Tagged: Cycling

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What a Weekend

What a weekend that was! Evidenced in some part by the number of changes of outfit I had. I was up early and into shorts and T-shirt on Saturday morning. After coffee, breakfast and some playing of games on my phone the wind started to fill in so it was time to head to the...

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Repairable Shoes from Sidi

Despite the current environmental worries and some push back against the disposable society that we live in, it it still often difficult to justify repairing modern items. It’s often cheaper to replace them. Especially as replacement often results in an upgrade at the same time. Many things simply aren’t made to be easily repairable. Not...

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A Long Paddle and a Long Ride

That was a nice weekend. Nice that is if you ignore the invasion of the tourists! It’s been lovely here during lockdown; everything has been peaceful and quiet, the wildlife has been loving it, the beach has been clean and tidy and the roads have been quiet. Now that lockdown has been mainly lifted here...

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Week 3 of Our Giro

Stage 16: Mezzolombardo to Aprica This Stage was looking like it would be difficult before I even started it. At first it looked OK, one big climb followed by a ride across a plateau and then a descent. Closer inspection showed it to be a huge climb with severe gradients all the way and quite...

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Week 2 of the Giro

Stage 10: Amatrice to Castelluccio After a rest day on Tuesday, it was straight back into the mountains on Wednesday with a long, steep climb up the Rifugio Calvanico. We were at least eased back into it a little with a shallow descent for the first 12 miles. At nearly 25 miles in length and...

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The Giro Continues

As a follow up to my recent post about riding sections of the Giro virtually using RGT Cycling, here’s an update with progress so far. (Updated daily as I rode the stage) Stage 5: Agrigento to Modica This was a 34km fairly flat stage for a change with just a few rollers here and there....

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Riding the ‘Giro’ on RGT Cycling

The current lockdown situation has meant that I’ve been doing all of my cycle training indoors. This isn’t a huge issue for me as I quite often train indoors anyway and use TrainerRoad to give me a structured training plan full of structured indoor workouts. Now and then a nice easy scenic ride is called...

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Riding the Classics – Virtually

The Coronavirus lockdown has limited activities somewhat. I am only allowed out to exercise outdoors once a day. I can cycle on my turbo trainer indoors so I tend to have been saving my single outdoor allocation for running or for walks with Anna. At least that way I can maintain some sort of run...

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Real World Bike Ride and a Body on the Beach

A Busy Weekend as Usual It was a fairly standard weekend here with a surf ski paddle on Saturday morning, followed by a good Turbo Trainer session and then lots of time spent cleaning the van, cleaning windows and even having a quick inspection of the bees. It was good to get out on the...

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Saturday Activities

Just a normal Saturday here really. I was up early so managed to get some work done before Anna got up. The tide was too high to get out on the sea so next up was an hour on the turbo trainer which actually felt quite easy, and then a quick run around Ynyslas. By...