The able-legged mountain goat that is Phil ‘The Danger’ Deeker has written a wonderful guide to the art of climbing. A stunning sphere of cycling that comes unashamedly easier to others, but is something simultaneously and universally appreciated by each and every cycling enthusiast. The reward and accomplishment of conquering both the physical and mental mountain-scape is the ultimate elixir in cycling (or it is in this girls humble opinion) Anyway, here’s a sneaky photo I snapped of Phil looking ever the dandy in Italy this Spring. I suggest you head on over to the ‘Art Of Climbing‘ feature and enjoy.
The 2012 Smithfield Nocturne is almost upon us! info here
Assynt, a simply majestic and haunting look at the incredible and bleak landscapes of Scotland, for the first outing of the Rapha UK Continental project. Do yourself a favour and down tools for 5 minutes, grab a coffee and get lost in this charming video…
And its back in business. Neglecting the bike over the first few months of 2012 in order to complete a charity half marathon, these past few weeks its been ‘All about the bike’ again. And what a welcome return it was! I enjoyed a handful of really good riding, catching up with friends and feeling a world more comfortable pushing it, thanks in no small part to going and getting my feet sorted out at Cyclefit.
A nice hilly tarmac chase in Surrey to ease me back in the game with the sartorial guru
We took an undiscovered turning and found a peach of a climb on a SMCC roll
Which then turned into a sick 2k bridleway/gravel track. Perfect for a Flanders day ride!
At the weekend I rode my 3rd HOTN with Rowlandi. Great fun, read about it here
And i spent some time sucking this guys wheel in RePk apres work – I dont actually know him but he looked pretty damned pro. So thanks for the cheeky draft I was getting 😉