Hardtails

9 times out of 10 if I'm going out on the mountain bikes then my Santa Cruz Bronson, my full suspension bike, usually gets picked. However, on recent rides, I've been taking my Orange hardtail out for a spin. I love a good looking hardtail, especially ones with a good amount of travel up front.... Continue Reading →

A Quick Brake Change

Still not quite as quick as a Formula 1 pit stop. However, I think it's the quickest I've changed a set of brakes and discs on a bike. Oh and the handlebars for good measure. At the weekend, I received a text from Josh asking if I'd like to go for a quick blast around... Continue Reading →

The Weekend Ride: Sherwood Pines

I know, back here again, but it's definitely an easy place to go, especially at short notice. Well, I say short notice, I got a text from Josh staying that we should go out to pines but on the hardtails. Something we haven't done in a while. Especially as the bike was sitting in the garage... Continue Reading →

Mind Over Matter

The challenge between what your mind is telling you to do and what your body will let you do. Sometimes it's good to let the mind win, other times not so much. This time, it's about the mind winning. Throughout my January challenge, there were a few times that I could have easily not bothered... Continue Reading →

The Weekend Ride: Calverton

And then there were three of us. I've been trying to get Josh, my brother-in-law, to come out for a ride with myself and Will for a while. Josh and I usually go mountain biking but he also has a road bike which he uses for commuting. The starting point was my house and we... Continue Reading →

A Challenge Within A Challenge

When one challenge just isn't enough... About halfway through January, I decided that I would attempt to cycle 10 miles every day until the end of the month. My previous post was an update on how that was going. One evening I was doing my daily 10 miles on the rollers inside a nice warm... Continue Reading →

Mental Health

People often forget about their mental health. We all have it. Some struggle with ill mental health more than others, but we all have times where we can find a situation difficult. I am by no means an expert, and I consider myself to have relatively good mental heath, I'm simply writing this post based... Continue Reading →

Our Winter Bike Room

In my previous post, I mentioned that the Rollers are back out and that I've set myself a challenge of riding 10 miles each day. Over the Winter months, we tend to get both of our bikes set up indoors. At the back of our house, there is a small room off the kitchen which... Continue Reading →

The Return of the Rollers

When the weather is horrid outside but you still want to put some miles under your belt. Bring the bike indoors. I have two options when it comes to cycling indoors, three if you count the track. However, that takes a lot more time than the other two. I have a turbo trainer and a... Continue Reading →

Picture or Personal Best?

So, here's the scenario. You're out and about on the bike. You're feeling good. The weather is great. You're enjoying a lovely cycle along a country road where you know there is a Strava segment. But, at the same time, you notice a fantastic photo opportunity with a fantastic view that could only be improved... Continue Reading →

First Few Miles of 2019

Wow! It's really cold! Yes, I was crazy enough last weekend to go for a quick ride. When I say quick, I don't mean fast, I mean we decided that around an hour was long enough to be cycling; and we decided that while we were on the ride. It was the first ride of... Continue Reading →

A Cyclists Christmas

Hopefully, everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year. I have to admit, I love Christmas. Not just because of the presents but because of the whole thing. The getting together with family and friends. Eating and drinking far too much. It's the one time of year that you can... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Start, New Targets

Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe that 2018 has been, come and gone. Looking back on my Strava, it's been a pretty good year for me. We'll ignore the mid-year crash... I was extremely pleased that I'd successfully managed to achieve my target of 1000 miles for the year. That may not seem like... Continue Reading →

Winter is Coming…

You can tell winter is on its way, the nights are drawing in, temperatures are dropping and rain won't stop falling. Don't get me wrong, I love autumn and winter. When it's cold, wet and miserable outside and you're inside all snuggled up on the sofa with a roaring fire going. Perfect. But that's the... Continue Reading →

Charity Ride: The Ride

Hopefully, many of you will have seen that I will be taking part in my longest sportive ever and to celebrate it I shall be raising money for charity. I thought I would let you guys know a few more details of the ride that will be causing my legs to cycle for 100 miles.... Continue Reading →

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