A lovely little sportive in the Borders done this year on a road bike rather than a recumbent
On Saturday, I was planning a hard 'kitchen sink' training ride on the Tarmac. I'm doing a sportive on the ass hatchet in 2 weeks and have been doing a few training rides on the upright road bike to get back into the groove. I recently replaced the wheels on this bike, as the lightweight … Continue reading They come in threes
My take on the endless argument about which kind of bike is 'fastest'. Sigh.
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
Today I got in the last ride of 2018 - on the Specialized Tarmac road bike of all things. 40 miles round the Innerleithen loop at a respectable 17.9 mph average speed. I think it took me longer to clean the bike and my gear afterwards than it did to do the ride itself - … Continue reading Last ride of 2018
I have a dirty little secret..... Look what I found on eBay recently: It's a 2016 Specialized Tarmac Expert in phenomenal condition, practically brand new. I got this used for a great price. The wheels aren't the highest spec, they're fine for now, but the rest of the bike is top notch - FACT 10r … Continue reading Betraying the Dark Side