Category: Cycling

Life on two wheels.

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OMM Kamleika Race II Jacket Review

I’ve got a thing about jackets. I can’t resist them and Anna seems to think that I have far too many. In my defence, I am outside doing various activities in all sorts of weather. Each activity has different requirements for a jacket as does each weather condition. So, if you put together all of...

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Riding in the Welsh Hills

It may have been sub-zero temperatures, but with the sun shining and a recently serviced bike it would have been rude not to head out into the Welsh hills. There was a vicious wind blowing at Ynyslas, with gusts up to 60 knots but as soon as I was away from Ynyslas and on my...

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New Mountain Bike

What a mountain bike that is! I’ve just got back from the maiden voyage on my new Scott Scale 700 mountain bike, and she’s a beauty! Light, agile, responsive and direct. It’s going to take a lot to get me out on my full-sus bike again as I’m sure I prefer my bikes like this...

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An Icy Ride

A strange weekend this weekend as Christmas is nearly here and I have all of next week off work. But Anna and Morgan are at work and school right up until and including the 22nd December. That means that their first official day of holiday is Christmas Day itself! It also meant that the weekend...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 10 – Parc Bryn Bach

After a pause for a week, the Welsh cyclocross series continued with Round 10 at Parc Bryn Bach near Tredegar. The drive there was the usual relaxing affair where I was treated to a sunrise over the Cambrian Mountains and a drive through some unfamiliar roads with amazing views over the Brecon Beacons. Parc Bryn...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 9 – Gunpowder Classic, Swansea

With cyclocross season well and truly in full flow, it was off to Swansea this weekend for round 9 of the Welsh Cyclocross Series. I hadn’t raced here before so didn’t really know what to expect from the course, but as always there were trophy points up for grabs. With a couple of poorer results...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 8 – Crosstober Abergavenny

I enjoyed that one! The Abergavenny round of the Welsh Cyclocross Series is the biggest race of the series. It is part of Crosstober Wales, a weekend of cyclo cross racing brought to you by the passionate folk of Abergavenny RC. S4C are there to televise the elite races on the Sunday. There are also...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 7 – Hafren Cyclocross

Another autumnal weekend and another cyclocross race. This time it was the Hafren Cyclocross race in Newtown. I hadn’t slept at all the night before thanks to the raging storm Brian so I felt tired before I even set off. At least it was only just over an hours drive through the Welsh countryside for...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 6 – Cyclocross Aberystwyth

Well, that was a tough race! It all started well with just a short drive to the race venue as this week it was cyclocross Aberystwyth style. The recent 2-3 hour drive to a race was just my usual short 20 minute commute to work. No need for an early start and I should be...

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I Like Mondays

Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats have no idea what they are talking about. You can’t complain about a Monday like this. 8.5 miles Surf Ski. Set off from home, paddled through the chop into the estuary and over to Aberdyfi then did a tour around the estuary before heading home. Next up was a 26...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 5 – Carmarthen Showground

A cyclocross race on a Saturday this weekend so as not to clash with the car boot sale at the Carmarthen showground on Sunday. The weather hadn’t been great but it was looking OK for the race. We were however expecting mud. I’ve also noticed that the last blog post was about last weeks cyclocross...

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