My progress so far – 5th Mar 2011

I’m in my 9th week of training since my hernia operation. I’m much fitter than I was before, due to the fact that I’ve been doing much longer rides. I used to just do mainly 25 mile rides but adding loads of 52+ miles has really improved my base fitness and hill climbing. I’m still doing low-ish intensity training at the moment but I will throw in some higher intensity rides this month. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 5

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Link
Mon, 31st Jan 2011 1:00:00 Turbo Level 2 Garmin
Thu, 3rd Feb 2011 52 3:08:09 Road 16.7 Garmin
Sat, 5th Feb 2011 24 1:32:50 Road 15.9 Garmin

After Sunday’s lengthy, cold and windy ride, I decided to spin my legs out in an easy Turbo session. Just as well as my legs felt much better for it afterwards. Continue reading

Continental Grand Prix 4000S

With so many tyre manufacturers out there, promising this and that from their products, it’s been quite a challenge to come up with a definitive tyre to use on my TDF or Bust trip.

I currently use Michelin Pro Race tyres on my Fondriest. I’ve found these to be brilliant for comfort and grip but they tend to deteriorate very quickly. On the Trek, which is the bike I intend to use on my TDF or Bust trip, I’ve currently got the original wheels and original Bontrager tyres. A few days ago, whilst examining the wheels/tyres, I found that the wheel hubs needed a bit of maintenance and that the tyres could do with changing but, what to go for?

Continental GP4000S

Continental GP4000S

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