Monthly Archives: December 2012

My Old Shoes


I got a new pair of Specialized cycling shoes for Christmas to replace my old commuting pair. Nothing too expensive, lightweight or super stiff, just bog standard SPDs, but my old shoes are Specialized too, so after the superb service … Continue reading

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My most embarrassing tumble?


I was on a short pass this morning so I decided to forego the club run for a solo ride. Passing  through the villages I saw a half dozen riders ahead. I caught them up, and as we were heading … Continue reading

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Strava, KOM Rankings and Hard Truths


My first 3rd cat race came as a shock. I had won my second 4th Cat race and thought I was unstoppable, my legs were on fire! I soon learned differently, I was good, but not that good. Competing against … Continue reading

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Peterborough Pocket Hills, Northwest Cambridgeshire


Route Stats: 319m climbing 31.5 miles / 50.7km http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2329505.html My children were bundled off to school and nursery amidst snow and excitement, while I was beginning to reconsider doing the day’s cycling plan. The snow turned back to sleet and … Continue reading

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