Friday, 20 July 2012
Monday, 16 July 2012
The weather is playing havoc with my bike. After the soaking last Sunday getting wet on the daily commute didn't seem so bad. The biggest problem is the toll it takes on the bike. Luckily I have the 'old' Pearson to draft into service but my frequency of repair has shot up. Last Thursday I cycled home from work in an absolute deluge which left my bike plastered in road grime, the brakes sounding painfully metallic and the tyres full of flints.
Monday, 9 July 2012
Rain of biblical proportions ushered in Sunday morning. This was the day of the Dorking sportive at which I had agreed to ride with the latest member of the SBR team.
Friday, 6 July 2012
I'm all set to ride around the Surrey Hills with a fellow SBR rider this weekend. He's not from these parts so was keen to get out onto Box Hill ahead of the Olympics. Sadly I read on the ride organiser's website that(not only is it going to be soaking wet but Box Hill will not be on the route as the National Trust is charging race orgnaisers £1,000 for the privilege of using their road.