Monthly Archives: May 2013

NCRA Rockingham Series Race 4: Humiliation and Redemption


Today’s race started with a minor humiliation. Only two 2nd Cats had signed on so they were placed in the 3rd cat group. However, to balance the groups, any 3rds who hadn’t placed a top 10 finish in the previous … Continue reading

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Family bikes and why we don’t own one


The other week I had an opportunity to try out a couple of family style bikes at the St Neots Cycling Festival. Overall, I and my daughters enjoyed riding them, but it got me to wondering, why don’t we have … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Series Race 3 – not dropped


Base layers, winter gloves and leg warmers, all were on today. I wore my skinsuit just because it had long sleeves. It was cold, it was windy, but despite the Oklahoma black skies, at least the rain was holding off. … Continue reading

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Cyclists are inspiring


Cyclists can be inspiring folk. I know a lot of them and I’ve heard many tales and adventures of LEJOG’s / JOGLE’s, long distance charity rides across France and India, or even just completing a first century ride. Earlier this … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Series Race 2 – looking better


For the second race the weather was kinder and, after getting dropped last week, I was on a mission for redemption; I wanted to finish in the bunch. As if that wasn’t incentive enough, this week I had three club … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Series Race 1 – Dropped


I’ve got a stack of them lined up. Excuses that is. I’ve not been riding enough. I’ve had a cold. It was my first race of the year, I never do well in my first race. I had new shoes, … Continue reading

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A Bank Holiday Spin around Thetford Forest


It was my brother’s birthday over the Bank Holiday. He likes his mtb’ing, so we headed to Thetford Forest Park for a spin along the trails. Yes, that’s right, Thetford in Norfolk, on the edge of the Fens, where it’s … Continue reading

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