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Indoor Training Part 1 – Hardware

This is the first in a short series of posts in which I discuss my approach to training for cycle time trials. I find road cycling to be unsuitable for structured training sessions other than extended endurance sessions, due to… Continue Reading →

SRAM eTap wiring (being the second part of remodelling the Cervelo P3C)

In which I test (and implement) some alternative wiring possibilities for SRAM eTap gear shifters The SRAM eTap Aero groupset was released in 2015 with a version aimed at road bikes where the gear change controls were switches in the… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Jobst Brandt Ride Bike!

This book is a nicely presented tome all about the American cycle pioneer Jobst Brandt. I’d long been aware of Brandt not only because I bought a copy of his excellent book on the spoked bicycle wheel (The Bicycle Wheel),… Continue Reading →

Brooks B17

A supremely comfortable saddle for touring use. Possibly my oldest bike component that is still in use (even if only occasionally). During a recent garage clearout, I unearthed this saddle. It’s clearly seen better days – the surface of the… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 12

In which we circumnavigate Bayeux and stop for lunch in Arromanches 29th August This was to be our final day’s cycling on our holiday, as our return ferry was to depart at 2pm on the 30th August. Once again, I… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 11

In which normal service is resumed with a tandem ride to the Abbey at Hambye Monday 28th August I started the day with another brisk ride round my training loop on the P3 – pretty uneventful, with a moderate time… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 10

A training ride and a visit to the Cerisy-la-Salle flea market Sunday 27th August We had another ‘iffy’ weather forecast, so we had no firm plans for today’s activity. However, it seemed to be brightening up, so I got the… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 9

In which we have a non-cycling day Saturday 26th August The weather forecast for today was for showers, heavy at times. So we decided to drive over to Granville and do a few touristy sort of things such as buying… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 8

In which we take the tandem to Utah Beach and ride to the far north of Normandy Friday 25th August Another sunny day! We decided to drive up to Utah Beach and drive along the coast to Barfleur and… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 7

In which we have a massive thunderstorm, go for a walk, and I tear round my training circuit. Thursday 24th August We were woken just before 6am by a loud and exciting thunderstorm, made more spectacular by happening in the… Continue Reading →

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