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Well I’ve done it now.  I retired. Threw in the towel. Jumped the shark. Rode off into the sunset. No reason to worry about impostor syndrome anymore. 972 more words


The Rig

This will be my ride for the next seven days.

The Bike

For those of you who know bikes (which I don’t really) this is a mostly original white 2011 Jamis Ventura Comp road bike. 199 more words


oneseveneighteen – the top step

Local racing is still the best…

Missing the first two rounds of the XC racing at Bedgebury was frustrating, but coming second in the six hour was even worse, so for round 3 of the XC racing I had to get my head back in the game! 553 more words

Bike Racing

Review N°4 - Schwalbe tires Big Ben, 20x2.15

We didn’t know what kind of tires I had. And by the end of the trip we knew that these are the tires to have. I had not one puncture in these 2740 km over rough and smooth surfaces. 336 more words


Trek 5500

£ SOLD on 01/08/2017

Another totally original classic, this time something with a modern-retro twist!

2003 Trek 5500 featuring the ultra light, stiff and strong 120 OCLV carbon frame as ridden  145 more words

Road Bike

NEXT D55 Carbon Tubeless Road Disc Wheelset

Buying Speed

For a time, I owned carbon rim brake clinchers. They were brutally difficult to mount tires on, but once set up they were worth it.   1,428 more words

Trek FX 3 1500 Mile Review

Is it a fitness, hybrid, or touring bike?  The Trek FX3 for me has become the perfect hybrid of fitness, touring, and bikepacking.

As I’ve continued to put miles on the Trek FX 3, I’ve found that it meets the needs of a lightweight touring bike for me as well.   100 more words