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The Journey Begins

November 15th | 2018
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It’s been 4 long months, but I’m finally back on two wheels. After a crazy journey and lots of physio later; I’m super excited to be riding again! It felt like I’d just been hit with the riding bug and then unfortunately my knee stopped me.

I wanted to make sure that I started this next chapter right and ensure the fitting of my new bike was A-1. Felt super amped to be able to work with Tim on this and building my bike up from a fitting perspective has been incredible. I actually personally built the bike up with Tim (I mostly watched,) but got as stuck in as I could (I now know how to bleed disc brakes correctly). In all seriousness getting to go through this process with Tim was invaluable and I learnt so much. I’ve also got a full blog post and video on the stages of the build coming soon. Very excited to be working more with Tim and can’t recommend Soigneur London more.

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None of this would have been possible without my good friend Jordan from G!RO Cycles. A few excited chats over coffee at the cafe and voila now I’m officially riding a Curve Belgie Disc! This is the first road bike that I’ve personally bought and invested in. I honestly couldn’t be happier with my decision; I wanted a bike that would be comfortable chowing everyday miles, whilst still being able to get down and dirty and to come on trips with me. If I wanted to go off the beaten path I can now whack some gravel tyres on, load up the panniers and off I go. If you’re thinking about getting/wanting to know more about Curve then Jordan’s the man to speak to, pop into G!RO and grab a coffee whilst you’re at it!

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I wanted a bike that would be comfortable chowing everyday miles, whilst still being able to get down and dirty and to come on trips with me.
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So with cycling being something that is pretty new to me, I’m learning new and better ways to ride everyday. However one thing that isn’t new to me is style and quality products, as you guys know it’s something I pride myself in and cycling is no exception. The kit I’ve been riding with is made by Attaquer and I honestly can’t speak highly enough about it, top notch quality, lovely design and I absolutely love it! In these images I’m actually wearing the G!RO x Attaquer Shop Kit and then the race gilet ,which is perfect for the weather currently (I’m also eyeing up their race jacket too!) Make sure you check out their website, or again just pop in and see Jordan where you will be able to try it on for size.

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So without going too far into the specifics of my bike, the components I chose and why (this is all coming soon in another post) you’ll notice I’m riding with an InfoCrank power meter. Big shout out to Jam Cycling. This is such and incredible product and something that I’m so looking forward to getting deeper into. I’m going to be sharing my data with you guys and tracking my progress on here, so hopefully it’ll show my rate of improvement over the next 6 months / a year.

It feels great to finally be back on the road again and as I mentioned I’ve got another post coming taking you guys through all the specifics. I really hope you’ve enjoyed this post and here’s to bringing you guys along for all of the cycling adventures!

SB. x


P.S. Thank you Jordan for snapping these pics of me and and taking me and the Belgie on our first ride!