Monday, October 22, 2007
It's the richest race I've ever been to — £1000 for the winner, £900 for the team prize, and £100 for a course record. Dan Fleeman rode the Catford event in the morning, then sprinted up Titsey hill in the afternoon like gravity had had a momentary lapse of concentration. He broke Gary Dodd's 12 year-old course record and won by 5 seconds. Gary Dodd was a creditable fourth, in 1.51, beating some big names on the way. Norwood Paragon was out in force with Wozza cheering everyone on in a giant blue condom suit. Nice.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
This weekend the tour was in London and it was absolutely amazing. I was fully expecting myself to be a miserable old sod and dismiss it as "just a load of old druggies" and do my best to ignore it. But Andy Knowles wanted to go and watch it so I got involved and once I got there, the atmosphere was incredible — London really put on a spectacle. I got some pictures in the warm-up area as well as round by Big Ben — just about the only area you could get near the barriers (people were five deep most of the way round the course).
Thursday, June 07, 2007
I went along to the track last night as the track league was on. I should have ridden really but I'm still recovering — I'm going to go down for the Derny session tonight. Here's a couple of shots from the evening. I was having a go at panning which I've not really done before — this shot of Wozza was at 1/40 of a second at 200mm. It took ages to get one sharp. The flashed shots didn't really work too well. This one was one of the best though.
Monday, June 04, 2007
I've felt awful the last few days, I'm pretty sure I've got gastroenteritis. It's horrible. I know there's not a lot I can do about it but I feel like this after pretty much every race I do, it just doesn't normally last this long.
So, I've been at home today, watching Peep Show (again...) and getting bored. To keep myself entertained I took some pictures of the flowers Laura's former colleagues got her when she left IPC. I set the vase up in the bath (to get that seamless(ish) white background)
and used my new umbrella to provide some light (it's pretty grey out today).
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
This is the new track at Brockwell Park. Looks pretty good to me — but what would I know eh? Still a fair way off, I think it's all being done by volunteers at the weekends, so fair enough really.
Apologies for the crap video skills. I don't know what I'm doing
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Mark and I had planned to go to Peaslake all week and I lent him the Orange 5 from work on the grounds that he'd model in some shots. This is probably the best.
Location — the steep drop from the top of Pitch Hill. We didn't see any other riders go down in the hour or so it took to set up and shoot 1,000,000 frames. What's wrong with people? This is one of the best descents out there!
Friday, May 18, 2007
I've got a bunch of pictures in this week's Cycling Weekly, (and yes, that is me on the cover, much to derision of veloriders — LOL!) and I thought they'd use this one for the best in test shot in the Sportive Bike Test. They didn't, so I'll show it off here. More of the same as seen below really, just a bit better.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Scotland was amazing; the whole place is of a scale I never imagined it would be. The size of the hills, the friendliness of the people, the crapness of the weather and the quality of the trails all blew me away. It was proper wilderness biking at its best. Pictures here are from the Isle of Skye and Auchindrain, both shot with a camera phone. Geoff's (waughphotos.com) should be pretty stunning in comparison — they'll probably be in the mag for months to come.
I'm too knackered for this, I'm off to bed
Thursday, May 03, 2007
In the last four days I've done three races, and surprisingly enough, I feel better for it. The first one went ok, a 110km hack around the Cutmill circuit in Surrey and I ended up 14th, not that the judges spotted me — they placed two riders who didn't finish in the top 10! On Tuesday evening I road Crystal Palace where I suffered like I've never suffered before just to finish. I spent the whole race wishing I was still a third cat and could race the slower race. Not that that's actually any slower, just the attacks are easier to follow. I'm looking pretty desperate in this picture from londoncyclesport.
Last night I raced at Eelmoor and came 7th. I attacked 10miles from the finish (there were already two riders up the road) and road 2miles by myself before being joined by Wozza and three other guys. Our tactics were crap and we came last out of our break, but still, it's points in an E/1/2 so I can't complain. Let's hope there more where that came from!
Friday, April 13, 2007
Last night I did some final shots for Webby's bike test — the bikes we rode in Flanders — at Crystal Palace (example left). I'm pleased with them. All comments welcome though.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
NB: That's it, there's loads on here now, the systems about to blow so I'll stop loading any more pics on this post