I need mudguards

October 20, 2012

Well after ride home last might IĀ  clear on the fact I need mudguards.

I got so wet from the road it was ridiculous, but least I didn’t get a puncture šŸ˜‰


WET !!!

October 5, 2012

Well it’s definitely autumnĀ  cycling back from work today was more like swimming it was raining so hard.


it was an interesting experience and from a traveling point of view once you get so wet you don’t really care about getting much wetter ( its not really possible)
Would i do it again ?


Would i go out of my way to avoid getting wet ?


Do I need mud guards ?





Back on the road again !

October 3, 2012

Well I’m back on the roadĀ  and traveling well, what I’ve noticed so far these wheels are heavy much heavier that my r500’s or any other wheel I’ve owned .
Well what does that mean for me it’s like taking a step back a bit it slows me down so I can’t keep the pace as high (for now), give me time and I will even that out. Road handling is excellent and build quality seems to be superb. lets hope the bikes up to it


Well she’s back and ready to pound the miles again.

October 2, 2012

After a useful conversation with Andrew from Spa cycles he’s built me a new set of wheels, which I have been promised are much stronger than my old ones, at the same time I’ve fitted a new chain and rear cassette taking my bottom gear down to 27 tooth.

theses new wheels are something else rigida DP18’s with tiagra hubs 36 Spoke. It’s altered the look of the bike somewhat.


Well here she is the Touring Pinnacle two


The Clarkson of cycling !!

September 24, 2012

Well the verdict is in !!
After visiting multiple shops reviewing wheel choices custom build vs machine built. There are two fundamental problems.
1. Weight I’m too heavy for road bikes for now.

2. I put too much power down causing the frame/wheels etc..etc.. to flex and fail.

Apparently cycling uphill and putting the power down and screaming powar is whats causing my issues.
So I’m shopping for something STRONG a commuter or cyclocross bike maybe. anyone have any suggestions !!


Catastrophic Failure number 3961

September 18, 2012

WellĀ  my new wheel collected on the 25/08 lasted 27 Days !! I am never shopping with evans again, as it stands I want my money back from the as it is.
What happened. Well cycling home from work I was just comming off an incline and I was accellerating. Suddenly my rear wheel locked up. I obviously stopped and upon examination I discovered that I had snapped a spoke but the wheel had warped so out of kilter that it was touching the frame.
So I’m really not happy !


Brrr it’s getting COLD

September 14, 2012

Well autumn is coming, and it’s getting colder it really noticeable in the morning.

Also on the positive side I was able to commute to work in 1 Hour 30 Seconds That’s an averageĀ  speed on 18.4 mph, that’s really fast (For me)