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News and Thoughts

It’s not about the Allen Keys: An article we wrote for Manchester Wheelers

Just thought I would post this up as it might be useful advice for lots of people out there. Was originally an article we were asked to write for the latest edition of Manchester Wheelers magazine, so here it is, hope it helps some of you:   It’s not all …

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What a tour, let’s just enjoy the aftermath!

Why does July always feel like the shortest month of the year? For me it's partly that despite the longer days and (hopefully) warm weather, there's an inescapable feeling of speeding back towards the winter like the bus from Speed, on the back of a giant penguin, sliding down the …

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Time flies…

 

Hi All, It would appear that Old Father Time has been pooring his sands through the big egg-timer at a rate less trickle and more hose pipe. I looked the other day and it would appear it has been quite a few months since I posted a blog. I can …

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Damaged memories and future hopes (Thoughts on the Armstrong Saga post ‘Admission’)

Well, there you have it. Lance Armstrong has finally spoken the words we all knew he needed to do and which were desperately late in arriving. Since watching the first part of the interview this morning I have spoken to quite a few people, seen a lot of tweeting, reporting …

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Armstrong, Drugs, Cancer… careful, this could be profound

 

Well, I've seen so much twittering, read so many articles, read the USADA report and the witness statements so I thought it was about time to put my views down on paper. They are by no means the views of an expert, just someone who was in equal parts inspired, …

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Up Mont Ventoux and Down to Nice…well, almost

 

Hi All, It's been a week now since we got back from our little journey from Paris to Nice, so I thought I had better post the story of the second half of the ride, before the memories fade behind newer ones of work, weddings and wet british weather. The …

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Half way to Nice!

 

This is a very brief summary of the first 4 days of our epic journey from Paris to Nice by Bike, on account of the fact it is now 10pm and I am falling asleep on my keyboard, so please forgive any mis-spellings or plain nonsense, I am not in …

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A Tale of Two Sportives

 

  Like buses, I hadn’t taken part in a mass start Sportive ride for at least a year or so, then 2 came along that I really wanted to be a part of in the space of a fortnight. With very different courses, atmospheres and purposes, this is the story …

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It’s the Pits! (A View from Director Sportiv/Coach/Therapist Chair)

 

Well, it's been a few days now for the dust to settle since we came back from Scotland on a mission to see how our future X-Man would cope with the rigours of a real test of his endurance on the bike. I went along as a one-stop-shop for support …

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Ergonomic Products: Great advances but be cautious….

HI All, I wanted to write a short post to crystallise my thoughts and opinions on the proliferation of ergonomic bike components and aids which aim to help you ride more comfortably or efficiently. On the whole I am really impressed by the advances that have been made. Specialized's Body Geometry system (www.specialized.com) continues …

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