Slicing Swain’s Lane – UHC 2017
Why do you ride your bike?
Favourite place to ride?
Up or down mountains?
What song/tune/music goes through your head while riding?
– Cruising through three states in one day along the Atlantic coast (Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine…route 1…do it!). Doesn’t get much better than that.
– Riding around the Burgundy countryside with my in-laws. Navigating the hills of Curtil-Saint-Seine on the outskirts of Dijon and the farmlands around Autrey les Grays. Celebrating with a Trappist upon completion. C’est la vie!
– My first ride round trip to Brighton with the B’s…in February.
– The 2017 Tour of Cambridgeshire (ToC): even though I missed qualifying by 40 seconds and faced two mechanicals, there’s something magical about riding on closed roads past crowds of people actually interested in what you’re doing.
Beethoven leading the pain-train at ToC
How long does it take you to change a flat?
Advice to a new cyclist?
Steel, Carbon or Ti?
Grand tours or Classics?
Gels or potatoes?
Headwind or rain?
I wish I had been told that…
Beethoven at home
What is it like being a Baroudeur?
Advice to someone wanting to join the Baroudeurs?
What does your cycling future hold?
I’ve had my first taste of racing crits and Gran Fondo’s. It’s tough work, but I always leave smiling. The Baroudeurs team training is great before getting into work, and the Sunday Club Rides are always fun.
I had a bad crash during a criterium this year and broke my bike. Probably won’t get too involved in crit’s moving forward but will continue to participate in several road races and grand fondo’s. Also, if I get the chance, I’d like to do some endurance rides, but time is of the essence. One in particular that I’d really like to do is Strykeprøven: from Trondheim to Oslo (543km & 3627m of climbing): http://
I’m now looking forward to seeing how I can develop in the team and make a stab at contesting for races. My connection with France also gives me the opportunity to explore the mountains we all read about and cheer on The Tour. I can’t wait to get out there and mix it up on either road or gravel.
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