Yeah, I’m niche. Not really something to boast about yet we humans like to feel as if we’re forging our own paths, that we are remarkable in some small way, atypical, one of a few. We follow not crowds, only our own will, for yes I’m smart, in control, not one of them, all those […]
Read More Obsessions only cyclists have
Want to be a faster rider? Of course you do. What if I told you that for around £9 a month you could be quicker, stronger and better looking? Well, that last one’s a stretch, but many cycling services promise to make you a better cyclist. Are they true?
Read More TrainerRoad review – will it make me faster?
Oh. My. God. How do people cycle to work each day, like this, are they mental? This was my reaction to commuting in London recently despite the fact I’ve commuted in the city by bike for over ten years. So what changed? Well I moved house and had to find a new route to work. Lazy, […]
Read More Shhh… The 3 secrets of commuting by bike
We humans are a social bunch. Mostly. Society dictates that rules or perceived norms must exist to prevent chaos. With rules come groups and cliques. As individuals within the group we feel part of something, more than a tiny and lost part of the masses and, perhaps more importantly, we can relate to like-minded people. […]
Read More Tribes – Cycling nonsense and snobbery
A question I’ve asked many times. Many of the features are gimmicky and premium members don’t really get a lot of value for their money, especially if you don’t have a power meter or virtual power. I’m pay as you go and like many others I haven’t stopped my payment because of the low value return. […]
Read More Review – Is Strava Premium worth it?
Indoor cycling is boring, right? Mind numbing. A hamster on a wheel. In a cage. Wearing Lycra. Joy. Yet turbo training is undergoing a makeover with the arrival of smart trainers and virtual training websites such as Zwift, Bkool, Tour de Giro and TrainerRoad. The roads may be pixels but your sweat is real. Virtual […]
Read More Zwift review – virtual indoor cycling
Hello, my name is Human Cyclist and I am a cycle training addict. I enjoy abusing my body nearly every day. I cannot get enough. Be it the highs of climbing repeats, the adrenaline of power intervals or the rush of speed intervals. Tired of the regular Sunday ride, I recently turned to the dark side […]
Read More Strava premium training plans – review
A confession. I’ve been lying to you. To myself. All these years I’ve not been cycle training. I was just… riding. Riding hard for sure, too hard. Yet this is not training. This is idiocy. A recipe for burnout and overtraining. Deep down I knew this, that’s why I used quote marks when using the […]
Read More Cycle training proper – Hello intervals
Strava sometimes splits the cycling community. Most people love it, a few hate it. Some are addicted. Strava is like body fat. Essential and great in small doses but ineffective in too great a measure if you’re out on the roads smashing every segment day after day.
Read More What kind of Strava rider are you?
My motivation to cycle is low. I’m in the gutter, the metaphorical one, not the one drivers want you to ride in. Self-sabotage is rife, anything to avoid pushing the pedals over and over and over again. Lycra remains unwashed in dusty corners, piles of the stuff, stinking and rotting, the ghosts of previous rides […]
Read More I no longer see Strava avatars before I sleep