Why cycling needed Lance Armstrong.

  This should have been posted yesterday but, sadly, due to some comments from some sexist insulting idiots that needed responding to I’m posting this today. I said that cycling needed Armstrong and I stand by that and here’s why. If we understand the amount of doping in the peloton during that period in cycling…

Contradictions on doping.

  My view on doping in sport is pretty unforgiving. If you get caught you get a life time ban, there should be legal recourse for sponsors to recover any money in the same way the US Postal are pursuing Armstrong. You should have your ability to make money from a sport that you have…

I totally bonked out.

Yesterday was another back test day and I totally spanked it, yet again it’s all relative. My body hurts today but I knew it would, I knew I was riding longer than my training plan, my osteopath and the musculoskeletal specialist would like but it was a beautiful day and needed to push myself because…

Open letter to Simon Mottram CEO of Rapha.

Dear Mr Mottram, Simon, this week you launched the Canyon women’s kit in a male block so that the men can support the female sport. Sorry, you didn’t do that at all. You launched the women’s kit for men to milk the market for every penny you can get and you try and dress it…

Welcome to the twilight zone.

Thursday’s ride was going to be a bit of punt, I’d finally wangled a bit of time in my diary to do a 50k effort and test my back and go somewhere different. The ride was great, mainly flat and I found that the road around Kew Gardens is lovely to ride, you really can…

Back Test

With renewed confidence in my lower back and after a rest day I was feeling rather confident in my new found lower back strength around my weak point when I headed off for my morning ride yesterday. I don’t ride up anything that I would call either steep, long if I put it in the…

Progress

Returning to riding has been a struggle and my smashed up body hurts in various places from my legs to my lungs and everything in-between, add to this my aversion to being put back in a wheelchair by and idiot in a metal missile, mentally I was a bit like a rabbit in the headlights….

Ex Duris Gloria

I’ve been poking fun at The Rapha Army for quite some time. I’ve emailed them, I’ve prodded them through social media and I’ve scoffed at their 170cm block size for women which basically ignores the comfort of taller women riders. I should say before I get cracking in the name of openness I’m a Rapha…

A new way of training.

  This morning was supposed to be a 60k effort at a set wattage based on my training zones which in turn are based on my Functional Threshold Power gained by doing a Wattbike FTP test yesterday. I thought it would be easy after all I’ve been riding to a set cadence and in my…

Going Zonal.

If you look about the internet and you have an interest in cycling you’re bound, sooner or later to hear the name WATTBIKE.  If you’re not aware these static bikes they’re designed to make you suffer, you won’t enjoy using it, you’ll be in pain while you use it, and if done correctly you may…