The Needle’s Eye

A couple of my followers have recently messaged me about this monument I talked about, so I thought I’d have a ride up there and show you want it’s all about. The Needle’s Eye is a monument located near me, within about 25 minutes cycling distance. It’s a mid 18th Century folly, supposedly built atContinue reading “The Needle’s Eye”

The epic gig.

Yesterday was yet another epic run out for a gig. I’m getting tired of these two hour journeys now (*there’s light at the end of the tunnel as a local agent has now took us on). The A1 all the way up to Newcastle for a change – no A19 required. A few changes thoughContinue reading “The epic gig.”

Another epic ride, and yet it doesn’t feel so.

All the way from my home to Meadowhall whilst towing the Burley Travoy trailer. 22.5km almost – E-Bike set to medium assist for the full journey (I seldom use full assist as I find it a bit too much). About 70% of the battery power used. Gotta say Meadowhall do a great job for cyclistsContinue reading “Another epic ride, and yet it doesn’t feel so.”

Bus Lane Abuse

There’s a section of bus lane I cycle down on a regular basis (pretty much all bus lanes allow cyclists) but I’ve noticed a worrying trend. Whilst I would occasionally see a car in it, it’s now getting to the point that every time I ride down it I’m tailgated by a car, often beingContinue reading “Bus Lane Abuse”

Another fitness post…

This week I crossed the 100kg boundary in the right direction (down). Now I’m aware how weight works and how a few hours later I could be back up at 101kg, but it was a delight to see the scales lose a digit. Over the last few weeks I’ve been collecting together both my oldContinue reading “Another fitness post…”

First Operation Snap success!

I didn’t start cycling to grass on people; I started it to get fit whilst enjoying myself. However I also didn’t start it to get hit by an idiot in a car who thinks passing me at less than 30cm is an acceptable overtake. Police now run a system called operation snap where people canContinue reading “First Operation Snap success!”

100 miles in May?

The reason I added a question mark is because I think this will be a challenge for me – not just because of my fitness levels, but because of my time commitment – it takes me about an hour to do 7 miles at present, so that’s around a 15 hour commitment – however –Continue reading “100 miles in May?”

The newest bike.

It’s been a bit of an unlucky one so far, but I do love it. It’s an Orange frame from the late 90’s I’m led to believe – but it has been chopped around a little. In one weekend I’ve snapped a derailleur mount, and now today I’ve now got a puncture and had toContinue reading “The newest bike.”

To continue a theme.

The fitness kick continues. I’m now over 5 miles on a ride and unlike previous rides I’m now no longer finishing exhausted. It’s amazing how quick your fitness starts to return when you make the demand of your body. My waist hasn’t shrunk much, but I’ve noticed that the wobbly leftover of my old fatContinue reading “To continue a theme.”