Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Bianchi Boys

So this was the post when I was going to rib Chris Moore about his choice of bike. To cut a long story short, having spent most of his spare time in an Evans store he had finally whittled his choice of … Continue reading

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Weekend Training Kicks In

The clear weekend loomed. I needed to use this free time to get training in earnest as the days and weeks are whooshing by. I had followed the weather forecast avidly over the preceding days so waking to pouring rain on Saturday morning … Continue reading

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Jim gets in the game

Guest Post From Jim Albert After opting to not put my name in for Mont Ventoux, as I was quite concerned about the level of training required, imagine my shock at walking into the board room and Peter saying “congratulations, … Continue reading

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How Difficult……etc. Part 3

I’ve had the Jamis Ventura Race for over a week now. Notwithstanding the pedal issues it’s actually an easy bike to ride, its light and the gear shifting is pretty smooth. I have found though, that I get lower back pain after … Continue reading

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New Bike – The Worst Possible Start

My new performance machine the Jamis Ventura Race looks magnificent – at least to my untrained eyes. Too nervous to ride straight from the shop I bundled it into the back seat of the Jag (front wheel in the boot). Not sure the leather seats … Continue reading

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How Difficult Can It Be To Choose A Bike? Part 2

So a Trek 2.1 (those Americans know how to come up with alluring brand names don’t they?) is my bike of choice (now). However, we find out that there is a cycle to work scheme but the bikes have to … Continue reading

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It’s All Spin

On first meeting Dave Froy, my new best Friend at Evans cycles, he looked slightly concerned at my er robust frame (I think he even described me as a heavier rider later in our conversation) and asked if I had had a medical … Continue reading

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How Difficult can it Be To Choose A Bike? Part 1

So if I am to undertake this marathon  cycling challenge I need a new bike. This surely must be a simple case of asking experts at my local bike shop, giving them a budget and choosing from their shortlist. Wrong.  I … Continue reading

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Make Hay Before The Sun Shines

Forecast for the weekend is for a dry Saturday and a wet and windy Sunday so if I am going to get any time in the saddle it has to be Saturday morning. I promised the family I would cook them a … Continue reading

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A New Madness

Being a bloke I always need something shiny and new to focus on. For some blokes it is a project like building a patio or brewing beer in the garden shed. For others is could be a new gadget; an … Continue reading

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