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…

Time crunched (again).

After a frustrating and overall pretty crap performance at the Beeley hill climb I decided to take five days off the bike, mainly because I was having a few issues with tightness in my legs but having got that sorted with a trip to Michelle Wilson, (soigneur for Team Raleigh no less) I was ready…

Build up and race day – Beeley HC

A quick recap of Friday and Saturday before moving onto the main event. Friday Friday night I headed out to Beeley for a spin up the climb I’d be racing on Sunday, it would also serve as another power / confidence test of my ability to suffer like a dog for around 10 minutes. During…