Tag: road bike

Bike Shed Essentials

The lead image is my bike shed. There are many like it but this one is mine as the famous movie quote goes. An ever growing obsession with the sport has led to an accumulation of stuff over time from the metal signs on… Continue Reading “Bike Shed Essentials”

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”

New Wheels Day!

In all the reviews I read in magazines or watch online, there is usually one common theme – upgrading stock wheels will make a huge difference to the overall performance of the bike. My Hunt Bike Wheels order arrived this week and I was very excited….… Continue Reading “New Wheels Day!”

Birth Of An Obsession

The above picture, from my personal Instagram account, was posted 5 years ago today. I had just placed an order for my first bike since I was a teenager, a 2013 Specialized Sirrus Hybrid bike, and it frightened me to death. Rewind to the… Continue Reading “Birth Of An Obsession”

Progress Report – An Update

Yesterday, 19th July 2018, marked one year to the day since Adam and I set off for Paris on what turned out to be an amazing journey for both of us, both physically and mentally. That may sound mightily over the top but I… Continue Reading “Progress Report – An Update”

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….”

The Countdown Is On!

5 days ago I, randomly, spotted a post from Evans Cycles in my news feed on Facebook, it told me that there were 100 days until the Prudential Ride 100. The shock of that information led me to sharing it on Instagram. 100 days?… Continue Reading “The Countdown Is On!”

One Week On Tarmac

I’ve had my bike a little over a week, yet I’ve instantly seen dramatic improvements that come with a switch to a bike with a better specification. I went out on the Sunday with my pal Ben (a veteran of the Etape du Tour)… Continue Reading “One Week On Tarmac”

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!”