Disc Brakes on Road Bikes

Close up of disc brake caliper

I was chatting to a neighbour recently when he noticed the disc brakes on my winter bike. He’s a commissaire for British Cycling, who have recently announced that discs will be permitted at British domestic road racing events for the 2018 season, so he was interested to discuss this “new” technology. It was also a hot topic for conversation on our club ride this weekend. So here’s my take. Continue reading “Disc Brakes on Road Bikes”

It’s all part of the adventure

It was during a fairly standard lunchtime internet browsing session that I stumbled upon www.bikepacking.com with it’s tales of adventure and a plethora of inspiring pictures of bikes, complete with luggage, nominally in front of some gravel track disappearing into a one of those perfect picturesque valleys beneath a clear blue sky. Thus the seed was sown and I began planning my first ever epic adventure (note – levels of epicness and adventure may have been relative to the immediate situation of sitting, somewhat bored, at a job I was soon to be leaving….. ahem). Continue reading “It’s all part of the adventure”