A Different Cyclocross Season (part II)

My quest to be better at 40 continues… (part I here) More skill at 40! At work I find my that, through teaching, my depth of understanding and therefore my ability improves. This seems to translate to cycling. Writing The Cyclocross Bible helped me think carefully about technique and this year I put that into […]

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A Different Cyclocross Season (part I)

The cyclocross season is drawing to a close so it’s time for all those end-of-season blogs, photo montages and messages of thanks to sponsors! I feel I have a good excuse to write a season wrap-up blog (or two) this year though. Following surgery last week, I’m not fit to do anything else! I am […]

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Another Three Peaks!

Yet again I feel compelled to put down on paper my Three Peaks story – for the three-fold purposes of therapy, self-publicity and, of course, hopefully, your enjoyment. If you’d like more information on the course and how to tackle the event, there’s a large section devoted to it in The Cyclocross Bible. As always […]

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Power

Sorry – this post isn’t ready yet! However, I’m publishing it now so one of my students at university can use the power data in his project on human-powered aircraft. Feel free to check out my stats from 2016 and 2017 for now though (I’m quite proud to have data for rides over 10 hours in […]

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Wheel aerodynamics

I recently came across this bit of wind tunnel testing by Hunt. It led me to dig out some wind tunnel testing I did for my aerospace engineering undergraduate project 18 years ago. Testing wheels is rather tricky! The aerodynamic drag of a rider and bike as a whole is pretty straightforward: you put the […]

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My 2017/18 ‘Cross Season Part I

I’ve been off the bike and mostly off work with flu for a month now. I thought I would find it therapeutic to write a brief review of my ‘cross season. Upon starting to write, it has quickly degenerated into an outpouring of my Three Peaks Cyclocross experience. Part II will be a more balanced […]

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