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News just in from the training frontline


I have important news directly from the cutting edge of cycle training. Based on extensive first-hand research I can reveal that sitting next to a swimming pool in southern Spain for ten days doing very little apart from swigging tequila and eating tapas makes it quite hard to cycle anywhere when you get back home. This is particularly true if you try to cycle any faster than a gentle jogging pace, or up any sort of hill.

That's all for now - more developments as they come in.

Lifelong lover of most things cycling-related, from Moulton Mini adventures in the 70s to London bike messengering in the 80s, commuting in the 90s, mountain biking in the noughties and road cycling throughout. Editor of Simpson Magazine ( 

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leeallen | 12 years ago

Did you find you had muscle wastage after your holiday? if not that be that you actually walked to the pool and didn't get your wife/partner/ to borrow a wheel chair from the hotel and push you to the poolside. obviously you wouldn't do anything so strenuous as to swim. Also did you hold your drinks yourself? if so big mistake, too much energy can be used holding your glass, I recommend getting the drink put on a table and then drinking it through a straw, no energy used.
Breakfast and other meals should be taken in bed, a winch then used to put you in the wheel-chair, job done.
It seems to me you didn't really rlax enough and did far too much excersise.

rogie40 | 12 years ago

That was MY plan for October, just before attending my 4th Exmoor beast sportiff!  20

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