When a ride doesn't quite go to plan...
My first impressions of riding a road bike with hydraulic disc brakes
With plans afoot for an exciting cycle tour later in the year, and against a backdrop of a continuing niggling injury, it seemed prudent to book myself in for a bike fit. So today I found myself pedaling over to BW Cycling in Bristol for what turned out to be an incredibly interesting hour and a half.
I have a love/hate relationship with road bikes. The bit I love is is the bikes and how beautiful they so often are. The bit I hate is the roads and how terrifying they can be. I dipped my toe into road biking a few years ago and never quite managed to enjoy it. I … Continue reading Can this mountain biker really enjoy a road bike?
And I'm not talking about grammar here. I've recently learnt that if you know your shit (about bikes), you’ll probably be less likely to believe you're shit (at riding bikes). I acquired this knowledge the hard way, after crashing out of my second attempt at racing enduro. Back in April, I entered the Mini Enduro … Continue reading The difference between knowing you’re sh*t and knowing your sh*t
I'm in love. It's true, I really am! I am in love with my beautiful, beautiful bike! I've said it before, buying a bike and making it really work for you is a very personal thing. Finding the right frame, the right gear and adding just the right amount of character takes time and effort. … Continue reading Riding like a dream
There's not been a lot of biking going on for me so far this year. Life got crazy busy, the weather got pretty miserable and time for riding just hasn't been happening. But today was one of those days when everything comes together. Last week, I'd been in my favourite local bike shop, Bad Ass … Continue reading Testing, testing, 123 (or 275, actually!)