Last December, a French cyclist, Robert Marchand, created a new cycling record, the fastest hour for a cyclist over 105 years old. He cycled 22.547 km, or 14 miles in an hour. His feat was fairly widely reported (here is the Guardian report https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/04/105-year-old-man-sets-record-cycling-14-miles-hour-robert-marchand and … Continue reading Robert Marchand
There are times when I wonder what I am doing this for—this being cycling. On Sunday, I rode out on the well-named Mad March Hare sportive from Wythall, near Birmingham. The weather hovered about freezing; there was a steady stream of hail, rain and slush … Continue reading Mad March Madness
My coffeeneuring badge arrived Wednesday, and I was so pleased I took it on a trip to a coffee shop! Thank you, and Happy New Year, Mary Gersemalina! Badge and me, we went to Fargo Village, an attempt to gentrify and make edgy one of … Continue reading Coffeeneuring, the badge
It’s been a good year of cycling. I set myself a goal of cycling 300 days and 3,000 miles this year, and bettered each of those goals. Tomorrow, I plan to ride five or more miles, for 346 days of cycling, and I’ve covered more … Continue reading My cycling year
I extended my birthday celebration into Sunday by riding my last long ride of the year. I rode the elaborately named “Performance Cycles Winter Mini-Sportive” for just over 100 km. It was actually a great riding day for the time of the year, cloudy and … Continue reading The last long ride of 2016
The Great Orme is a massive dolomite (a type of limestone) peninsula in north Wales, on the Irish Sea. On Saturday, while visiting my in-laws for a celebration of Thanksgiving, I cycled around the Orme. The Great Orme and the Little Orme bracket Llandudno, which … Continue reading A circumvolution of the Great Orme, with coffee: Coffeeneuring forever!
A challenge pushes you to go further, and today I cycled a bit further, to one of my favourite coffee shops, and went one beyond the minimum for the Coffeeneuring Challenge. I cycled down to Royal Leamington Spa (only some towns are entitled to use … Continue reading Coffee in the last mild moment of November, Bonus coffeeneuring