I’ve been sticking to the plan like glue and yesterday completed a 76km ride – my longest ever. I’m so pleased with the progress, a little over a year ago I had a mental block with riding over 35km on my own and here I am now churning out 75! I’m doing 100 in a … More Sticking to the plan
(I’m too tight to pay for a business plan on WordPress so have mapped my last route as best as I can using a badly drawn line on an OpenStreeMap map. It’s a bit rubbish, If I can’t find a better way to share routes I’ll certainly try and up my line drawing game, but … More Saddle Sore and Saddle Sores
(I didn’t post anything last week because I was tired and grumpy and had nothing nice to say about anything. Feeling better this week because the sun came out.) I’ve seen a lot of chatter on social media recently about greeting other cyclists. I like to wave and say “Good Morning” as I pass people … More Hello Wavy Davy
Last week I set off on my first 50km solo ride – I’d ridden 50km before but never seemed to get over 35 when out by myself. Since I”m planning to do 100km later this year I really need to start increasing my distance/time on the bike which means I need to take longer solo … More First Solo Fifty
My son rides horses and I ride bikes. We were recently discussing the availability of kit and found we were both moaning about the same thing, how we were the minority gender within our chosen sports (at an amateur leisure rider level) and felt that there was an imbalance in availability of kit for men … More Mens, Ladies, Unisex
I see some brands as gatekeepers, keeping the fatties out. This brand was keeping that gate well and truly locked. … More What size?
I like to read about food and because I also like to ride my bike I like to read about eating and cycling. Or, to say it the sporty way, fuelling. When I was a kid the only kind of sports nutrition you could get was a Mars bar – “helps you work, rest and … More Fuel
What a depressing weigh in! Weight on not off. It’s no surprise, cheesecake, wine, constant snacking. I’m calling it water under the bridge, or snacks under the belly. Draw a line and treat today as a fresh day. It’s funny as I’ve reached the point in any weight loss attempt where I usually give up … More Argh!
I fell sideways in slow motion, hitting the ground hip first. It’s funny how I worry so much about falling off my road bike, being unable to unclip my feet in order to save myself and when it happened for real, whilst wearing trainers, I made no effort to take my feet off the peddles. … More Planning a Metric Hundred
I’m a notorious breakfast skipper. It was always a slimming club mantra (at a number of groups I attended) that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and “breakfast skippers wear bigger knickers”. I’ve never been a big one for breakfast, it takes my stomach a while to wake up and by the … More The Power of Breakfast