I’m experiencing a real urge to leave the tarmac at the moment. Plans are hatching for at least 2 off-road touring routes I want to ride at some point in my life, so I figured I’d need a bike to do it. Yesterday I placed a pre-order for a Surly Ogre frameset in 24” to sit in the cupboard until the time is closer. Or maybe to build up for next winter…
Borrowing a friend's X100
I’m on the lookout for a compact, and the new X100 from Fuji seems to be the only one that ticks all the boxes for me. Optical viewfinder, fully manual, manual focus, wide lens etc.. Luckily my friend Ed recently bought one, and he’s loaned it to me for a couple of days. So far I’m really impressed! I’ve got a day off tomorrow so I’m going to roll round town and take...
My usual target at the moment is to ride a minimum of 100 miles a week. Last weekend I headed out to have a go at my first century - a week’s target in one day! Beautiful ride, great towns and dinner with friends at the end. I wanted to know I could ride this far easily before I head on a tour, and I found it fine - seems it’s all about consuming enough calories.