Back on Track

The last week and a half has been testing to say the least. Having my bike and equipment stolen a month before the start of the Trans Am Bike Race was definitely not in the script and it’s certainly been a challenge to stay on course for the event. If you’d have asked me a…

Bike Stolen in Lyon

Some of you may have noticed that my satellite tracker stopped moving in Lyon as I attempted to ride between London and Rome. On Friday night I stopped at a hotel to escape some fairly torrential rainstorms, leaving my bike locked up in a secure car park only accessible to hotel guests (who had paid…

The Dean 300km Audax

I’ve been meaning to try an Audax ride for a while, but the stars have never quite aligned — so when I saw that there was a 300km event leaving from Oxford I jumped at the chance to sign up. For those who aren’t familiar with Audax riding (or randonneuring), it’s a discipline of cycling in…

Trans Am Bike Frame Has Landed

Recently things have really started to come together as I get ready for the Trans Am Bike Race, so I thought it was a good time to post an update. For a while the race has been far enough in the future that it’s felt distant, slightly removed — but now there’s less than three months until…

Control the Controllables

With 2014 inexorably marching on, the Trans Am Bike Race suddenly seems incredibly close. It’s almost exactly three months until the ‘Grand Depart’ in Astoria and while training, planning, and kit selection are going well, the feeling that there’s limited time until kickoff is hard to shake. There’s no doubt that the next three months…