Author: EdStivala

I don’t do mud and I do not run off road. I don’t like getting wet or cold and I am not keen on uneven surfaces… Therefore I REALLY do not do Cross Country. Except I am on Sunday… I …

Cross Country? Not a chance… Read More »

Really good video for correcting some common problems… Well at least they are common in my FS!! Head position, hand during the catch pushing down not pulling back and legs way to wide open (don’t go there… it’s childish!). Best …

Carrying a rucksack full of water in your swim? Read More »

I am no fan of Zwift… As anyone that either reads this blog or follows my Facebook page will know only too well by now! However even I have to concede that their recent announcement; a partnership with British Cycling, …

Zwift bites back with new partnership Read More »

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As you may already know, armed with me shiny new SMART turbo I attempted to join the virtual cycling world of Zwift. A rather disappointing experience to say the least. However after some badgering from my ‘friends’ I have decided …

SufferFest – a different take on virtual training Read More »

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A second attempt at falling in lust with Zwift… Nope that failed too. Not so much as a head turn or slight interest let alone lust, passion or love! I seem to have managed to get a bit further with …

Zwift the saga continues Read More »

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Having unpacked my fancy new turbo the obvious next step was to sign up for a trial with Zwift. It certainly seems all the craze and as a bit of techno Geek I felt compelled to explore it’s virtual tarmac. …

A first foray into Zwift Read More »

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A week into having borrowed a friends turbo and I am a convert! I can see that a turbo is not just for Winter but a great addition to all year round training. Imagine that many people are now shaking …

Getting to grips with the Turbo Read More »

Having bought my new toys it only seemed reasonable to learn how to use them (well an estimation anyway!) … With the help of the Internet, the power of Google and some witch like incantations, I worked out that my …

CSS and the three bears Read More »

Tried to do the most simple of maintenance tasks today, simply to change the batteries in my Garmin Vector 3 peddles. Hardly requires a degree in Mechanical Engineering right? Well hours later I had to confess I was beaten 🙁 …

Garmin Vector – Stupidly fiddly!! Read More »

Having experimented with my little tempo timer (for that read pressed some buttons and set a random time), I quickly concluded that I needed to get some proper information about what to do with it and how to build some …

CSS – How to work it out Read More »