Garmin Tab Repair

I am now using my third Garmin Edge, I will say at this point that for a fair amount of money they are far from perfect, in fact all three models, 705, 800 and now 810 have all been replaced within 12 months under warranty and to me that represents a 100% failure record which I…

The Final Countdown

A couple of days to the start of our Pacific adventure. Cycling has not been particularly fluent of late grabbing odd days between the conveyor belt of low pressure systems that have pounded our shores so it seems good timing to jump ship for some sailing and exploring on the other side of the globe.…

CTC ride to East Ilsley

Looking through the Fleet CTC rides programme and a Thursday ride to East Ilsley caught my eye. Digging out the Ordnance Survey maps suggested it would be in the region of a 90 mile ride by the time I got back home and a good test for stamina and endurance. For the previous couple of…

A First Time Trial, I Knew This Would Hurt

There comes a time in cycling when the phrase Time Trial rears its head. Fortunately to date I had no reason to take the bait but when son David took to the challenge I felt somewhat compelled to give it a go. Now I realise at my time of life I am not going to…

A Short Training Ride

“The sun should make an appearance during the afternoon as the cloud breaks from the north to leave a mainly clear evening, the nagging North Easterly wind will ease as the day progresses” The daily weather forecast was music to my ears and my morning reconnaissance run to the local recycling centre had confirmed the…

A Day Without Rain

After three days of rain and snow and given the promise of a dry day it seemed an opportunity to get out for a ride and shake off the cobwebs. A cold north easterly wind persuaded me to pick a route with enough shelter when heading the icy blast and at least the sun made…