Phil is amongst our riders with his own blog he uses to regularly communicate his journey with cycling, he had a challenging 2013 especially with a shoulder injury that wiped out most of his cross season prohibiting him riding the Rosko we featured here. Thankfully he channeled his energies into building up this awesome Somec. More here.
Some really nice tips and illustrations from Condor with 6 quick tasks how you can carry out to keep an eye on the condition of the vital running parts of your bike. Head over to Condor’s site to read more.
If you make one mistake you’re gonna be fucked because in races like this, you can’t use your fitness to overcome mistakes. If you do, then you don’t have any fitness left to race the bike race.
I don’t have a scheme but I don’t want to turn around in my late thirties and wish that I had done more with bike racing. Right now I want to do as much racing as I can and if thats leads somewhere, great, I won’t have any regrets. If it doesn’t, I still won’t have any regrets. I just turned 26. There’s no time limit on getting a real job, settling down, putting some money into a bank. Theres no ticking clock for that.
I’m enjoying the opportunities I get and have currently, I’m not looking too far ahead, I’m not preoccupied with what’s next, I’m focused on the present, the here and now, I’m taking it all in.
Condor Cycles announced today that they will supply a range of track, road and mountain bicycles for use in the new Lee Valley VeloPark, site of the 2012 London games and velodrome, which is planned to open in early 2014. This is perfect match, a legendary bike brand and shop from London supplying the Olympic velodrome in London.
The Olympic Park in Stratford is currently under transformation, with the London Velodrome, nicknamed the Pringle, set at the heart of a new venue to be known as the Velopark. It is intended the Velopark will be used by the local community, clubs and elite athletes and run by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The site will include a reconfigured BMX track, mountain bike trial, new road cycle circuit, bike hire and cycle workshop facilities.
Condor won a three year contract to supply bicycles to the Velopark. The bicycle frames for use in the velodrome will all be made by hand in Italy and built in London by Condor mechanics. The VeloPark users will also ride Condor road bikes and like all the bicycle frames made by Condor, the product will be made by hand in Italy before being turned into a ride-able machine at Condor’s build facility in East London. The bicycles have been designed in-house by Condor’s design team and use specially selected Columbus aluminium triple butted tubing, heat treated for additional tensile strength.