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About A Cycling Journey

A Cycling Journey (ACJ) is a project born out of love for cycling and the outdoors.It is the story of an average but determined cyclist on a journey of discovery and exploration:
What can cycling teach us about our limits?
Does it ever get easier or do you just get faster?
How fast can you really get and how far can you really go?
How can cycling help us keeping our mental health and can you balance serious training with a 9-5 job?
What is this "Gravel" thing everyone talks about?
Is it or is it not all about the bike? And how many bikes do you need?
How difficult is it to maintain your own bikes?
Can you start Mountain Biking in your late 40s?
And how many other questions about cycling can we answer?
Website, Blog and Forum coming soon!Follow me on Strava: strava.com/athletes/acyclingjourney
or Instagram: instagram.com/acyclingjourney

Distance travelled

4,509 mi

Time in motion

329:55 h

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  1. A Cycling Journey planned a road ride.

    May 2, 2022

    18:58
    249 mi
    13.2 mph
    13,925 ft
    13,775 ft
    1. A Cycling Journey

      This has to be my most ambitious planned tour to date, but while I sit here on the sofa nursing my dislocated collarbone dreaming of cycling in the Alps and on familiar roads is all I can do... plus dreaming is free, right?

      

      The inspiration for this tour is twofold.

      

      On one hand there's the fact that it

      • May 2, 2022

  2. A Cycling Journey planned a road ride.

    April 24, 2022

    12:10
    148 mi
    12.1 mph
    12,475 ft
    12,325 ft
    1. A Cycling Journey

      I just ❤️ Friuli.

      

      It's the region where I was born and where I left my heart when I decided to explore the world.

      

      With its mountains, hills, valleys and plains criss-crossed by plentiful lakes, rivers and water streams, Friuli has something to offer to any cyclist!

      

      Slovenija, on the east side of the border

      • May 7, 2022

  3. A Cycling Journey planned a road ride.

    April 22, 2022

    06:39
    72.6 mi
    10.9 mph
    8,625 ft
    8,625 ft
    1. A Cycling Journey

      Sellaronda is a route that takes in 4 alpine passes (Pordoi, Campolongo, Gardena, Sella) in the Italian Dolomites forming a loop that can be ridden in either direction (although, anticlockwise is suggested) and starting from any of the 4 valleys interconnecting them.

      

      The route can be ridden at any time

      • April 23, 2022

  4. liamhawe, Ca.M and 8 others like this.
    1. A Cycling Journey

      It has now been three days since Good Friday’s Criterium Race at Castle Combe, and it’s about time that I look at what happened “from the outside” and put it down in writing to make some sense of it… Hint: it wasn’t really a ‘Good Friday’ for me 🙄

      

      

      

      Let’s roll back to Friday morning…

      

      

      

      I had most of my gear

      • April 18, 2022

  5. Ja Ko, MLK and 11 others like this.
    1. A Cycling Journey

      I have to admit that I had higher hopes for this race, but my good legs did not show up tonight and I had to make do with their more fatigued distant cousins! 😓

      

      But let’s start from the beginning.

      

      I managed to leave home after work almost on time and the trip to the racing circuit went without a hitch

      • April 12, 2022

  6. A Cycling Journey went cycling.

    April 10, 2022

    00:39
    11.3 mi
    17.5 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    MLK, Richi and 4 others like this.
    1. A Cycling Journey

      Just testing out the bike before tomorrow's criterium race and throwing a couple of sprints in to prime the legs and remind myself what sprinting feels like 😅

      The puncture fairy visited too 🙄

      I was a bit miffed that it was the brand new rear tyre that had a flat, as opposed to the front one with 3,500

      • April 10, 2022

  7. A Cycling Journey went cycling.

    April 9, 2022

    03:35
    63.3 mi
    17.6 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,350 ft
    Alexander Lange, MLK and 11 others like this.
    1. A Cycling Journey

      I had to give this morning's club ride/chaingang a miss, but was determined to ride outdoors after missing yesterday's ‘après le travail’ one too and being stuck on the turbo trainer for most of the week…

      I had other cycling-related stuff I needed to take care of earlier in the day (something to do with

      • April 10, 2022

  8. A Cycling Journey went cycling.

    April 2, 2022

    Bleddyn, Garry and 28 others like this.
    1. A Cycling Journey

      Lobster gloves are the best thing since sliced bread! Albeit a little dexterity-impairing, they keep your hands toasty in below-zero temperatures.

      

      I left my lobster gloves at home, despite the forecast for very cold temperatures, and then spent the first 2 hours of the ride regretting it 😓

      

      But let’s go

      • April 4, 2022

  9. A Cycling Journey went cycling.

    March 26, 2022

    MLK, Stefano Zanga and 33 others like this.
    1. A Cycling Journey

      Doffed my “Castelli Aero Race” club jersey after last week’s criterium and donned my Randonneur’s imaginary hat, on what seemed to be the perfect Spring day and a gorgeous one for cycling, I rode my 4th monthly 200+ Km Audax in my quest to achieve the Randonneur Round the Year award.

      

      It turned out to

      • March 27, 2022

  10. A Cycling Journey went cycling.

    March 25, 2022

    MLK, David Murray and 13 others like this.
    1. A Cycling Journey

      After (too?) much Zwifting, taking in the last of the afternoon's sun for a quick spin and to check that everything is in good order for tomorrow's London-Oxford-London Audax.

      

      Sporting my new Reading CC jersey too, must be the first time I ride in shorts in March in years 😳

      

      Strava: strava.com/activities/6882265006

      • March 25, 2022

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