New Bar Ends for 2014

Zoom Handlebar Ends

Just bought a set of Zoom bar ends for my Cube Analog 29r… Will give some test results when fitted and tested!

On first examination they seem to be well made and ergonimically designed. I’ve missed bar ends on longer rides too… surprising how much more comfortable they can make sitting upright.

It’s Goddamn Windy Out There

Polar H7 Bluetooth
It’s Saturday, the weather is a bit crap (read, drissely and windy) but I’ll never get my fitness back if I don’t make the effort to haul my ass off the comfy settee in the warm living room with plenty of films to watch on the XMBC server! OK lazy boy, you’ve had brekkie (healthy of course), you’ve watched Metallica – Through The Never (very cool BTW) and now you need to stop looking for excuses to stay in the warm……

“But I need to clean my guitars ready for tonight’s gig!” -  “Shut it bitch and get out!”

Okay, okay I’m moving!” – So, dressed and ready – which takes a good 20 mins as it’s bloody cold out there you know! And it’s time to take the new Cube Analog 29ER out for another muddy blast.

“Jeez my legs ache already!” – I can’t believe how unfit I’ve become over the last 6 – 8 months. Thankfully, I intend to change all that and get back to and beyond where I was back in the autumn of 2012 when I was riding a hell of a lot. My diet has gone back to sensible and improved considerably, now I just need to get the exercise back in there on a regular basis! This is stage one, and it sucks ass big time…

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New Year, New Bike and umm…. well, same old me!

Cube Analog 29

Happy 2014 folks…. yay! Whoop, whoop…. :)

So, What does 2014 have in store for me then?

Good question, and one that I’m going to try and answer so that I can look back at the end of the year and see how many of my goals I did achieve.

First, and most importantly is my training and fitness. 2013 was a pretty sparse year on the training front, and this is due to many reasons; the main one being I lost the training mojo. My weekends have generally been taken up playing in the Kamikazee Millionaires band (which has been and still is awesome fun), work was getting me down and a general lack of motivation all contributed to it. On the flip side, 2013 in general has been amazing. I’ve spent time with some great friends, been to see some amazing bands, got to play in some incredible venues to lots of people and I’ve found my love for creating and recording music again.

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Goodbye Cube Analog Disc 2012

Cube Analog Disc 2012 Mountain Bike

Well, it’s time to say goodbye to my well-loved Cube Analog Disc 2012 – My bike was stolen a few weeks back and the chances of getting a replacement are pretty much zero unless I want to buy used. So, it’s a case of looking to see what alternatives Cube over in their new range. I’m not looking to buy until early next year as I don’t tend to do much riding through the winter.

It’s testament to how good (IMHO) the bike was, as apart from the annoyance of people stealing your hard-worked for property, the biggest disappointment to me was that I couldn’t replace it for another one! That has to say something about how pleased I was with the bike.

Goodbye Cube Analog Disc 2012, you will be missed!

Back to the fitness plan in 2013

Cube Analog Disc 2012 Mountain Bike
[dropcap2]M[/dropcap2]y god, was that sunshine I saw yesterday? Surely not!

Actually it was, and what a lovely sight it was to behold. Taking the opportunity by the short and curlies, it was out on the bike after work for a bit of a blast. Time to get rid of the cobwebs and even get the shorts on…. really! I’ve missed the feeling of looking forward to getting home from work and getting out for a good ride on the old Cube Analogue Disc 2012 to experience some fresh air and wind in the face…

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