Monday, 6 April 2009

Neil Fraser joins the Clarion

Neil Fraser
Originally uploaded by westlothianclarion

Our third new member this week is Neil Fraser from Boness. Neil says
"I got into cycling 4 years ago - I was motorbiking through Norway when I came across a load of people cycling through the middle of nowhere late in the evening. Found out that they were doing the Strykeproven, a 540km ride from Trondheim to Oslo. I thought they were mad, but the idea of doing it kind of lodged in my brain. A few months after I got home from that trip, I bought a road bike and started riding audaxes to train for Norway. Did the Strykeproven the following year (20 hours of really enjoyable cycling) and found that I was addicted to long distance cycling. Since then I've mostly been riding audaxes, including the 2007 edition of the 1200km Paris-Brest-Paris. I'm joining the club to work on my fitness and speed - audaxing makes you good at going a long way quite slowly. Keen to try a wee time trial too. Next month I'm planning a 1600km audax around Scotland - Dalmeny - Cape Wrath - John O'Groats - Glencoe - Stranraer - Berwick on Tweed - Dalmeny. I'm hoping for a tailwind all the way!"

Current bikes -
Airborne Valkyrie - main audax bike, with rack and mudguards
Look 565 - the bling bike, for short rides on sunnydays
Condor Tempo - the fixed gear bike, to help build up my spindly legs
Spesh Hardrock - for winter nights at Beecraigs

1 comment:

sadiq said...

welcome to the club neil. some of our members sure have interesting cycling histories!