An update to my CHR sees the installation of a very nice lightweight lifting tiller sourced from RBR in the States.
I eventually became fed up having to mash up really steep hills at a low RPM on the CHR. While it's doable, it's not pleasant, particularly if you're tired. And I've been tired a lot recently - still having ongoing health issues with my breathing and I've had to back off the intensity quite considerably. … Continue reading M5 CHR – Mountain Killer
Summer in Scotland. What can I say! A 65 mile loop round the Borders, taking in the Ettrick Valley and 4 decent climbs. The camera died half way round as I was starting the ascent from Tushielaw. Weather wasn't great but it was nevertheless a lovely morning ride. I need to get a better camera. … Continue reading Ride Video – Wet and Misty on the M5 CHR
A follow up on my experiences with the M5 CHR a year down the line.
Even a middle aged geezer with puny sprint power can take a sprint KOM on the CHR.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfF_QqO4EFM
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
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