Just a quick update on the self-sealing tubes I've decided to go for. The theory is less mess than tubeless, more puncture protection than tube only. Quickly, I used to have a tubeless setup on my gravel bike then flicked back to tubes because of the faff after a tyre cut then, after a double … Continue reading So Far So Good
Just a quick simple ride out yesterday to burn off Xmas Day. I can't remember the last time I went for a spin on Boxing Day. Dan was back with his mom, Sally's mom had left to go see Sally's sister and Sally was playing with her new headphones so I took the opportunity to … Continue reading Turkey Burner
A couple of years ago I decided to rip up the floor in our utility and retile it. I ripped up all the cracked tiles. Measured and went out and bought new tiles, adhesive and grout. It was game on. Much to Sally's despair, two years on and the simple floor job became a refurb … Continue reading Floored
I decided to convert my inner tubes into self-sealers recently after a double slow puncture. I have now done the conversion but due to a recent, prolonged cold snap here in the UK I haven't been out on the bike yet to road test them due to the risk of ice. So here, prompted by … Continue reading TUBELESS TUBES
Winter has really settled here in the past week and looks set to keep going for a few more days. So far it's been severe frosts and icy on the side roads but we've had a dusting of snow today. I have seen some friends a bit further north with a good inch of settled … Continue reading The Matrix
Photos are a big part of cycling. It is such a colourful, photogenic activity. Scenery, selfies and those log pile photos which have become synonymous with the gravel scene. It's so easy to just whip your phone out and take a quick snap. We are in an Instagram generation whether we like it or not. … Continue reading Snap
After I announced The Gravelton last week things went a bit mad for a bit so I've just let it run for a few days without even checking how many have signed up. I've just looked and 172 riders have expressed an interest now which is fantastic and thank you to all who want to … Continue reading Bloody Cyclists
Is the engine back?
It's taken me a while mainly because of a lack of training volume but my numbers seem to be back to pre-Canada in September One of may favourite workouts on Wahoo's SYSTM is Butter. For me it's a decent barometer to see where my fitness is at and I feel like I bank more out … Continue reading Is the engine back?
Next best thing?
Earlier this year after my tubeless tyre got cut and spaffed sealant everywhere, I decided it was just too messy, too much faff and sacked it off to go back to old skool tubes. Sealant Spaff So far so good then fast forward to this week and a double slow puncture ruined a great little … Continue reading Next best thing?
Gravel is Popular
The Gravelton seems popular. 220+ people have responded to my Facebook event page over the weekend which has spooked me a bit. What if just half of them turn up? So i've created a sign up form to guage real interest just in case we get a flash mob on the day. Other than that. … Continue reading Gravel is Popular