This week I had the mighty Fuego in for some TLC at the Bicycle Works after a winter sitting neglected and collecting dust in the garage. The trike has been the number one ride over the past few months, but now it feels like time to get back onto two wheels. The gears were skipping … Continue reading Reacquainting with an old friend
I had terrible insomnia on Friday night - something I periodically suffer from. I gave up at 3.30 am and got up. So what to do? Well, by 5 I had drunk about a gallon of coffee, had plenty breakfast and was on my way round the 65 mile Ettrick Loop! I was physically quite … Continue reading Things to do when you can’t sleep
We got out for a 2 hour blast on the tandem last night after work. The weather has been incredibly mild for February - about 10 degrees when we left. Very windy though! Up the back road to Heriot and hang a left up to the Granites. It was getting dark by the time we … Continue reading Night Ride
We got out for the first tandem ride of 2019 today - round the usual 40 mile Innerleithen loop. The weather was gorgeous when we were preparing to go. When asked if I thought we'd need overshoes, I immediately said nah, spring is here, we'll be fine without. 1.5 hours later, it's bloody freezing again, … Continue reading Keep your mouth shut!
The information below is in addition to my main CHR review. Make sure you read that one first to get the details of my impressions of the bike. This page documents the upgrades and changes I have made since that review was written. All the updates below were written in February 2019. Fork As I … Continue reading M5 CHR Updates
Yesterday I took the trike to work and back - a round trip of 65 miles. Up at 4 a.m. for a 2 hour ride to work and nearly 3 hours home again. I tend to take a detour on the way home to avoid rush hour traffic on the A7 - there's some nice … Continue reading First commute of the year
Had a nice weekend of cycling last week - took the Tarmac out for a 2 hour blast on Saturday (puncture and 50mph winds - 'interesting' conditions!), and then got my first ride of 2019 on the M5 CHR on Sunday. I've been doing a few more updates to the CHR which I will hopefully … Continue reading Breaking out the big guns
Over the past few weeks I've started getting problems with my back again. It has slowly crept up, and is manifesting as a deep discomfort when I push much above lower zone 3. I'm left after a ride with a discomfort that lasts for a day or two. I've already discussed it with my Alexander … Continue reading Remembering you’re not immortal