There’s been a bit of interest in the Cranks Arms pub sign, and I was asked to write up a little bit about how it came about. Now, I’m not really a blogger so it’s taken me a while to get around to it. Continue reading “Making Stuff and the Cranks Arms Pub Sign”
If you look at the back of our kit you’ll see four large asterisks. What do they mean? And, whilst we’re on it, why does our kit look like it was designed by a child? Continue reading “How the Cranks Got Their Stars”
My little sister and I had a game when we were kids. Our house had more furniture than space. The lounge had bookcases, occasional tables, a sideboard, sofas, chairs. The game was to get around the room without touching the floor. For the floor was lava. Continue reading “What is an Gnarbital?”
…not just for winter.
Now the evenings are getting lighter, people look surprised when I tell them I am going to the velodrome in the evening. Why not go outside and ride they say and its a fair question to which the answer varies based on their experience of cycling.
To some I can explain about the intensity of interval training, the lack of traffic and how a good coach will be able to make the simple art of turning left every 10 seconds an enjoyable experience with a variety of drills.
To others, I just say its fun. Continue reading “A velodrome is for life….”
I’d like to preface this blog by stating that I’m not technically mad. I don’t think.
However. We know that cycling is as much of a mental sport as it is a physical one, as Cycling Weekly explored recently.
And I think that for me this is even more true than it is for “normal” people. I have more bad rides than good, whatever the numbers say. And I’ve decided that this is almost entirely down to the passengers I’m carrying with me. Continue reading “The Passenger Theory of Disappointing Rides”