Journals by Category: Stories

Our collection of adventures, stories, and discovery with two wheels

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Have you seen the green flash

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Appearing ahead of me on the climb as he slowly pedals the same road I’ve been riding for the past hour, he must have known I was coming for a while. With a friendly, welcoming smile and a glint in his eye, he asks, “Have you seen the green flash?”

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Epic climbs doable on a long weekend

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“Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades” – Eddy Merckx The great Eddy Merckx knows his onions when it comes to cycling. While lightweight carbon wheels will make you look good, the best way to get strong on the bike is to hit the hills.

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Dysfunctional Cycling Club, and why you should quit

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I believe that the good group training ride, perhaps especially the good club training ride, is where the heart of road cycling beats.

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View from the middle of the pack... The Rocket Sportive

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A full-on snow blizzard streaked out of the dark, the huge flakes hitting the windscreen before being flicked away by the wipers, set a maximum. Saturday 11th February.

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First Ride of The Year

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It's the 5th of January as I write this and I've just returned from an 18-mile ride on the fixie...

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Put your foot down

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Having considered what gearing we might like to go for on our fixie, one other (often overlooked) thing is the pedals.

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Teeth, Ratios and Inches

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Whether you want to build your own fixed gear bike, or buy one new, you'll have to consider what gearing you want to ride as I believe it's crucial to getting the most enjoyment out of your bike.

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Choose Your Gear Wisely

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With new handlebars fitted along with the new brake lever, attention turned to the drive train...

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Building on the the Past

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Having made the mistake of trying to coast and lean around a corner, I'd been bitten by the fixie bug.

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The Trials And Tribulations of A Fixie Rider

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It was late 2015 and I was down in Montpellier in the South of France, standing in an enormous Decathlon store when I saw it.