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.
I’m still undecided about whether or not I will compete in triathlons this year, I’m still training for it just in case I do decide to give it a go. I completed my 2km swim last week in the usual sort of time, it’s difficult to improve the pace when the pool is busy as you often have to overtake people (or get overtaken). Consequently, getting a clear 80 lengths can be a challenge and is reflected in the time taken. You don’t usually suffer from this problem when swimming outdoors and is…Continue
Posted on March 10, 2015 at 0:00
As expected, this week has been a bit lighter with respect to training. I went to Wales for a Spa break, which by its very nature isn’t intended to be filled with strenuous exercise. There have been a couple of rough days too, those were not in the plan. I have missed a target, but whilst there is progress I’ll not complain too much. I’ve got a new camera which I intend to use primarily on the bike, it has some pretty cool features. We’ll get to thase in a bit.
Posted on March 1, 2015 at 22:00 — 1 Comment
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