Train without ‘training’, ex GB national & Olympic coach Dave Smith shares tips on how to improve fitness whilst still enjoying the ride. Continue reading Part 2: Getting Faster Without Training
Dave Smith has coached Tour stage winners and Olympic medallists, world champions and numerous national champions. Describing his approach as quirky and counter intuitive – as far as his own cycling is concerned the rules are simple. Ignore statistics. Ride. Enjoy. Repeat. Continue reading Part 1: Life Fitness – For the Ride & Destination
Cycling is an antidote. An escape from the mundanity of existence. A cure for a broken heart. Or just a laugh.
It helps with life. Like music. The daydream country lane folk tune. The thunking house croon warmup or the thrashing guitar rock jump.
But right now my soundtrack is pain. Continue reading MUSIC FOR PAIN
The bare facts:
If only life were that simple. Continue reading HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT THROUGH CYCLING
Life is easy. Most of us will never fight. Fight to eat, fight for antibiotics, fight wars, fight much at all. Except our urges.
Many of us live in a bizarrely contorted society where the fight is for better holidays, better toys, better furniture. Life is good. And yet we seem so miserable. Continue reading MAKE LIFE HARDER
What a tune. Iggy Pop’s finest contribution to music? The tone perfectly suits his voice. Continue reading SONGS TO SPIN TO, PART VII: DEATH IN VEGAS – AISHA (TREVOR JACKSON REMIX)
There’s something about the motion of cycling that creates a bubble of thoughtfulness and creativity. It’s perfect for really getting into music. And performance enhancing to! Continue reading SONGS TO SPIN TO, PART I: UNDERWORLD – JUMBO