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3 November 2015 0 Comments

Provis Pixelite Jacket

The prolonged period of unseasonably warm and settled weather late into the Autumn has left my winter training gear firmly in its place at the bottom of the cupboard. This is a good thing. However, it has meant that I haven’t had an opportunity to review the new PixElite cycling jacket sent to me over […]

11 December 2014 0 Comments

Hi viz versus Proviz

The idea that simply donning a fluorescent yellow jacket somehow bestows upon you a level of hitherto unknown invulnerability is a concept that has long wound me up to a tee. Flourescent hi-visibility clothing has little or no proven impact on safety for pedestrians or cyclists alike. A recent study showed that wearing hi viz […]

24 November 2014 0 Comments

Maturing Nicely

There won’t be many cyclists or runnerswho haven’t heard of Strava by now. If you are in the tiny minority that hasn’t, it’s a running and cycling fitness tracker website and app. Ho hum, you say, there are plenty of those. But Strava’s big success is due to its segments system. A segment is a […]

23 November 2014 0 Comments

What’s not to like?

It takes a lot for me to shift my post ride eating habits from my Ultimate Peanut Butter Sandwich, but this week I received a freebie sample of a couple of Science in Sport mint choc Rego bars. I’ve never been a particular fan of the protein recovery bar. I find them too chewy and […]

30 October 2014 2 Comments

Caffe Italia

Part of the ritual for me of going out for a bike ride or a run has always been having a pre-ride espresso. I first mused on this in a blog post about 4 years ago. I bought my first Gaggia about 15 years ago and it churned out dose after dose of the black […]

7 October 2014 0 Comments

Hydrate, or be damned

I hate energy drinks. The fizzy ones are for teenagers wanting to get hyper on vodka and stimulants (I wonder what percentage of Red Bull sales go to athletes?). But even the ones aimed at sportspeople are unpleasantly sweet. In a race they get slopped all over your frame and your body leaving a nasty […]

19 August 2014 0 Comments

Peanut Power

The internet is full of advice on how to make money by blogging – carrying ads, providing backlinks, taking guestposts etc. all provide ways of making a little pocket money if you’re serious. But to actually break big time and get the kind of attention that will make you a living is hugely difficult and […]