Tagged: Luck

All my posts that mention or include luck in some way.

Arenberg Forest Trench - Mathew Mitchell

Riding the Arenberg Forest Trench

The Arenberg Trench is a stretch of road in Northern France, famous for its brutal cobbles and forming the crunch point in the Paris – Roubaix race. I’ve been lucky enough (or unlucky) to ride the Arenberg and definitely did not have the best experience as written about here. Stopping for photos at the beginning, followed by getting stuck behind Sean Kelly doing a piece...

The Gannets ‘How Hard Can It Be?’ Circuit Race – Stourport – 13th May

The Gannets ‘How Hard Can It Be?’ Circuit Race – Stourport – 13th May

I headed over to Stourport on Severn after work for the Gannets circuit race and to go back to where my season began when I destroyed the back end of my bike warming up, way back in January now. This race was following the full purpose built circuit, anti clockwise as usual (well for me anyway) and a nice change from the tight courses at...

Cycling with Bad Luck (or Me vs. Mechanical Issues)

Cycling with Bad Luck (or Me vs. Mechanical Issues)

They say that bad luck comes in threes, such as: You fall off, you hurt yourself..badly, you lose the race. I feel like I’ve been through a few of those circles in the last two weeks. Firstly there was the snapped hanger, which went because I got ideas in my head about changing gear. The immediate result of this was the derailleur throwing itself suicidally...