Baker-Hughes 10k 18th May 2014

Coming the day after the KoM sportive, I knew this race wasn’t going to produce any PBs! I’ve run this race many times since my first attempt in 1991. It’s route has changed since the early years, and it’s now based around the beach area of Aberdeen. The route takes the runners from the Beach … Read more

KoM Sportive 17th May 2014

The King of the Mountain Sportive is organised by a local cycling club, Deeside Thistle. There are three options; 100 miles, 100 km or 25 miles. I took the 100 km option. This would be the furthest I’d ridden for a long time, certain since my days of living in the Netherlands in the early … Read more

Thoughts on Di2

I’ve been using Ultegra Di2 on my new Felt Z3 for the past 6 weeks-or-so. In my cycling career, I’ve gone from downtube friction shifters, through indexed shifters, on to STI combined brake/gear shifters and finally to Di2. Here’s my initial thoughts: Good Slick shifting – easily as slick as a newly setup mechanical system … Read more

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