Monthly Archives: May 2011

Going solo for half of the SPAM Erlestoke Twelve

The plan was to use the Erlestoke Twelve as a bit of pre-race training before the Bikefest the weekend after. By doing the 6 hour solo event, I’d get a feel for what food, drink and rest I’d need for … Continue reading

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Increasing the intensity

Following the BasqueMTB days I noticed I need to start getting to a race speed, also a focus on climbing with both endurance and on the more technical stretches. Overall fitness is coming together, and while I’m not following the … Continue reading

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The Basque Eclectic Trail Mix

After finding Doug on Singletrack, and having 2 and half great days begin guided by him, I used the excuse of it being my 40th to extend the trip to 5 days. Just the right amount of time on a … Continue reading

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A quiet week before the holiday

Only managed one day on the bike, but with prospect of 5 big days coming up not a big problem. I’ve moved Sunday’s ride into next weeks report. Activities 03/05/2011 07:35:14 Cycling Commute: Bannerdown Chilly start to the ride, but … Continue reading

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Return of the off road commute and playing in the woods

After a couple of weeks of on road commuting, I finally got round to putting together the off road alternative. I was slightly concerned that the route from the new house would be too long to make it a regular … Continue reading

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