I took some photos of the Ghent 6 day on the Grupetto trip out there. The full gallery is here, but some selected highlights are below:
imported Cycling · London
Herne Hill is looking for support, it’s both historic, and a fantastic facility in London. It’d be great to see more people supporting this! Here’s the campaign page.
imported Tech · Cycling
Checking out a few videos that people have linked me to recently I thought that this piece was amazing - really great speed. It also looks like the 5D and 7D are really quite awesome at doing 60fps HD! The video presentation over at vimeo is really cool too! PUSH PULL from Landis Fields on Vimeo.
imported Cycling · Route · Grupetto
"L'Enfer du Nord" ("The Hell of the North"), "The Queen of the Classics", "A Sunday in Hell" - call it what you will, Paris-Roubaix is legendary for being a tough classic race. It stands at 255km in length, with 52.8 km of rough, French pavé (cobblestones) - starting in Compiègne (60km from Paris), and ending in the velodrome in Roubaix. A long, tough day in the saddle with endless dust when it's dry, an epic, iconic mud-bath when the weather turns bad.
imported Cycling · Grupetto
I’m planning to write a ride report up for this, but here’s some preliminary photos, and a link to some ride data.
imported Cycling · Me · Photography · Grupetto
After ordering from the official Tour of Flanders Sportive photographers, I got a photo of me on the Bosberg. Feel the burn!
imported Cycling · Grupetto
A couple of weekends ago, CS Grupetto rolled out to Flanders for the Ronde van Vlaanderen sportive, and to catch the race live. The sportive was brutal, lots of “power climbs” (although I’m not so sure that I can say I ‘powered’ up most of them - the Muur and Koppenberg and I have unfinished business), in rain, hail, and gusty winds. The pavé brings a new definition to bike control, and in the wet it’s quite an experience.
A lovely, albeit slightly chilly, start to 2010 with the Grupetto this morning. About 90km out to Windsor and back to London on one of our normal training routes. Mark also kindly took some photos, a few of which feature me. Lots more similar rides to come whilst training for Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. Happy New Year!
imported Geek · Cycling · rob.sh
Following getting my roadbike back out for the first time in a while (been really busy since moving to Ealing!) I figured I’d look at if there’s anything more about Di2 floating around. It seems the more I see of this system, the more I want it. Perhaps Orca with Di2 is something for 2009? I’ve also started tracking my rides (mostly fixed, mostly to and from work at the moment) on this site, if there’s any interest, I was pondering publishing the code/a webapp to upload other people’s rides.
imported Cycling · Me
There’s a bunch of stuff online about the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2. And there’s a lot of comment online, people saying that they feel electronic-shift is unnecessary, and over-complicated. I’m mostly interested in why I might want to ride Di2, and I think there’s a bunch of reasons that I would want to, despite all the negative comments that are flying around! So, the big thing that I see as an advantage in the system is the fact that it adjusts on a per-shift basis, this is really handy for those of us that really just want to ride our bikes!