Fully slamming the CHR for maximum aero gains
Going full gas on the M5 CHR
My longest ride to date, covering 202 miles.
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