…..you never forget

“It’s like riding a bike, you never forget”. I’m finding that that’s not strictly true but that might depend on what you’re doing. When I’m out on Frankie I everything is copacetic, Betsy is another thing altogether . I’ve said before how wonderful and flattering the Specialized Amira is and the confidence I have putting…

Nutrition.

We’ve heard all the tropes about nutrition, when I was a kid it was very easily summed up with “ you are what you eat”. Unless you’ve been asleep for the last 20 years there’s been an explosion in the health supplement market. Generally I try and have a healthy outlook, I’m fortunate to have…

Dhb Aeron bib-shorts review.

  No matter how well the bike fit or how geometrically accurate the saddle, discomfort on the bike isn’t something that you should have to tolerate, the problem is the array of bib shorts, pad designs, fabric types and then on top of all of that is problem that the industry don’t use the same…

Analgesic.

Last night over cocktails somewhere, sandwiched between the conversation about creeping menopause and questions about how my flat is coming along there was the cycling conversation. The group as a whole are split, two of my friends, both doctors are really interested in how I’m getting along and if it’s actual physical improvement or my…

Pain.

I hope that posts like this aren’t too frequent. This is the second day in a row that I’ve not ridden. Since my Monday I haven’t really slept that well. Firstly being single I have the joy of having a double bed all to myself unless you count the bottom corners which is generally occupied…

Newton.

Newton tells us all we need to know about equal and opposite reactions. In cycling terms I put in a lot of effort and I get a slight buzz when I better my last personal record on a given segment in Strava. After all Sunday’s were invented so that you can use the quiet roads…

Frankie.

Cycling is fun, it’s a great way to get about town and a fixie has a certain flair that my road bike will never have. My Specialized Amira is a wonderful thing and as pretty to look at as it is beautiful to ride, but as with many things vintage has a certain style that…

Relax.

…..while it looked flat it had a nasty little 4% climb that was just under 1k long the road was actually called Church Hill.

Accident.

If I think about my crash, and I know it’s a cliché but it really did happen in slow motion. We take things for granted in some regard, I assumed that cars, while they might stick their noses out annoyingly into bike lanes most of the time they will stop. This time it not only didn’t stop

Strava.

Some people really don’t like Strava, personally I love it, I’m even a premium member and there’s a cool little plugin call Stravistix which gives added lovely statistics. I love the numbers I love little PR icons that come up when you’ve beaten your best time along a given segment, I even have one trophy…

Fractured.

I needed to loosen the hex tensioner on my left pedal  because repeated clipping and unclipping at lights was straining my ankle; I can’t track stand, I also lack the core strength to get no handed and still pedal with this riding setup. I’d come home after a London rush hour dash through Putney and…

Beginnings.

The day the stabilisers’ came off was an amazing day, I came home with from the park covered in bruises and scabs after falling off a few times