In a moment of spontaneity (read madness) I have decided to record a podcast. Trust me, that’s not as easy as it sounds. I’ll need equipment, an understanding of things I currently don’t use and most importantly, I’ll need guests. … Continue reading What is the one thing I have in common with Louis Theroux?
It’s a long story how I came to own a Roubaix Comp 2022 so soon after their release, and the short version is due to warranty issues I had with the previous 2020 Comp model. I had started early bike … Continue reading Specialized Roubaix Comp 2022 – What It’s Really Like
Every now and then one of us gets the crazy idea to cycle somewhere afar and the next thing I know it’s early in the morning and I am outside their house waiting to set-off. That was Saturday and on … Continue reading Oxford by Bike – Another 130 mile + Ride
Cooking would be much easier, if I knew what I was doing! Continue reading My Mindful Chef Experience
The Danube or the Rhine? That’s at the heart of the matter and something that needs to be agreed upon if I am going to make any real progress with my planning. You see, I’ve been wanting to undertake a … Continue reading A Cycle Touring Confluence
It really isn’t about the bike Continue reading 8 Things I Wish I Knew About Cycling When I Started
If you have experienced a pretty crappy year and one that impacted you personally, whether because of COVID or any other reason, I’m sorry to hear that. Whilst I have come out of the year so far unscathed compared to … Continue reading Why 2020 Was A Great Year
I can honestly say that I am amazed I didn’t crash at this point as there were a number of times I was jolted away from a hedge at the side of the road by a shot of adrenalin at the last minute. At one point I even had to slap myself on the face! Continue reading My First 307.64 km Bike Ride
I had been wanting to do this for exactly six years. I know that because it was in 2014 that I bought my Specialized AWOL touring bike with the specific purpose of taking up a different style of riding. Since … Continue reading Bike Packing The Isle of Wight
I’ve ridden my Roubaix through the depths of winter, over every wet badly surfaced road in the area, and through beautiful countryside on hot sunny days on 100 mile+ rides. I’ve now got a good idea what this bike is … Continue reading What I really think of the New Specialized Roubaix Comp
When you roll into Cheddar from the south you would be forgiven for feeling a little bit disappointed by what greeted you for the climb.. Especially one that Cyclist Magazine included in their top 100 in the world. Cheddar is the home of the famous caves, home to Britains oldest complete skeleton estimated to be over 9,000 years old. With all that history and heritage, you think it would have worked a little harder to resist the bright acrylic shop-fronts that framed the kebab shops, sweet shops and frankly other tat that on this COVID19 Saturday fortunately remained closed and … Continue reading The Gorge!
It’s amazing what level of nerd you become once you have bought something. The little things you wish you knew before doing so, as well as the bits of knowledge that you acquire along the way all make the whole … Continue reading Your First Turbo Trainer
It might seem a bit premature to be talking about the highlights for 2020 whilst coming to the end of March, but it is a good time to mention that I am now going to update the gallery for the … Continue reading 2020 Highlights
As I dived between puddles, holes and deep ridges in the track, the open bi-way in front of me just pulled me further and further along. Stopping only for photographs and, as you can see, nerd like levels of documenting on the GoPro, I felt like a child out in the 70’s with no care in the world Continue reading Fosseway Fun
How riding my luck means I now ride a great smart trainer from Tacx. The Tacx Flux 2 Continue reading Tacx Flux 2 – Review