Welcome to MuddyTweed

A series of short stories and thoughts about cycling, travelling, racing
and the joys of bike building and maintenance.

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Garmin Varia RTL515 – a review

Despite various attempts at different types of riding, I’m sure that I’m a roadie at heart. 99% of my riding is on the asphalt, and I love it. There is however a tiny problem. In most places I’ve ridden, separated bike routes are a rarity, if not a luxury – which means that I have…

Love your local climb

Mount Ventoux, Col de Tourmalet, Passo Giau, Stelvio. Big names, each a must visit for cycling enthusiasts. I’m not a natural climber. Not by a long way. Nairo Quintana, Egan Bernal, Jonas Vingegaard, they’re in a different league. With my 95 kg and rugby player build, I pale in comparison. I used to hate cycling…

Winter tour to Bratislava

Since BMB, the bug of long distance touring has me well and truly in its jaws. That being said, due to work I didn’t have much of a chance for a long ride since August. Think of January in Austria, and you’ll normally think of cozying up at home by a fireplace, or going skiing…

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