It may not be as beautiful or as clean as the Lake District, but it's still amazingly wonderful and interesting. (There's still mountains if you're that way inclined)
Image: sportsunday.co.uk My 3rd Three peaks CX and 2nd time riding single speed. Last year I managed to get a pretty good time of 3hrs 45mins single speed - 5mins short of the record and 15mins faster than my time with gears 2 years previous! With a good start position and a little better weather,…Read more Three Peaks Cyclo Cross 2012 (single speed)
Bike and shoes cleaned after ride home in the wet. No more rides now before 3 peaks CX! Set up: Frame/fork: All city nature boy Wheels: pro3 hubs on velocity major Tom rims Tyres: Vittoria 34mm tubs, stans sealant Drivetrain: sram carbon cranks, sram 9 speed chain, surly 38t front ring, surly 16t cog. Pedals:…Read more Bike? Ready. Dancing shoes? Ready. Rider???
Had some spare time after not going to tour de ben nevis. After glueing some tubs and building a bike - I thought I'd give the Lurcher a make over. Added some 100mm forks and a dropper seatpost and it was mountain ready.Didn't feel too bad after a 40mile road ride yesterday so thought I'd…Read more Bored of being ill …
Flatter run down by the river from Staveley and back up the Dales Way in the sun.Very rooty, rocky and fun – a good one but bloody hard on the lungs.2.65miles / 92m ascent / 7.1mph average / 14mph max / 22.15.75
Run up Reston Scar and down the 'long' way. Ended up slipping and falling. Stopped rolling just before the cliff top – lucky. Un-nerved me a little which lead to me rolling my ankle in long grass (FFS)2miles / 196m ascent / 6mph average / 12.1mph max / 19.46.50 See the full gallery on Posterous
Taking the camera didn't make me much slower – 16.55.07 See the full gallery on Posterous
After a few weeks away from racing, August/September/October have turned out to be pretty busy.I'm expecting it to hurt.18/19th August – Nutcracker Rd425th August – BMBS Rd52nd September – Hope XC Rd315th September - Kielder 10016th September – SXC Rd622nd September – Tour De Ben Nevis30th September – 3 peaks CX7th October – Kielder Marathon14th…Read more A busy few weeks (months) ahead …
First time riding a pump track. Now I want one. Forgot that I'm not supposed to pedal 100%. Woops.