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Bedfordshire Road CC ’25’ 10/4/16

This event was my first solo ’25’ of 2016, and was run on the F1B/25. I was anxiously looking at the weather forecast, but I was caught out by the hard frost on the morning! The North Bucks had four riders… Continue reading →

Astwood ’10’ 6/4/16

Rather a pleasant if somewhat blustery evening for the ride up to the Bike Bus for our first evening event of 2016. It was fully subscribed at 20 riders. Unfortunately, the wind continued to strengthen, so those of us with… Continue reading →

Icknield RC 30k sporting course TT 3/4/16

This event has seen a variety of courses over the years I’ve been riding it, and this year was no exception. Faced with a succession of roadworks, the organiser worked hard to keep the event running, to the extent that… Continue reading →

SRAM eTap Aero

I’ve been something of a retro-Luddite when it comes to gear-shifting technology. Party this is because I had several 9 speed race wheels, and I wanted to maintain interchangeability between bikes, and (I am embarrassed to admit) I found it… Continue reading →

NBRC Hardriders ’20’ 27/3/16

A cold and blustery morning greeted the riders who showed up for the annual NBRC Hardriders club event. There was an interesting mix of road bikes and TT bikes, possibly reflecting the confidence (or not) in muscling a TT bike… Continue reading →

Stoke Hammond ’10’ 19/3/16

I rode out to this event knowing full well that I was flouting two rules of time trialling, enshrined in Team Grumpy’ short rule book: #2 – Don’t tinker with your bike the evening before the event. It will break,… Continue reading →

Port Talbot Wheelers 2-up ’25’ 13/3/16

I went down to South Wales for the weekend and to reunite with long-time 2-up partner Gerry Oram (Bynea CC, and ex-NBRC) as usual at this time of year, to ride the Port Talbot Wheelers 2-up 25. The R25/24 course is… Continue reading →

Astwood ’10’ 5/3/16

After several months confined to the garage on the turbo trainer, I was raring to ride the first club event in the 2016 series. It had been designated a ‘Come and Try It’ event, and I’d spread the word around… Continue reading →

New Year’s Day ’10’ Stoke Hammond

After a remarkably warm (and wet) December during which I don’t think we had a single frost, there was quite a heavy frost visible on roofs and cars when I got up in the morning. This was a bit of… Continue reading →

Duo Normand 2015

Prologue So, the usual features of Team Grumpy’s preparation for the Duo Normand are generally not conducive to a good performance! This year was no different. My bike had some real issues with its gear indexing. This was noted in… Continue reading →

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