Monthly Archives: February 2011

February Statistics

Month training time: 43 hours 40 minutes Month training distance: 1,135 km Overall RAAM training time (i.e. from September onwards): 157 hours Overall RAAM training distance: 4,052 km The key to a very solid February has been consistency. Even though … Continue reading

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A real pain in the neck

There are a range of injuries the typical cyclist will suffer from: tendonitis in the knees; saddles sores; a tight ITB muscle stopping the knee cap from tracking properly; perhaps a bit of road rash from an unfortunate dust-up with … Continue reading

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Let there be light – Magicshine UK join Team Norton Rose

Of the many pieces of kit we will need to take with us for RAAM 2011, we identified getting a good quality set of lights as a priority. The race doesn’t stop from the moment the starting gun is fired … Continue reading

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Update

Things have been moving extremely fast over the last few days, but we are extremely pleased to welcome Laura Parker, Chris White and Robbie Adair to the team. Hopefully we have a few more interested people in the pipeline so are nearly there on … Continue reading

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RAAM rehearsal

A few weeks ago the idea was planted in my head to try and ride for a weekend in a manner similar to which I will be required to ride during the Race Across America. I will explain more on … Continue reading

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High5 – welcome to the team

Training aside, things have been moving very quickly for the team over the last few weeks with the logistical hurdles of booking flights, vehicles and finding a crew all taking our time up (if you are interested in crewing or if … Continue reading

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The never ending headwind

As every cyclist knows, cycling alone can be tough. Motivation is hard to come by and your speed inevitably suffers. With this in mind Dan and I signed up to an open participation “reliability ride” (100km on open roads) in … Continue reading

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January Statistics

Month training time: 33 hours 24 minutes Month training distance: 772km Overall RAAM training time (i.e. from September onwards): 113 hours 20 minutes Overall RAAM training distance: 2917km Following a disastrous December (I was fully geared up to do a … Continue reading

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