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Catch-Up 2014!

Ok, so it's been a while since I've posted to this blog. Don't worry I'm still cycling although not as much as I was before. So where have I been the last year and a half? Well, in 2012 and 2013 I did the Cape Epic in March of those years. Unfortunately I just didn't...

Tips on Training on an Indoor Trainer

The following article comes from the TrainingPeaks blog.  I have just published it here as it is a really good write up. You can find the original here. Every cyclist who deals with a cold winter climate faces the inevitable task of training indoors to maintain and...

Secrets of a good time trial

Time trials are known as the "Race of truth" as each rider is literally on his own. There is no drafting and the fastest man does win. So what can we learn from the Pro's. Obviously equipment does count when you're at the pro level, so the best equipment is essential....

Do you need recovery days?

The following post comes straight from Joe Friel's Blog. It is really good so I thought I’d post it here too…enjoy The original article can be found here…  I recently answered this question for a German magazine. It's an issue that is seldom discussed and often taken...

How to Interpret Power Data and What to Do With It

The following post comes straight from the TrainingPeaks.com website. It is really good so I thought I'd post it here too...enjoy The original article can be found here...  This article was contributed to usacycling.org, where it was also posted on April 30, 2012. "I...

The Ox Concept Bike

I enjoy my single speed riding and every once in a while I come across a lovely looking bike on the Net like this one called "The Ox". It is made by a company called Independant Fabrication Bikes. There is just something beautiful about the simplicity of Single Speed...

London 2012 Cycling Photos

Here are some photos of the Olympic Stadium and cycling facilities for the 2012 Olympics in London. Enjoy these... The first is the Olympic Stadium                 And the Olympic Stadium by night...        ...

Belt Driven Bicycle

If you've never heard of them then this video is a great introduction to Belt Driven Bicycles. Basically a Belt Driven Bicycle is a standard bicycle where the chain has been replaced with a belt. The main benefits are that these belts don't need to be lubed which...

Adjusting your bike derailleur

I'm not a bike mechanic by nature and tend to send my bikes in to my local shop for any repairs and adjustments. The problem is that I have been caught a few times during races and especially the multiday races where my equipment needed some adjustments. The following...

Tacx Galaxia

Tacx has come up with a revolutionary new roller called the Tacx Galaxia. These rollers try to mimic natural forces on a bicycle by moving with the rider. The problem with traditional rollers is that riders have to concentrate all the time and try not to fall off when...