope 😉
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24Mar

How I got my dream bike

So it turned out the Fuji was too small… I need a bike urgently. I’ve seen a Cervello S3 at Road Cycle Exchange, let’s go and have a look. Oh dear, its had a hard life with a cycling holiday guide and not what I wanted. But I’ve always wanted a Pinarello Dogma F8, is […]
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20Mar

Double Header

So, I tried two rides on the same day to see how that felt. Second ride was on the new Fuji with power meter fitted, some really useful data but didn’t feel comfortable on the bike so will need to make some adjustments…
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16Mar

Back on the road

I need to love climbing so lets start with some hill repeats… This was hard, after a 30 min ride to some local hills I did 3 climbs on each before heading home.
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24Feb

N+1

  • On 24/02/2018
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Just picked up a new Fuji Transonic 1.3 2016. The Transonic is the culmination of years of aero engineering in the A2 Wind Tunnel that first yielded Fuji’s Track elite and the Norcom Straight. The Transonic is a no-compromise pursuit of speed with control, achieved through optimum stiffness and stable steering geometry. In addition to […]
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