Category Archives: Mountain Biking

The Corner

My eyes look past it. But I see it clearly. I take the less travelled line in. Fingers itching to dab the brakes. The last chance to scrub some speed before I’m committed. This time I hold my nerve. My body … Continue reading

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Packing the tallboy

What you need? 4mm and 5 mm Allan keys for handlebar and seat post clamp. 6mm key for pedals. Tape for securing handlebars and saddle to frame. 2p’s for spacing out the brakes. Wooden spacer for locking out rear triangle. … Continue reading

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Was it worth it? and first impressions of the Reverb

The goal for this week was to get over 7 hours on the bikes. This I did. With my 45 minute turbo sessions becoming more routine, a full there and back commute and a couple of local rides at the … Continue reading

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A good week training and the psychology of flow

It has been a good week training. I managed to get time on the bike everyday, except for the planned rest day, and missed my target by just 20 minutes. I say time on bike, as I can’t bring myself … Continue reading

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Turbo charged training and keeping it real at Cwmcarn

Finally got myself a turbo trainer. I always hoped to avoid having to spend hours peddling like crazy and getting nowhere, but the combination of work being a bit mental, a chesty cough I just can’t shift and the extra … Continue reading

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2011 Unfinished Business

Given I only completed one of my races this year, it is with some trepidation that I look back at my Season Training Objectives, I suspect things didn’t go quite to plan! I made a good start to the year … Continue reading

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Countdown to Kielder 100

Just 3 weeks to go now before my big event of 2011, the Kielder 100. This will be the first time I’ve ever ridden this far, and with one week of training left before the taper I’m not going to … Continue reading

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