Why Women Run

Somewhere there’s a chap behind a desk in a bike business wondering why women won’t buy the premium rate bikes in the same way men do and I don’t understand how he doesn’t understand. It’s not that women won’t ride, I dare say at some point in the 10 years the short journey market will…

My favourite Metric

The power meter market is growing as more of us take up the tech to improve our riding data capture and understanding of how we ride. I’ve used both single sided Stages which give a very basic wattage output and the common misconception is that this relates to your strength on a bike, it doesn’t,…

Chris Froome.

  As always with the tour conversation will always go to doping, there’s no way for one second that I think Contador at his age can be that competitive when all the science dictates that he should be on the decline, and that guy from Drapac, that used to be Garmin slipstream that dopey David…

Special Liez. Calling bullshit.

This is quite a painful rant to write as I turn my back on Specialized, anyone who’s read this blog know how much I love their bikes, how much I bought into their Rider First Engineering and how much I value their investment in things like ReTul and their support of cycling but now it…

I want to be a Grimpeur

The effects of not riding on my fitness are tragic, I’m sure there must be long term respiratory suppressant effect to the amount of pain medication I’ve been taking, my body feels lazy and on the trainer that estimated 20 min delay in your cardio system to catch up with the work of your biomechanical…