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…

A Tale of Two Rides

This article is part two in a series of posts on my cycling (mis)adventures over Christmas 2013/14.  As you’re probably aware, the weather in the UK has been less than ideal for cycling over the last month. In fact it’s been downright dismal — horizontal rain, driving wind, and severe flooding have been staples over the past…

Motivation: Why Ride?

As a bit of a change of pace from the gear reviews and ride reports I usually post here, I thought I’d answer a question I get asked a lot… Motivation: why ride? One of the questions I’m asked the most — either by strangers whilst on the road or by friends and family when…