Commuting is stressful

At least once a week I'll ride 20 miles across the city of Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield and back. It takes about 80 mins one way and is one of the most stressful things I do. I leave about 7.45am in the morning and depending on how I feel I'll immediately play in traffic on … Continue reading Commuting is stressful

When the Mayor came to visit

The reality was it was a well choreographed 30 min slot in Andy Street's busy schedule but it meant more than that for both us and him I think. I work for The Electric Bike Shop and I currently (there are plans for more!) oversee our Solihull store in Knowle and our new store in … Continue reading When the Mayor came to visit

Resolution Rides #7 and #8

As I alluded to in my last Resolution Ride blog in August, work and life got in the way of completing one every calendar month in 2020 as I'd originally planned so I've decided to play catch up and just get 12 of them done in the year. My ride to Babbacombe, Torquay this week … Continue reading Resolution Rides #7 and #8

Babbacombe Day 3

I woke up like a coiled spring again but a hot bath and an extended stretch before and after breakfast sorted that. I left at almost 11am on the dot, the time counting from zero when I pressed the button which weirded me out for a sec. I rode out of the Premier Inn onto … Continue reading Babbacombe Day 3

Babbacombe Day 2

I woke this morning quite woozy.  Broken sleep due to a different bed and the room being too hot meant I was up a few times in the night. I showered and rolled over for Breakfast at 9.45am. The restaurant was nearly empty. I smashed a full english washing it down as, annoyingly, the (decent) … Continue reading Babbacombe Day 2

Rack, bags and how much rubber?

Last Tuesday I did a ride to work across Brum with my bikepacking rear bag. A kind of dress rehearsal for this week's ride to Torquay. Its the first time I've had a real chance use it loaded with kit. the bikepacking bag loaded ready for a test ride Despite being a bit wobbly and … Continue reading Rack, bags and how much rubber?

I’m virtually done

I've come to a crossroads. I've looked both ways and decided to go in a direction I never thought I would. I've suspended my Zwift membership pending cancellation. WTF!!! I have dozens of blog posts and streamed videos of rides and races on Zwift going back a couple of years. Its ironic then that only … Continue reading I’m virtually done