Introducing Two of my Astellas Teammates(Comments Off on Introducing Two of my Astellas Teammates)
Two of my Astellas teammates are Ryan Aitcheson, 25, from Kitchener, Ontario (Canada) and Olly Moors, 19, from West Sussex (England).
Ryan is one of the best criterium racers in North America. He is also my longest standing teammate. It’s been four years now. You’d never guess what he was capable of doing in a race if you met him on the street or just out riding. He’s stop, say hi, invite you for coffee and probably pay for it for you. Olly has only been on club teams up until this point. He’s now a professional and he and I are teammates; Ryan and I passed Olly on the way home from our ride and he told us about a racing memory, because I asked.Full Story»
A Visit to Friends in Girona, and some Motorpacing(Comments Off)
When I count up all the brilliant places I get to visit, or live in, or pass through, they’re in their hundreds. When I try and recount whether or not I have made the most of all the places I’ve been in, the answer is a resounding no. I decided that was about to change. For the last three years I have spent the winter on the South-East coast of Spain in my apartment down here.
I haven’t left Andalucia, the Southern most province of Spain. I have two ex-teammates in Girona, a 10 hour drive northwards. Different roads and my friends were the biggest attractions. However, the stars must align…
Starting Again; Training on Sanibel Island, Florida(Comments Off)
Florida would be a great place for time-trialling. Its pan flat. The only elevation you find are bridges. It’s flatter than both Holland and Belgium which is saying something. It’s rarely windy which means as soon as you’re out riding holding 20mph (32kph) is child’s-play.
That makes riding really quite fun. Endurance rides are around 35kph and you really get the miles clocked up. Sometimes it feels like you’re in a race you’re going so fast.