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Smashing it!

Wednesday 22 June – Missouri causing all sorts of headaches with route changes and the “Go-for” vehicle having to make up for lost time spent getting mechanical repairs to Dan’s Planet X bike – repairs all sorted now though. How … Continue reading

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Upping the pace

A quick look at the diary tells me that there are less than 5 weeks until we get cracking from Oceanside. With so little time left, each member of Team NR is making one last bid to cram in as … Continue reading

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No time to waste

A quick glance at the calendar confirms that there are only 10 full training weeks left until RAAM begins. That is enough to set a few alarms bells ringing but I think that if our team can string together a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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A hard day’s night

Anyone who has ever cycled from London to Brighton probably enjoyed a gentle 60 mile ride along quiet country roads and most likely rode during the summer months. Given that Team NR are aiming to each complete a minimum of … Continue reading

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They say bad luck comes in threes…

Last weekend, Brian and I made our first venture of 2011 into the countryside south of London known as the North Downs. As a team, we have set ourselves a January target of each member getting through at least 250km … Continue reading

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