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Since deciding to start riding again, and booking myself up for an audax in late January thanks to my sister, the plan was to build myself up over the next 6-8 weeks until I was comfortable riding a metric century again. A few years ago I wouldn't think twice about going out and riding 100km, but as the time I've spent on the bike has declined so rapidly, I thought I had better work up to it. It started with 55km, then 65km the following week, and while I was planning a 75km ride for the weekend, my sister had...

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I thought I'd start this blog with a bit of an introduction about me. Cycling has been in my blood for as long as I can remember, my dad taught myself and my sister to ride bikes as early on in life as possible, and family cycling days out were often a thing when we were youngsters. Over the years I tried many types of cycling, MTB, BMX, trials riding (hopping about on the back wheel), dirt jumping, apart from downhill, I've pretty much tried it all. When I started my first "real" job I couldn't drive, so I bought...

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