How to convert a gpx file to a crs and upload to your Garmin

I have many times come across questions asking how to convert a gpx file into a format that can be uploaded to your Garmin. This is how to do it: First you need to convert the file into a Garmin Course Database file.  This is one which ends in .crs To do this, simply go … Continue reading How to convert a gpx file to a crs and upload to your Garmin

Ouch, ouch and thrice ouch

The Tour has seen all too many crashes during it's 100 years, but here is a glimpse of some of the worst.  Having crashed out a coupe of times I can sympathise with these.  Thank the gods I haven't experienced anything quite this bad though http://www.versus.com/cycling/videos/tdf-worst-wrecks/

Fantastic 63 mile ride from Shoebury to Hanningfield

Fantastic 63 mile ride from Shoebury to Hanningfield via just about anywhere.  Very strong winds kept my average speed disappointingly low though.  I am though now seriously thinking I will try for 75 miles at the Orchid Ride in a couple of week’s time.  Oh and I am going to drive back to Hanningfield tomorrow … Continue reading Fantastic 63 mile ride from Shoebury to Hanningfield

The most fun you can have in lycra

After the problems I had this morning when the saddle bolt on my bike snapped, I thought that would be it for the day.  However, I went out and bought a new bolt and, with the saddle fixed, decided to go out for a ride anyway.  Not quite the 65 miles I had planned but … Continue reading The most fun you can have in lycra

Snapped saddle bolt

There I was, happily five miles into a 65 mile ride when I heard a loud snap come from my bike. The saddle then wobbled and fell off. I’m surprised I didn’t fall off as well as I was trying to brake and unclip while standing up, fearing the seat post would disappear where the … Continue reading Snapped saddle bolt

26 mile training circuit

Very self indulgent, but who cares: The ride data: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/23077863

A blog worth reading

Here is a blog I can heartly recommend: The London Cyclist. Blogs he posted in April: TfL foolishly allowed me to test out the new London Cycle Hire Bike. I took a look at how its design makes it one of the most user friendly bikes around. Having changed my cycling technique completely after a … Continue reading A blog worth reading