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Flip a coin

Flip a coin

I was looking to buy a new cycling GPS recently and narrowed it down to a Garmin 530 or a Wahoo Bolt (v2). The purchase in the end came down to flipping a coin as someone a triathlon forum suggested although overall the chosen product got more votes too and was...

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24 Seven Report

24 Seven Report

At the end of last year a new event by Durty Events caught my eye. It raised a question I don’t ask very often: Can I complete that. It is a 24 hour event. The aim being to complete all of the 7 stanes mountain bike trail centres and ride the connecting road sections...

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Active Highland Holiday (Sat May 15 – Sat May 22)

Active Highland Holiday (Sat May 15 – Sat May 22)

Here is a short account of our recent holiday to the Highlands in a hired camper with the pictures telling the other half of the story. Our first holiday since summer 2020 but as usual it isn’t a lounging around type of affair. We tend to end up more fatigued by the...

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Smart Trainer Apps Part 1 – Trainer Road and Sufferfest

Smart Trainer Apps Part 1 – Trainer Road and Sufferfest

See my previous post about the smart trainer set up I have in our small flat. Over course of the last 6-7 months I’ve tried to use the most common smart trainer apps based on what I was seeing others using, what my clients were using and what was mentioned on online...

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The smart trainer in a small flat

The smart trainer in a small flat

In October 2020 I bought a Wahoo Kickr v5, so a direct drive smart trainer to use in the flat. I hadn’t ridden indoors for years although I owned a very basic wheel on turbo trainer but that had found its way to the skip due to lack of use. In general my preference...

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Col Barber: My Ironman Journey (Swim, Bike (Fly), Run)

Col Barber: My Ironman Journey (Swim, Bike (Fly), Run)

The Journey officially started to become a reality back in early January when the decision to sign up for an Ironman distance event took hold initially as an “I wonder if” to “oh shit that was far too easy to sign up for” no going back now then, Barcelona it is! The...

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