Road Trip!!! Isle of Skye

March 8th, 2009

With a spare weekend i had to fill it with a road trip... Isle of Skye has been given some amazing reviews so why not.. The plan was simple.. leave midnight Thursday.. get there for about 8am to give me full day to ride and look around.. then ride saturday and come home sunday... i was open minded as to the riding i would find there i was just more concerned about getting some map reading pract..

A whole month

March 8th, 2009

...since my last post. very slack on my part but not as i have been lazy or had nothing to blog about.. the exact opposite.. i have been training and riding every minute spare. With so much riding comes all the associated prep time... cleaning of kit, cleaning of bikes, fixing of bikes etc etc etc anyone that rides or does any similar activity knows that to get in a good 2 hour session usual..

Hit the North 1.5

February 8th, 2009

Most races these days take meticulous planning and organisation... they usually involve a few hours drive and having to carry everything you may need just in case so when a race drops onto your doorstep even if it isn't your prefered distance then it would be foolish to turn down the chance to put a number on and stretch the legs.. The Hit the North race was a 2 hour affair... set on a short 3 ..

Early starts

February 1st, 2009

This week has been the first week of base... the hours have gone up and so has the intensity.. Long session on the turbo kicked off the week... followed by heavy weights sessions with low reps... hilly rides... hil reps and long slow ride to finish. This would of been a hard enough week but long hours at work and a few early starts upped the intensity.. Grace was on a training course so wedn..

Stiffness and weight

January 19th, 2009

“What does it weigh?” is a common question about any bike. Bike weights are an obsession to some and important to us all. But I’ve never been asked about the stiffness of our frames, it’s something that’s much harder to quantify and to be honest there isn’t really an easy answer. Itâ€â„..

Genesis Bikes 2009

January 18th, 2009

It is official... i am super pleased to say that i will be supported by GENESIS Bikes for 2009 in whatever stupid endeavours i can get myself involved in...in fact thats exactly what they want from me. The deal is this... i get the bikes, the kit, the spares and emails of kind words telling me how much they love me and in return i have to put their bikes in the stupidest places that i can imagi..