Monthly Archives: March 2011

Tubeless…an update

You’ll remember a few weeks ago that I went “tube-ish” – tubeless rear, tubesome front.  Well, since then, I’ve patched the hole in the front tyre and got myself some Stans NoTubes gunk, and I’m pleased to report that my … Continue reading

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Bike Skills Training Day – we’ve been flying!!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been taught how to ride my bike.  I just ride….sometimes it goes well, sometimes not so much, and I have no real idea why! Hanging out a bit on the SingleTrackWorld forum, … Continue reading

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Weekly Update – 21 Weeks to go

This week I’ve managed 4 hours turbo, 5 hours mountain bike, 2 hours on the road bike plus 2 swimming sessions.  Quite happy with that. I should issue “nice weather” decrees more often….yesterday’s 5 hrs was done in beautiful spring … Continue reading

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Staying safe

I got myself one of these recently: If, like me, you spend time biking or running on your own, have you ever thought what would happen if you had an accident or fell ill? Some people recommend putting an “ICE” … Continue reading

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Getting some variety in my training

I think I mentioned that I was going away for a weekend of non-biking stuff.  Well, I mentioned to Mark* that I was going to the Isle of Wight, and he said I should really take a bike, ‘cos there’s … Continue reading

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I don’t have time to train…

……cos I’m too busy EATING!!!!  I’m permanently hungry, and  seem to be either eating or thinking about when I can next eat.  I even go to bed looking forward to getting up so that I can have breakfast – the … Continue reading

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I’ve gone tube-ish

The world of mountain biking is split down the middle….do you stick with inner tubes, or do you go tubeless?  (see below for an illustration). There’s all sorts of advantages claimed for tubeless setups…less rolling resistance, less punctures, lighter, you … Continue reading

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