Monthly Archives: November 2009

Bike Friday, Bikeability and Trans-global Ernie

Friday saw the last Bike Friday of 2009 as we don’t hold one at the end of December.  I tried to rally some support again via the Facebook group that I have set up but the only cyclists I could … Continue reading

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Technique beats fitness

Last night I went swimming over at Leigh Sports Village with the 2 Andys.  I was able to share transport with Andy F for our 25 mile round trip to get a free swim (well free if you share a … Continue reading

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First proper ride of the road bike

I took my ‘Princess’ out for a first proper ride early on Sunday morning and was fortunate to capture a 40 minute window of dry weather immediately after sunrise.  The rest of the day was very wet.  I rode to Bury … Continue reading

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Cadence and Alesha

I don’t often ride with earphones, especially commuting, but I wanted to find out what my natural rhythm or cadence was when cycling.  I tried to do the same with running a few months back and found that I ran somewhere between Fratelli’s … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle

Today I was back commuting to work by bike after 11 days out of the saddle.  My back is much better and having bought a new mattress at the weekend it should soon also be getting the extra nocturnal support … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve already?

It certainly feels like Christmas Eve to me as Father Christmas will have a very special present for me tomorrow afternoon.  I’ve bought a road bike through e-bay, it arrived today and tonight it’s being assembled and set up by … Continue reading

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Has the pain gone?

The back pain lingers but I hope the worst of it is behind me.  Wednesday was terrible and I booked a private appointment at a Chinese medical centre recommended to me by a long suffering colleague.  Due to a mix … Continue reading

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