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Remodelling a Cervelo P3

This autumn/winter, I planned to refurbish my 2010 Cervelo P3. Over the last year or two, I’d gone from 9 speed to 11 speed Dura-Ace, so that I could swap wheels with my main time trial bike, a Cervelo P5,… Continue reading →

The 2018 Duo Normand

We approached the 2018 Duo Normand with considerable interest, as there would be a new course used. Grumpy Bob had visited the course on a low intensity tandem trundle round at the end of August. But riding it on the… Continue reading →

Astwood ’20’ 15/9/18

I realise I haven’t blogged too often about time trialling (and cycling in general) this year. That reflects considerable personal and work-related things getting in the way of (a) training, (b) racing, (c) cycle touring and (d) blogging. At this… Continue reading →

Looking ahead to the 2018 Duo Normand

After a fatality due to a collision between riders and another team’s following car a couple of years ago, a change in course was pretty much inevitable. In 2017, the teams’ following cars were taken off the course prior to… Continue reading →

Norlond ’10’ F15/10 5/5/18

So now I’ve started, I’ll continue! This event was held on a spectacularly sunny and warm afternoon. I rode over to the HQ in Lidlington. This was a pleasant ride marred only by a puncture  just after riding through Ridgmont…. Continue reading →

Astwood ’10’ 2/5/18

The 2018 season has been pretty awful so far. I had not completed a single one of the NBRC events (which began in early March). Roughly speaking, these fell out as follows: Sat 3rd March, Astwood – Event abandoned due… Continue reading →

Port Talbot Wheelers 2-up ’25’ 11/3/18

Team Grumpy assemble for two regular events each season – aside from the Duo Normand in September, the team generally opens the season with a ride at the Port Talbot Wheelers 2-up ’25’ in early March. 2018 was no exception…. Continue reading →

Astwood ’10’ 3/3/18

It’s been a while since I updated this blog. After the 2017 season finished, I began my usual winter training programme – after a short break I started a build up towards the New Year’s Day ’10’. Unfortunately a series… Continue reading →

Stoke Hammond ’10’ 31/5/17

After a couple of weeks without racing (and indeed a week off the bike), I turned out for the club ’10’ on a sunny evening at the end of May. I’ve been getting a little concerned about the downturn in… Continue reading →

Lea Valley ’25’ E2/25 8/4/17

Just a brief report here, drafted a month late. This event was run on a lovely spring afternoon, very warm and dry. A bit breezy, but no too bad. I’d travelled over with James, and we were about an warming… Continue reading →

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