Its easy to spot bikes being prepped for a bikepacking race out on a training ride – the bike packing bags are obvious markers.
But what else has turned an ordinary bike, (a 2015 Cannondale Synapse in this case) into a bike capable of epic adventures. Some alterations are obvious, others are more subtle.
Continue reading Anatomy of a tcr bike →
I’ve done no proper training for a year.
I’ve lost a lot of fitness.
I’ve put on 10kgs.
I’ve been putting all my energies into work, as a result I am stressed, fat and unfit, and unhappy
Continue reading Fat and Unfit – Lets Start Training Again →
So I have the chance of a dream bike. I have £5k of some inheritance money to spend, and, as my dad hated me biking, its the first thing I’ve gone and bought.
Continue reading New Bike…. 🙂 →
Big thing last week was getting a bike fit done on my prospective bike. I went along to Freespeed in West London.
Continue reading Bike Fit / Bike Decision →
My Current major issue….bike choice.
- Number 1 consideration is comfort. Being able to ride an extra hour a day makes up for being 2 kph slower.
- Number 2 consideration… Speed
I need to be making progress.. So a slow bike is not only slow, it takes more energy to ride slowly. I use a cyclocross to commute on. It goes over anything, but sucks the life out of my legs.
Continue reading pondering bike choice →