My relationship with Zwift is one of those toxic ones where you wind each other up, hate been together and when you do finally split you drift back together again and you repeat it over and over again seemingly wasting your life. It is well documented I've fallen out of love with Zwift numerous times … Continue reading Race Face
Author: Paul van der Girdleschberger
It's been a while, years probably, since I made a big purchase on impulse. Today I momentarily lost the plot and pressed the button a new set of hoops. Deep section carbon wheels no less from my current favourite wheel manufacturer, Scribe Cycling. I've opted to go for their sort of entry-level Inception range @ … Continue reading Impulse
My Secret Map Thing
There is something I do when watching a race on TV. I'm a sucker for it. For example, if I'm watching a road stage I'll try and follow the race on the map and then Google Streetview it and then watch as the riders ride through where I am on the map. I don't know … Continue reading My Secret Map Thing
The Gift of Giving
Thank you to everyone who took up my offer of free kit over the past week. I managed to give away approx. £600 worth to about 14 riders and the last few items I donated to Capital of Cycling, a charity based in Bradford that takes cycling kit donations. the last one! Mostly local riders … Continue reading The Gift of Giving
Beam me up!
Fellow blogger Niall posted about his night riding experiences this week on his blog The Idle Cyclist. A great read talking about the differences between night and day riding, road conditions, the weather etc which I could relate to but he omitted a key part and that is what lights does he use! You see … Continue reading Beam me up!
**UPDATE - 26/01/2023** ALL kit has now been given away --------------------------- Yes. You read that right. FREE cycling kit. I closed my shop back in 2015 and I still have a bag full of unused club/team kit which has just sat in my conservatory since. I want to offload the kit rather than dump it … Continue reading Free Kit
Why I hate Zwift
As you may know, I've blown hot and cold with Zwift for some time but more and more I'm shuffling away from it and hating it now. Here is why. A few years ago I was riding Zwift regularly. Regular riding progressed to racing to joining a Zwift-based club (Team CRYO-GEN) and then streaming my … Continue reading Why I hate Zwift
and the survey said
With almost 60 responses to my one question survey asking why riders had entered The Gravelton this week, here are the results as promised. As respondents could choose more than one answer, the percentages are the ratio of respondents that chose that option from the total number of survey responses The clear winner is The … Continue reading and the survey said
Couldn't be a better start. In fact the best start I've ever had but it's only been two days lol. Let's see if I can keep up the momentum when I get back to work. If I was to call it a New Year's resolution it would simply be to pedal more this year. The … Continue reading New Year
If I was to grade myself on this year's cycling performance I think it would be a C. I've scraped a pass with room for much more improvement. As mileage goes it was average for the past couple of years at circa 6000km hindered by the fact I no longer regularly commute. 3 or 4 … Continue reading Reflection