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SRAM eTap Aero – Part 3

Just a brief update on my last posting about the SRAM eTap Aero kit. I now have a fully functional eTap set up on my main time trial bike, almost two months to the day that I first reported the… Continue reading →

Silca T-Ratchet Kit + Ti-Torque

I guess I’m really a sucker for  this sort of thing: a miniature toolset that offers a portable torque wrench of 2-8Nm all packed in a quality pouch with a wide range of bits (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6… Continue reading →

New Year’s Day ’10’

This is an event that’s always a good start to the year, despite the generally cold weather: it’s good to blow the cobwebs off, and it’s a change from turbo training! The weather forecast was pretty appalling: heavy rain starting… Continue reading →

SRAM eTap Aero – Part 2

This is a longer-term update: I’ve ridden with the eTap Aero group on my Cervelo P5 for pretty much the whole of the 2016 season, from mid-March through to my traditional season closing event, the Duo Normand in late September…. Continue reading →

Tacx Neo smart trainer

Most of my ‘serious’ and focussed training is done in the garage on a turbo trainer – the time available to me for training is quite limited, and consequently I train before going to work, so usually around 6am. I… Continue reading →

Duo Normand 2016

This was Team Grumpy’s 13th ride at the Duo Normand – as you’ll see in the report, the event was marred by tragedy in the race. The report is written using Microsoft Sway, here’s the direct link if the embedded… Continue reading →

Team VeloVelocity ’25’ E2/25 3/9/16

I’d entered this event on the back of a recent 55:40 at the Finsbury Park CC ’25’ on the F1B/25 – I hoped to do a decent ride on a quick course. Of course, after Alex Dowsett’s storming ride on… Continue reading →

Bossard Wheelers ’10’ F11/10

Left to my own devices for the weekend, I decided to ride the 22 or so miles out to the Bossard Wheelers ’10’, held on the F11/10 course out by Tring. I had a slight delay while I tried to… Continue reading →

Stony ‘11.2’ 24/8/16

A warm and humid evening saw 17 riders line up for the last evening event in the 2016 time trial series. The weather seemed continually about to break into rain, with short spells of light rain which fortunately didn’t amount… Continue reading →

Brogborough ’10’ 17/8/16

With the Astwood circuit (and the Stagsden course) still sidelined by the weak bridge for which the current remedy appears to be to install traffic lights, it was something of a relief to be able to shift this evening’s event… Continue reading →

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