All downhill after the first climb

Posted on Sun 21 March 2010 in general • Tagged with 6nations, bike, cycling, manchester, rugby

Today I'm quite achey after Saturday morning's excursion to the top of Alderley Edge . Although the ride to the base of the climb was fairly easy the actual mile of steep ascent defeated me as well as the chain on Fliss' bike. By the time we got up to the …

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Start of Spring?

Posted on Mon 01 March 2010 in general • Tagged with bike, life

Giant Talon 1 Mountain BikeIn many ways February has been a bit of bumpy month, the sort when your never quite sure if your going to hit take-off speed for the year. Luckily it's a short month and this morning I cycled out into bright sunshine on my new …

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The power of the wheel

Posted on Fri 18 September 2009 in general • Tagged with bike, cycling

I suffered bike death last night on the way home. Thankfully the mechanical failure (which I heard) occurred about 1/2 a mile away from the house so I didn't have too far to push the bike. I'm not sure what failed but the rear wheel had a slightly eccentric …

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A few inches more

Posted on Mon 07 September 2009 in general • Tagged with bike, cycling

I adjusted the seat on my bike by a couple of inches over the weekend. I now have to come off my seat when I stop (or lean fetchingly against a support) but it certainly makes delivering power to the peddles easier. This as it turns out was useful for …

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