Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Taking a newbie out

had the pleasure of taking a newish rider out for a quick short spin this evening, only maybe 6 miles to the pub but I'm sure Yvonne enjoyed it, hopefully she'll get out a bit more over the summer, a pint at the pub finished the ride for her then I span back home along the river for a while...

Hopefully the weather will hold for tomorrow and I'll get out of work early enough for a spin, and possibly even an early one on Friday morning before jetting off to Greece for two weeks in the sun where I hope to do a bit of running in the sand with the aim of getting some strength into my legs in time for sleepless in the saddle in mid August where I've hopefully got a solo place !!

this is stuupid, I'm no where near fit enough to ride for 24 hours but inspired by Jens amazing effort at the grand divide race which you can read about here

If Jen can ride 2500 miles in 22 days then surely I can do a couple of hundred in a day, I'll be having a "what would Jen do ? " sticker on my top tube for inspiration :-)

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Just an hour was all it took

to get THAT feeling back

down the river run late afternoon, yet another new bike, this time a replacement for my broken Spot 29er, this time a modified 26er..

first try with the pace rc29 carbon forks, looked okay, rode diabolicaly

then tried the rigid spot forks, clearance is tight with a big 29er tyre in but it rides like a dream, yaya, my new bike for Delamere

photo's soon

oh and Jenn has finished some race or other over in the states