Fast rides and broken bikes

After my last blog I was about to get back on the bike after an enforced lay off with a stomach bug, well not wanting to do things by halves I had one Zwift session of about an hour on the Thursday before meeting up with some of my SNCC crew for the “North Ride”….

It’s now or never

I’ve purposely not added any posts within the last few months, in part because sometimes I felt like I was spending more time thinking about cycling than actually riding my bike. My goals are modest for the week, 6-7 hours, 100+ miles, around 450-500 TSS, it’s been a rarity for me to gain any sort…

Zwift – A game changer

Spirited warm up After spending some time over the last week getting things setup and finding my way around I did my first proper session on Zwift last night, first impressions? Fantastic. What is Zwift? This is an actual screen shot, I’m the one in front. After logging in and getting everything calibrated in a…

Where are the gorillas?

So with the car in the garage for a new boot switch I loaded the bike in the car and set off from the dealership at around 8:15am in cold and misty conditions for a couple of hours riding, the plan, well as usual I didn’t have one. Setting off from home there’s always a…

A couple of lumps

Wednesday night is club night, with the route posted on Facebook earlier in the week I took a brief look and noted some of the climbs that we’d be facing, Crich Lane and Street Lane seemed to be the stand out one’s where no doubt everyone would be looking to give it the beans. Crich…

Group Solo Group

It’s been a while since I’ve done a long Sunday club ride, due to time constraints my rides are normally around 20-30 miles, albeit quite intense. But having joined South Normanton (SNCC) and with Charlie at my mums overnight on Saturday the time presented itself to get in a long one. Meeting time is 8am,…

Sniper fire

True to form after building up my fitness (well according to Training Peaks CTL anyway) the last couple of weeks have seen a dip in my riding time, these things can’t really be helped, it’s not been for the lack of trying. After 5 days off the bike I did get out on the South…

Stop the press: “Targets hit”

Weekly roundup Monday – Monday Strava Unlike the previous week, I got off to a solid start putting in 20 miles and over 1800ft of climbing on Monday. Although dark (newsflash it gets darker earlier in autumn) it was pretty mild so conditions were really nice. Sadly my legs weren’t feeling that great which was a…

More layers than a giant onion

Eventually got going After riding on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the previous week I decided to give my usual Monday night ride a miss, Tuesday would also be a non-ride night as my partner attends a night class so I was looking forward to riding on Wednesday where I planned to extent my normal 60-75…