Monthly Archives: May 2011

Still not found what you’re searching for?!?

It’s still raining outside, so in a pathetically transparent attempt to delay going out on the bike in the wet again, I thought I’d do a quick blog post. My sister warned me before I started this blog that I’d get … Continue reading

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Llandovery MTB Marathon – Nipika Revisited!

So after the driest April/May on record – even in Wales – the day before the CRC Llandovery MTB Marathon was “blessed” with heavy rain and strong winds.  Perfect.  I don’t mind biking in the rain (much) but I really … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions…

Mark™ and I are doing the CRC Llandovery MTB Marathon tomorrow – 100km.  Um….not sure how we’re going to fit in 100km – it doesn’t start until 10, and it took us 5:40 to do 100km last weekend on the world’s … Continue reading

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“Riiichaaaard…..I’m booooored!”

That’s all  I heard from Mark™ today..over and over again.   At least I think it was Mark™ …maybe it was the voices in my head.  We were doing the Bucks Off Road Sportive…and I reckon we could have a pretty … Continue reading

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12 Weeks to go to TransRockies 10….EEEEEK!

Yep, just 12 short weeks to go until the start.  Possibly.  I think it is anyway, but them I am rubbish at maths, or counting, or both, so I wouldn’t necessarily believe a word I say! Whatever, it’s there or … Continue reading

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Energy gels….a necessary evil!

Love them or hate them, energy gels are essential for endurance cycling and running.   Although I’ve been using them for ages I’ve pretty much stuck to one brand…but for the benefit of my loyal reader, I thought I should … Continue reading

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How an uppy downy seatpost changed my life…

Well, OK that’s a slight exaggeration.  For the last few weeks, I’ve been riding with a Rockshox Reverb uppy downy seatpost, and while it probably hasn’t significantly changed my life, it has changed my riding. I expect at this point, you’re … Continue reading

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Hey nonny nonny!!

Lung-bursting, leg-burning seemingly endless climbs; super-steep slippery slatey descents; a rock band half-way up a mountain, and a banjo player on a rocking chair in the middle of a forest in the middle of nowhere playing the theme to “Deliverance”….it … Continue reading

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