Cycling in and around Birmingham England
Hi all,I have for sale my Pinnacle Meanstreak 1.0 hybrid bike, medium size (5'6" - 5'10"). It is in good condition, as can be seen from the pictures, and is currently fitted with Kenda Kwick Roller…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Bick Oct 3, 2014.
Hi all,Just looking for an opinion. I am hoping to go touring again soon an I am considering using some 28 spoke wheels. The reason being that they have much better hubs, they freewheel noticeably…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Darren Cash Jul 29, 2014.
Just saw this and thought it might be of interest to some:…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John K Nov 28, 2013.
Training week 3 complete, it’s been productive again. Still undecided about competing in Triathlons this year, I’ve been training for them just in case I decide to do some. In any case, the training only helps to build general fitness which certainly isn’t a bad thing for racing on the bike.
I had a target of swimming 8 km this month, this week I surpassed it. In 6 sessions I’ve covered 10 km in the pool, slowly increasing my speed with the…Continue
Posted on February 22, 2015 at 20:49 — 3 Comments
Second week of training, there is progress.
Thanks to improvements in the weather I have been able to stay dry when out on the bike, I wouldn’t have missed out on the training if it was raining but it is nice to at least be dry. I have been doing a mixture of rides, incorporating some hills (although nothing major since we don’t have massive climbs in Birmingham) and a 10 mile TT training effort. The highlight of the week for me though was a training session at the…Continue
Posted on February 15, 2015 at 22:36 — 3 Comments
First week back on the bike, it’s been great.
I knew that I missed my bikes, I just didn’t realise how much. I have set up the training bike, it’s a B-Twin Triban 5 from Decathlon. I used it for a bit of touring in Wales in 2013 and I’ve been nothing but impressed with it. It’s a comfortable ride and it’s versatile, in my opinion it’s good value for money. It’s not the lightest bike, the most rigid or responsive but I wouldn’t expect it to be either. It costs less than £500…Continue
Posted on February 8, 2015 at 12:08 — 8 Comments
Finally, having pretty much finished the decade of studying, it looks like I’m going to be able to get back to real life. Last year was tough, having to sacrifice any hopes of racing, triathlons or even sportives, to focus on getting the work done. This year I intend to change all that.
I’ve been in southern France for the last 4 months, and whilst to many that would seem like the ideal training ground, I’ve actually been writing my thesis. I have access to a bike here, for…Continue
Posted on January 25, 2015 at 13:00 — 3 Comments