Watching the bikes go by

Earlier this year in March, the local lockdown rules had been eased and I was enjoying the warm spring sun, sitting outside with my better half in a nearby park and enjoying some fish and chips. Everyone around us was clearly enjoying the "lighter touch" lockdown and equally making the most of the fresh air... Continue Reading →

Triban RC 120 – a one year review

Funny what can happen in a year. I had just lost my brand new Giant Propel aero bike (yes, I'm still peeved off, can you tell?) and decided to get myself a cheap and cheerful replacement. It was a strange time in that, even back in March, the demand in bikes due to COVID-19 was... Continue Reading →

The road to Munich (2) – the route

So, my registration has been confirmed. I've never planned or even ridden such a long route before, but thankfully the kind organisers at Berlin-Munich-Berlin (BMB) Radmarathon have already planned the routing between the checkpoints in detail and made the route files available on Komoot. One problem sorted. What do I need to do between now... Continue Reading →

The road to Munich (1) – commitment

Reading time: 2 minutes Well, that was unexpected. About two weeks ago I was first told about the Radmarathon Berlin-Munich-Berlin. Little did I know, the idea planted itself into the back of my mind, where it has since then been been developing slowly and quietly. Yesterday it presented itself into my consciousness, fully developed as... Continue Reading →

Endurance

A quick update post. I’ve recently ordered and taken delivery of a copy of GCN’s book “Endurance”, co-written by endurance legends Mark Beaumont and Laura Penhaul. So far I’ve read about a third of the book, and I am pretty impressed. Unsurprisingly it focuses primarily on cycling, but it’s messages (as many cycling skills) certainly... Continue Reading →

Why and how you should cycle in winter

Well, its that time of year again. The time where, as a passionate cyclist, one struggles to find anybody else who wants to join in on a weekend ride. COVID-19 restrictions notwithstanding, surely there's nothing more refreshing than a quick spin through the countryside on a brisk winter's day. Of couse, there is Zwift and... Continue Reading →

The longest 27.4 km: Up the Großglockner

Not bad for someone who just bought his first road bike 4 months ago. As I briskly pedalled up the gentle sloping tarmac of the famous Großglockner Hochalpenstraße with a 1,656 metre ascent ahead of me, part of me was nervous and hoping that my preparations were sufficient, the other part blindly stubborn, perhaps not... Continue Reading →

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