Monthly Archives: June 2011

Ooh la la – Grand depart (stage 1)

Thursday 30 June Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts to Mont des Alouettes Les Herbiers Tour says “flat”, we say yes to 100 miles then bit hilly Miles cycled: 124, Average speed (mph): 15.6, Max speed (mph): 31.6, Time pedalling: 7hr … Continue reading

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Ready to roule

Wednesday 29 June Up early & we missed doing our normal cycle to the station to start – it’s strange not having everything we need on our bikes in panniers this time & made us feel like we’d forgotten something … Continue reading

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Countdown to Grand Depart

Friday 24 June: Bowl of bicyle-shaped pasta in front of Tour de France 2010 highlights -the prep has started! Saturday 25 June: Miles 40, average 15.7 mph, max 22.4, 2 hrs 41 cycling Picked up our newly-serviced bikes from SigmaSport … Continue reading

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Gearing down & up

Sat 18 June – gearing down Windsor 67miles, average 16 (then 15.4 in final London traffic), max 28, 4hrs 20 cycling This was the start of our taper before we go, so just one day of relatively short & easy … Continue reading

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A weekend of extremes: training, logistics, punctures, rain… Sat 11th June 1. 5am start to get down to the Isle of Wight for the inaugural Seaview Steelman Triathlon organised by Rob for a group of friends. Sarah impressed everyone with … Continue reading

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The Chilterns: shake, rattle & roll

Sat 4 June: 65 miles, average 14.5 mph, max 34 mph, 4hrs 27 cycling Friendly cycle: Great to go a bit shorter and easier and have a different ride today, chatting all the way with our friend Stevo.  He took … Continue reading

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