Posting these on behalf of Will in NW England (not 'down south' as I previously said): HPV Streetmachine - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333174590957 Metabike - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333174592572 Any questions - ask Will via Ebay or on the email address in Will's comment below, I know nothing about the bikes!
Saturday saw the first event of the 2019 season - the Tour de Lauder sportive. This starts just a few miles from my home village and follows a very hilly 89 mile route over most of the biggest climbs in the area for a total of over 6000 feet of ascent. I've been struggling with … Continue reading Tour de Lauder 2019
When I was growing up in the Borders, I had an idea, even back then as a teenager with no concept of mortality, that the Borders had a higher than average distribution of car-related insanity. Two of my school peers died in completely pointless high speed crashes, and it felt like it was built into … Continue reading Darwin Awards Season
It's been a good weekend's cycling the past couple of days. On Saturday I got in a three hour endurance ramp ride down via Selkirk into the Yarrow valley and then back up to Innerleithen and round over the Granites to Stow. I survived the two miles of unbelievably rough chipseal in the Yarrow valley … Continue reading Double Dutch
Yesterday I took a day off work to do a recon of the Tour de Lauder route on the M5. It was below freezing when I woke up so I waited until around 11 a.m. before setting off. Even at that time it was still pretty cold! It was one of those days where all … Continue reading Back to Reality
This post has a very tenuous link to cycling 🙂 At the weekend it was my daughter's 11th birthday, and we spent the day at Go Ape in Glentress forest near Peebles. Mountain bikers will know that area as some of the most glorious single track in Scotland. That's the tenous cycling bit of the … Continue reading Monkey Business
A few days ago I removed the destroyed hydraulic brake on the Fuego, and replaced it with a new one. I managed to get it installed, bled the old fluid and topped up with new fluid without any hitches - a job I had no idea how to do and was somewhat apprehensive of, until … Continue reading Braketastic