Monday, March 26, 2007

On the up and up.

After watching Oscar winning the M-SR in style on Sat I was up for a good run on Sunday and maybe push myself a bit for the first time after the winter build up and I can say that the feeling was good throughout the run but even better on the bits of road that I pushed it on. After the run recovery is always a good indicator of fitness and that seems to be good also, I am still on my 49x18 fixie so it is good to know that when the boys bring their carbonio stuff out I can still do a bit of damage. It is just three weeks till I head out to Mallorca for some sun on the back and back to the 'Gears' which should be interesting, although I might be onto the 'Gears' a bit quicker as there is a local Criterium that I might do before I head off.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

M-SR "La Primavera"

This weekends Milan-San Remo is hitting 100 years old and if the first few races of the year are anything to go by we should be in for a cracker, a lot of the big hitters in the peleton would dearly love their palmar├Ęs to show a win on the Via Roma after 294km. The racing will be hard fought through and over some of the most famous names in cycling folklore including Passo del Turchino, Cipressa and Poggio di Sanremo.

Picture is 2006 edition from with Filippo Pozzato winning on Via Roma.

Saturday, March 17, 2007


Jees! it is not looking good for a Sunday run tomorrow with the forecast, so it might be a dose of on the rollers.

I was back onto the bike on Fri after my dooring incident on Tue past and feeling good with the enforced rest that I had, hope I can get out tomorrow on the road to keep the training up.

Forecast from

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Today I came off the fixed wheel and I am nursing a sore hip and right arm. The off was on my normal commute up to Dunfermline, I was cycling down the inside of stationary traffic when a nice wee school girl opened her passenger door on me which I then caught with my right forearm sending me flying over the bars onto the side of the road!

I would always normally ride down the outside of stationary traffic to avoid this kind of thing but today I was on the inside as the traffic light crossing had turned green ahead which I thought meant the traffic would start moving, instead the traffic had still been stopped by a lollipop lady meaning the Dad of the school girl in the car had told said school girl to jump out and right into my path...........BOLLOCKS!

So I am now trying to recover for tomorrows ride in to the shop as the arm is well stiff and sore at the moment although this typing has eased it off slightly.

On a good note the beauty of riding a fixed wheel is there is nothing on it to break or bend as there is nothing hanging off it, so apart from a little scuff to the bar tape and left lever the bike is perfect which helps make my sore bits feel a bit less sore.

Sketch pic from

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Monday, March 05, 2007

Here is the last time Lance would be coming on to the Champs-elysees as a Tour winner, just listen as the crowd gets to fever pitch.
Although you can not get the same feeling and sound looking at a small clip I can say that when I took this small clip it had the hairs on the back of my neck standing up, viva le Tour!