10 Simple Tips for Climbing

  1 : Use your gears. Don’t struggle in a gear in the middle of the cassette just to have a few gears left in reserve if you get in…

10 simple tips for sprinting

1 . Always sprint on the drops. You will be safer and faster unless it’s a steep uphill finish when it’s acceptable to use the hoods. 2. Look where you’re…

The great escape

Life is so full nowadays that we rarely get a chance to take a break from its momentum. For many the day begins with a sleepy arm outstretched whilst a…

Hero

Late September 1985. The Master (school principal) stands in front of a room full of fourth, fifth and sixth class pupils and informs them that a big cycle race is…

The Dream Machine

Part of what makes life worthwhile is the anticipation of getting something that you really, really want. Whether that be a watch or a car, a house or a pair…

If Lance is fixing punctures can I go on Oprah ?

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Lance Armstrong is now doing instructional videos on how to fix a puncture as can be seen in this link ; http://www.outsideonline.com/featured-videos/gear-videos/bikes/How-to-Fix-a-Flat–with-Lance-Armstrong.html He is not the first to do an instructional video on how to fix a puncture So, I’m  just putting it out there in case Oprah is looking for someone to confess all…

Clipless pedals

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Very often when people are buying a new road bike for the first time they baulk at the suggestion of adding clipless pedals such as Look, Shimano, Speedplay, Time or any other variation. This may well be a mistake. The main concern they have is the perception that it will be more difficult to release…