A note to my followers – site move.

Hello all, I have decided to move the blog to dedicated hosting, and your subscriptions will be coming along with me. While my email subscribers will continue to receive email notifications of new posts as before, WordPress.com followers will only see new posts in the Reader. So, you will not receive email updates unless you […]


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7. Beyond 200

With 70km to go, the only good points on offer from the rain were a) it was good training for foul weather in the TCR, and, b) I got to try out that hideously expensive waterproof jacket I bought recently.

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5. Elevation

There was much faffing to be done with the Garmin, since I hadn’t put the maps on it before leaving. Who knows why; I mean, why didn’t I do it? The cottage had no WiFi, and only a tiny bit of 3G if you stood in the right spot, with the moon in the right place, etc.

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4. Rule #9

“Got to get the miles in”, I thought. “On longer, multi-day rides, I’m not going to have the luxury of choosing nice weather, and what if I get ill?” “Need to get it done, need to stop thinking of the 600cc motorcycle only a few yards away.”

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2. The Commute

You will get close-passed, sworn at, threatened, and if you’re not careful, worse. Hop on a bike and ride the roads through one of the busiest cities in the world and you give up your right to be treated as a human being – suddenly, you’re the enemy.

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I have never really been competitive, I smoked cigarettes for nearly 30 years, I can’t navigate very well, I panic when things don’t go to plan, I worry a lot, I’m your average bloke.

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