When a ride doesn't quite go to plan...
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?
Last week I made a big bike-related decision: I decided that I wasn't really having fun on Rosie, my road bike, as she is just too different from my nice stable mountain bike. I got Rosie as a bike that I could just go out of my front door and ride, to get fit and … Continue reading Introducing Ratty
On Day 28 of 30 days of biking something momentous happened. I made it onto the drops!! That's right, I took Rosie out for a ride on the hilly country roads near my house and I rode at least a kilometer with my hands on the drops instead of the hoods. I picked a nice … Continue reading 30 days of biking: day 28
Day 23 was the first working day of 30 days of biking when I haven't been able to cycle to work. Today I had an out of the office meeting which meant that I had to drive. I was really quite grumpy about it, which is not something I had expected to happen when I … Continue reading 30 days of biking: day 23
I'm feeling really proud of myself today. It's day 21 of my 30 day challenge and I've done something momentous: I've ridden Rosie, my wibbly-wobbly road bike, on a ride on my own. That might not sound like much to you, but I've only ridden her a handful of times and have been really nervous … Continue reading 30 days of biking: day 21
Day 14 eh?! That means I'm nearly half way through this 30 day challenge. I'm quite impressed that I've got this far! Day 14 brought a pretty strong southerly wind, which put me off going out when the alarm went off this morning (that's right, I'd set my alarm on a Sunday morning - that's … Continue reading 30 days of biking: day 14
Today I'm introducing you to my third and final bike. Her name is Rosie and she's the road bike my husband bought me for Christmas. She looks like this: Rosie was my steed of choice for Day 13 of my 30 day challenge. I had a busy day planned, so wanted to just get up … Continue reading 30 days of biking: day 13
Days four and five of 30 days of biking saw me riding to work and back again. I've continued to enjoy pedaling my little commute. There's been a nasty wind but the sun has been out so far, so I can't complain at all. I even saw a donkey on the way to work on … Continue reading 30 days of biking: day 6