Ditch the Latex inner tubes?

Pssssssssssst, pssst, pssst, pssst, pssst,… Damn, another flat. Right in the middle of a tough interval too. Not a regular “ran over a sharp object” flat either. My roadside inspection of the tube concludes this one to be a failure of the tube itself. I quickly throw in my spare Butyl tube, gas it up…

Farewell to my Planet X Stealth

After almost a decade, my Planet X Stealth and I have parted ways. I originally bought the Stealth all the way back in January 2013 during a Planet X flash sale. I was living in Berkshire (England). Even though it was one of their lower spec’d time trial offerings, it was a huge purchase for…

2022 Resolution Ride #08 – The last month of winter!

Just a short write-up for this month’s metric century. I’ve been trying to clock some decent saddle time on the time trial bike this month, getting my body used to riding in that aerodynamic tuck again. That does mean it wasn’t the most interesting or eventful of rides. The focus was simply on riding with…

When in doubt, pedal it out!

Recently I saw a photo on Frugal Average Bicyclist that struck a chord, it said; “you’re only one bike ride away from a good mood.” There’s never been truer words spoken. Sometimes I end up in a mood. There’s no rhyme or reason, it just happens. When it does, I find it best to pedal…

Review: MyVeloFit Online Bike Fit

I’ve never had a professional bike fit, but I’ve often wondered if my position is as “dialled” as I think it is on both my road bike and time trial bike. With bike fitting running at a few hundred dollars, could MyVeloFit do the same thing for a lot less? And from the comfort of your own home? I put my cards and money on the table to find out!

July Wrap Up: Making it through midwinter

July. The middle month of winter for us in the deep South. July has been a “lower volume, higher intensity” month and combined with feeling a little under the weather these last few days, my overall distance has suffered. That’s fine though, it is the depths of winter after all. Luckily I managed to get…