Tag: bike

Project Commute

While Adam has been putting the finishing touches to the Charge Plug single speed that he bought, I have been looking for a similar project. Adam found a completely unloved Charge going for a decent price and set to work turning it into a… Continue Reading “Project Commute”

Life After Lockdown

As some of our European friends get their first taste of the outdoors in many weeks I guess it was inevitable that my mind should start to consider what life will be like post lockdown, from the children returning to schools to my own… Continue Reading “Life After Lockdown”

Another Year Older…

Yesterday I turned 42. It’s not a number that is celebrated outside of fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy but I was determined, as with most previous birthdays, to get out on my bike and prove to myself that 42 is really quite an… Continue Reading “Another Year Older…”

Upgrading Old Faithful

One of the by-products of buying a set of new wheels is that you end up with a set of wheels that suddenly aren’t doing very much. I had this very scenario, with a decent set of DT Swiss wheels from my Specialized so… Continue Reading “Upgrading Old Faithful”

Ride 100 – A Reflection

On Sunday just gone, I stood at the Olympic Park in Stratford with thousands of other cyclists waiting to start the 2018 incarnation of the Prudential Ride London 100 mile sportive. Despite the dullened skies and the ever increasing rain, spirits were high and… Continue Reading “Ride 100 – A Reflection”

Countdown Is Progressing….

…..you’re old if you catch that pop reference. Today I went to a kids 5th birthday party, the worrying thing for me was that it was my own child’s party. Zac turns 5 tomorrow and I’m not sure how that has happened. To see… Continue Reading “Countdown Is Progressing….”

New Bike Day!

A few weeks back I wrote a post about now being the best time to buy a new bike because there are a lot of discounts about on 2017 models. This week, I finally took my own advice! I had been looking at the… Continue Reading “New Bike Day!”

I’m Official!

I’d been itching to get back out on my bike since we got back from holiday so I braved the cold weather on Saturday morning and went for a short, 20 mile ride. It was an absolutely stunning morning, the neck tube/winter cap/toe covers… Continue Reading “I’m Official!”

Antigua Break Sans Bike

I’ve always been very fortunate to have decent holidays and this February half term is no different. 10 of us, my family and my in laws, have jetted off to Jolly Beach in Antigua for some much needed sunshine. You may think that may… Continue Reading “Antigua Break Sans Bike”

After The Rains….

I followed up my first ride of 2018 with another one the weekend after. In my experience it’s foolish to try to go too far too soon so I kept the distance to a relatively short 20 miles on roads that I knew well.… Continue Reading “After The Rains….”