The Information I’ve continued to research the market in electric bikes and I’ve discovered some interesting things. At the same time, I’m finding it hard to settle on a purchase. Good information is hard to come by. There are a couple of YouTube channels that review e-bikes, and the odd web site, but the truth … Continue reading Cycling’s dirty little secret?
In the background to all my iPhone vacillation is the fact that I busted up my road bike driving home from France. It looks as if (if I'm willing to take it apart and package it up to send away) I could get it repaired for around £500. But that's a big if. How do you box up … Continue reading e-bike gum
Of course, following the crippling back pain, there had to be a solution that would put the weight on the bike and not on my back. As reluctant as I am to add weight to my carbon bicycle, I obviously can't use the backpack any more. One of the reasons I'm reluctant is that, at … Continue reading Ibera PakRak System
In all the years I worked at the old place, I summoned the courage to cycle in just once. It was a 19-mile journey, which I managed at a respectable 15 mph. But I put the bike on the roof of the car to get home, and I never did it again. Tuesday is Strava's … Continue reading Biking to Work
I still can't tell how fast I'm going, because my CycleMeter app keeps borking out with the phone's battery at about 43%, but although it was a bit cold today, I felt a bit better. I actually planned my whole week around going for a ride today because the weather forecast indicated two (!) whole … Continue reading Domane Four and a Half, three rides in
Got back from France the day before the new school term. Boy, that was a long holiday. We arrived back home around three in the afternoon after a 12-hour drive, punctuated with fast food at the Burger King in the Eurotunnel terminal (what happened to Quick?). Within an hour, I was out on the bike … Continue reading Home again, home again
So I didn't go back to the Ballon d'Alsace this summer. I drove up yesterday and went for a 2-hour hike around it, and just looking at the road, from the point I gave up before, was enough to convince me that I don't have the legs for it. Is it a strength thing? I've … Continue reading On balance, no ballons