Ouch, that smarts

Three times recently I have clipped the end of my handlebar (always the left one too) on a tree trunk. The third one ended in a body slam onto solid rocks. Read More...

Lucky thirteen

Today I did the Tabata protocol on the ergo because it was raining outside. I blew in interval number thirteen. Read More...

Sixth place

I don’t usually crow about a sixth place in any race, but on Sunday I managed sixth in the CORC club race at Kowen Forest. This is the highest I have managed to finish in one of these MTB races to date. Read More...

Eccentric contractions

Racing yesterday on a fairly rough, unbedded, course really drove home that a difficulty with MTB racing is the high amount of eccentric contractions that you make in one hour.

I have written in this blog before (recently even) about eccentric bottom brackets - this is nothing like a bottom bracket. Read More...

Teaching new coaches

For a while I have been interested in passing my coaching knowledge on to new coaches. Looks like I might get the chance too. Read More...

Racing on Sunday

It seems like ages since I attended a CORC Sunday race. I think that is because it has been ages! Read More...

Where is the motivation?

For a number of weeks now I have been contemplating getting back into a training routine.

That I haven’t speaks to a lack of something - I am not sure it is motivation. Read More...

Increasing eccentricity

I love my single speed, but the eccentric bottom bracket is going to cause me to go postal… Read More...

Winter teaching plans

With the last three months prior to the end of daylight savings taken up with teaching skills classes to members of The Berm, I have a lot of enthusiasm for a series of winter skills classes as well. Read More...

Mountain double success

I finally got to ride the mountain double conversion - SLX double specific front derailleur, FRM 26/40 chainrings, XT Hollowtech II M770 cranks. Read More...