My bike tyre – not my tri tyre

Having demonstrated the repercussions of being blasé about a ‘C’ race and getting several punctures at the Tour de Yorkshire Sportive, today was the day to get proper tyres on the bike. I’ve previously given my opinion on the best bike tyre for triathlon but my opinion for a good all-rounder for the summer that will…

WAHOO KICKR3 new KICKR v3 2017 detailed review

My Favourite TT Bike Sessions on the KICKR

My cycling mojo is currently somewhere off with the fairies or has slipped into my running shoes. I reckon this has led to a 40w dip in my FTP or it could just be that whenever I try to get on two wheels I am over fatigued from lots of running and unable to perform…

Shimano Dura Ace R9100 C60 Review

Shimano Dura Ace R9100 C60 Review – on my dirty bike

A review of Shimano’s 50mm laminated clinchers. Shimano Dura Ace R9100 C60 Review I wasn’t quite sure how to review a wheelset and I’m certainly not going to make a habit out of it. There is only so much you can say about their roundness. Conversely, there’s probably lots we could say about the aeroness…

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Shimano Di2 – the dark side of the metrics

This is a short article highlighting some of the wonderful things you can do with Di2. I’m describing what I can do with a 2017 Ultegra R8050 derailleurs and DuraAce R9150 shifters which ARE more capable in the breadth of functionality they support than earlier models. Apologies in advance if you already have Di2 and…

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Col d’Aubisque – Upgrade Kit

How’s that for a climb? Not too bad I think. #Excitement To support my elevational efforts later in 2018, the upgrade kit arrived today. The turbo-boosting, leg-spinning, granny rings of lactic fire are here and nearly ready for action. It seems very strange though, I have to admit. I seem to be turning my sweet-looking…

Cervelo S3 di2 Shimano Adamo ASM Shimano

Fast & Fun weekend

I still haven’t managed to have a meaningful ride on my 2018 bike. But I have spent several minutes gazing longingly at it hanging on one of my shed’s walls. I put on the ASSIOMAs and took some photos on Friday and then put them back onto my TT bike straight afterwards. Yes Sunday was…

Review Favero Assioma Duo Uno Power Meter Pedal WAHOO ELEMNT

Verve Cycling InfoCrank: 25% OFF

Power Meters are somewhat of a Bitter-Sweet Symphony of awesome usefulness and generally big-ticket prices. To alleviate the latter there is a “25% off VERVE-InfoCranks” sale this weekend at Power Meter City (see how I did that link 😉 ). PMC will ship anywhere for free but from overseas you might still pay import duties.…

Chris Froome – salbutamol – Has he cheated?

Albeit briefly, I have cycled with Chris Froome. I greatly admire his achievements and hope that he hasn’t cheated. Here is an expert comment from Dr J Dickinson (University of Kent).   “Dr John Dickinson is head of the respiratory clinic at the University of Kent and lecturer in the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences. He…

STRAVA Heatmap – *PROPER* HEATMAP #awesome

Heatmaps are all well-and-good. Unless there is lots of data they are warmmaps, not heatmaps. Now let’s think who might have oodles of data. Garmin..yep, they do. Oh yes, STRAVA too. This VERY clearly shows that the UK is awesome. And looking at runners in the South West we can see that you are all…