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Philip

I am a balding,overweight, middle aged man who has a mid girth,crisis.To compensate for this I go on adventures with my Mule called 'Addy'. Addy is not really a Mule but has two wheels.However there are similarities. He is expected to carry the weight of the world, my troubles, and expectations... Full Bio
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The Hills by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This time last year I was out in Texas training for the Annual MS 150 Houston to Austin Ride. I was out with the Mules and we were cantering around the plains close to ... Read on »
Good reasons for going to Heaven by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I have previously featured Cycle heaven in my blogposts because of the family connection with my brother Andy, it seemed an obvious subject matter at the time but I prob ... Read on »
Cycling Upgrade by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training A major revamp of cycling could put the sport on a par with the Premier League, says Garmin-Cervelo's director. Jonathan Vaughters, who is president of the Associati ... Read on »
This Charming Man by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training A punctured bicycle On a hillside desolate Will nature make a man of me yet ? When Morrisey wrote the iconic song 'This Charming Man' I am quite certain that 'cy ... Read on »
Wrong Legs by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training When I prepare for my longer weekend ride I am far more methodical about my approach. There is no longer the need to simultaneously drink coffee, empty my bladder and b ... Read on »
Music to my Ears by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Before February had turned into March and the snow had disappeared from the Wold tops I managed to break through 1000 miles for the year. By the same time last year ... Read on »
Trick Cycling by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training January was a good month for me. After failing to reach my goal of 6,000 miles cycled last year I was determined to reach it this year. My plan is to try and bea ... Read on »
Bringing home the Bacon by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Puncture at 4 miles - £4.99 Puncture at 29 miles - £4.99 Two inner tubes given to stranded cyclists - £9.88 Ridicule faced at being last up The Devils Chimney - £12 r ... Read on »
Me and Cav by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training If I said that me and Mark Cavendish have so much in common people might laugh but the fact is it is true. We both ride Scott bikes We could never be called tall We a ... Read on »
Knowing when to sloe down by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training On Friday night I had the most intriguing dream . It was one of those that was so lucid that you really believe it is true. I was on a train that had just pulled away fro ... Read on »
Cyclist falls from the skies by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training At the start of the week I was very alarmed to hear about thousands of birds falling out of the sky in Arkansas and other sim ... Read on »
Tidings of comfort and Joy by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I received this Christmas offering from Ed Thompson who is a reader of my blogsite. Ed works for freshnetworks who have produced something quite spectacular. Anyway I ... Read on »
All I want for Christmas ............ by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training As the winter weather continues to keep us locked in its frozen jaws, I have finally conceded defeat in my attempt to cycle 6,000 miles this year. Even if the snow and i ... Read on »
Bah Humbug - not me by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training As the early winter grips with its icicle teeth, cycling is now forced from my attention. Even the prospect of 'spinning' has now been taken away from me. The sno ... Read on »
sNOw go by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Early winter has gripped much of UK including East Yorkshire.........meaning the bike stays in the shed and the feet are used instead ... Read on »
Riding in the Dark by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The bright sun was extinguished, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space, Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth Swung blind and blackening in the moon ... Read on »
The Answer my friend is blowing in the Wind by Philip Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The last few weeks have seen little activity in the rotation of my bicycle wheels however there has been some movement in my waistline which is starting to develop its own ... Read on »