Category: training

Strong mind

What do you tell yourself ?

When it’s too cold to get out of bed and even colder outside? When you look out of the window and all you see is, well nothing, except the rain? When you’re yo-yoing off the back and there’s 50km still to go ? When you’ve get a flat and it’s pi**ing down ? Sometimes the Read More

5 ways to save energy and finish stronger

There’s nothing worse than seeing your local cycling group, slowly ease away from you. For a while you try and stick with them, yo-yoing off the back, until eventually they creep away at such a seemingly slow pace, that your brains says it should be easy to get back on. Your legs say something completely Read More

Is it rude to use that word this soon ?

The days are short, and for most, that means hopping on the old IDT to “keep the legs going” I’m not sure I can call myself lucky, but I’ve never had too much of a problem motivating myself to use one. But there are a few things I do to make it more appealing. I have everything Read More

Staying dry (ish) in the rain.

I don’t really like the rain. I’m fine with a downpour but that non-stop drizzle that gets in everywhere and goes on for weeks (feels like weeks anyway), really bugs me. Strangely though, I don’t mind cycling in the rain. When I was racing, the concentration would generally block everything out. Knowing that most of Read More

Making the most of wind

Not the dodgy kind coming out of your behind :-D. The one created by mother nature. It would be very difficult to find a cyclist who hasn’t experienced a day when they’ve had to crawl their way home in what feels like a raging storm. Ok, sometimes it probably is a raging storm. So how Read More

Do you have a power meter ?

I work in the IT industry and I’m a bit of a gadget freak. I think I was one of the first to try out a power meter in this neck of the woods back in 2008. A PowerTap, which people genuinely asked me if it was a dynamo. The PowerTap helped to really spread the word Read More