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…

Balance

Balance I’ve been stuck for a topic to write about for the last week or so. I’ve been out on the bike a lot, there have been some big rides, and the weather has still been abysmal — but nothing interesting or out of the ordinary has happened. Then, reading back through my blog, I…

Microadventure in Wales

Several weeks ago I sent off an email to a couple of friends, suggesting a trip to Wales for a few days riding bikes. For several reasons the plan took longer to come to fruition than anticipated, so rather than catching the last of the milder autumn weather we set off just as the fist…

Training in North Carolina

One of the purposes of this blog is to act as a personal training log — while this is mainly to give me a record that will keep me honest and committed to putting the miles in, I hope it will also be entertaining and informative! This is what I’ve been up to on the bike…

Training So Far

Ever since getting my bike in January I have been trying to get down to some serious training so that the first part of my journey is less of a slog and a bit more enjoyable – given that Virginia has the most overall climbing of any state along the TransAm Trail. I encountered an…