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Hill 4 - Parbold

on Sun, 17/08/2014 - 21:03

When I moved back to the area and first started riding Parbold Hill was my nemesis. Not knowing if cycling was for me I bought a road bike off eBay for £90, knowing little about bikes except “wanting one that didn't have gears on the bike frame” I picked up a heavy aluminium ex-halfords bike with a Sora double chain set and set off on the local roads. I knew of Parbold Hill and tried my luck. After lots of panting and puffing I got to the church and then faced the ignominy of getting off and walking the rest of the way.

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Tour de Force

on Sun, 03/08/2014 - 20:19

Well, it's all over and done with now. Indeed due to my slow editing skills, we've even had the Commonwealth games come and go since the Tour De France graced England's shores.

That said, it's given us all time to reflect on the Tour and the 3 weeks of happenings on and off the bike. How was it for you?

It all started a while a go didn't it?  Not the Tour, but the build-up. Many in the club talked about it on Sunday rides, the fallout from not including Wiggins and Kennaugh in the Sky Team - would it come back to haunt them?

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on Mon, 12/05/2014 - 17:12


What is form? There are over 40 definitions of the word in a dictionary, but what does it mean to you? What does it mean to cyclists?

I came to thinking about this yesterday after a conversation about improvement, or lack thereof.

I guess the defintion of form relevant to cyclists would be

 - manner or method of performing something; technique: or indeed

- physical condition or fitness, as for performing:
Who has form here?
So why was I thinking about this? Well we use various different things to gauge how we are riding on at the moment. Mostly I use the tried and tested technique of