Before you read on, it is advisable and preferable to get the context to this story by reading ‘The iconic Christmas build etc etc’ story first, then the jigsaw pieces will slowly fall into place. Hopefully. As a scene setter, this story takes place on the day after the build
An iconic bike build for Christmas & accompanying ‘Super’ themed music track list.
Firstly, here’s my definition of the word iconic: Something just like, or is, a Cannondale Super V. Ha! So now we have that out of the way, lets get on with this challenge, which is; to get this kit of bike parts built in the space of a Friday night,
The thoughts of a track cycling nobody
Have you ever written your thoughts down before? I don’t mean like making notes at work or in the shed. I mean actually recording your train of thought and what it led to, if anything. Well, I did it one evening and during a session riding round, and round, and
Riding without stabilisers and flying a Spitfire for the first time – A Take-off guide for newcomers to 2 wheels and/or 2 wings.
Context: Riding your bicycle without stabilisers for the first time is as stressful, exciting and rewarding as flying for the first time, one of the most iconic looking and sounding aircraft ever (my view obviously), the Supermarine Spitfire. Whilst there are clear differences between your first bike and the aeroplane,
Our kids will enjoy cycling!…….and words that begin with an ‘e’…….
As the only one in the family who is ‘into cycling’, it is my ultimate responsibility to be the cycling-ambassador, and to expose, educate, encourage and entice (all words spookily beginning with ‘e’) the kids to the fresh air delights of enjoying (another word beginning with ‘e’) the worlds most
More about Swiss Cilo cycles & their owners
In the early-ish days of club and national cycle racing, like the 1940s and 50s for example, riders had one bike, which they rode to races, and possibly, if they were good riders, he/she would have a second set of lighter wheels that they would use for the race, then
“I want to ride my bicycle” – The ‘make-it-yourself’ Time Trial bike – Part 2a.
Welcome to Part 2a (which you may read before Part 1) to my TT bike build. It’s taken a bit longer than I anticipated to build the bike, which shouldn’t normally take more than a day to go from ‘parts-to-ride’, but instead, it has taken 3 months, to date. This
Rant! Part 2 & last weekend’s bike ride
Sometime ago, I wrote a piece on this site, called ‘Rant!’, which was about the differences found in the cycling world between men and women, and particularly in the range of clothing, equipment, bikes, and equality in cycling sport. Since I wrote it, it is now my view that things
Cycle Courier Career for me? The answer is; Quite probably.
Firstly, I love adding photos to my text to bring the whole story to life, but this one is different. When I read this one back to myself after first writing it, the pictures appeared in the words for me, and I hope they do for you. So here we
Cannondale. The inspirational bicycle company.
Regardless of whether you have, or have not had a Cannondale bicycle, here’s my view, personal connection with the company, and an introduction to the Cannondales in my life. But first…… I know it’s a story many-times-told, but having the name of the company coming from their first business home,