Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:14

OD Designs TrackStand goes to KickStarter

A couple of years ago I reviewed a product from OD Designns called the TrackStand. A simple design that allowed any bike to be stored upright by the stays enabling simple fettling or cleaning. Even better they could be linked together.

Published in Gear News

A few years ago I was writing some interactive cycling training to be rolled out country wide. I was restricted to items that this particular company sold and as I was writing the module on saddle fit and comfort, it occurred to me that for all the talk of good shorts, the right saddle etc I had to miss out something very important in the process. Chamois Cream. A lot of people don't like to mention it but smearing a good dollop cream into your bits can make a huge contribution in avoiding saddle sores

Published in Clothing

Cycling jerseys put up with a lot. Exposed to rain, road grime, energy gels and the potent sweat of the Mamil. Usually worn once then washed and worn again because usually after one hard ride the jersey needs dealing with at arms length. This shortens the life of any garment but Polygiene claim to have solved the problem and with Maloja providing one off test pieces I decided to see if they were right.

Published in Clothing

I've got a confession. Although I know I'm extremely photogenic and I'm unaware the camera is pointed in my direction on most occasions, I may just be a little bit of a poser. No don't argue with me I am honestly, trust me.

Published in Blogs
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:56

Things to do on a Bike This Year: Mountain Biking

I'll be honest I don't do anywhere near enough mountain biking. Before I succumbed to the lure of Lycra and shaved legs I liked nothing better than tearing around Afan. Well that might be stretching the truth a little. I smoked so I pushed up the climbs and I'm a bit of a wimp so I used a lot of back brake on the descents, but even the worst day I ever had on the Knobblies was still a beautiful day in part. Mountain Biking always leaves me smiling.

Published in Cycling
Monday, 27 June 2016 08:52

Mountain Mayhem 2016

Like all 40 something cyclists I'm a bit of a frustrated racer. I'd love to race road but due to the medication I take for ADHD I'd have to go through the faff of organising a Therapeutic Use Exemption Certificate and be prohibited from taking it on race day. I'm useless without it so I'm in a bind. Three years on I'm still not any closer to making a decision so when the chance to race as part of a sponsors team at Mountain Mayhem the 24hr Endurance Mountain Bike event came along I purchased some baggies, grew my leg hair and headed off to the Princess Royal's back garden ie Gatcombe Park, to make my competitive debut.

Published in Cycling

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