Monthly Archives: August 2014

26 mile refresher

Sat. 17C, grey, WNW4, dry. Warm-up ride for tomorrow, an hour & a half ride through routes not used by me for years. Looked at Specialized and Giant bikes. They both do cross machines that are commute-adaptable. The Giant does … Continue reading

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Rainday.

16C, rain most of the day. NW3, Rain all day again. Summer rain isn’t so bad, though nice days are forecast for next week when we’re back in work. Gardening- moved a bay tree and planted magnolia in its place. … Continue reading

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Twice, in one day.

Thu. 19°C, SW4, sunny. Nice day. Why, on a nice day do some blokes lose their temper while driving? My journey started with one and ended with another. Near home, I pulled out onto a road where visibility was blocked … Continue reading

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Why did I bother?

17°C, NE4, grey cloud. Dry. rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 19.72mi, time: 01:17:01, pace: 3:54min/mi, speed: 15.37mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/706184741 Well, that was a bit rubbish. I set off hoping that the energy would come after the warm-up. It didn’t. Probably a virus … Continue reading

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Washout.

12C, rain. Rain did not stop for a minute during daylight hours. I shopped and finished the shelves. Traffic was light, did most stay in their houses? |~~~~~~~o_o~~~~~~~| Posted from a mobile.

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Followed by a little voice.

Sunday, 16°C, SW2, half sun. I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 74.43mi, time: 04:46:02, pace: 3:51min/mi, speed: 15.61mi/h. It didn’t fail this time. http://mapmyride.com/workout/703244445 Surprising how often the GPS drops the signal. Each time it does, the voice says “workout paused”. … Continue reading

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Bib shorts.

Sat. NW3, showers unforecasted. 16°C.Racelite, tracked with MapMyRide Distance: 33.24mi, time: 02:06:19, pace: 3:48min/mi, speed: 15.79mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/702136043 After all these years, I have a pair of bib-shorts. For non-cyclists, they are cycling shorts with shoulder straps. I have not bought … Continue reading

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GPS failmyride.

Weds. Sunny, 15°C, NW3. I rode the fixed gear with MapMyRide! Distance: 61.27mi, time: 03:35:36, pace: 3:31min/mi, speed: 17.05mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/698192099 Mapmyride has new bugs since the last update. Firstly, this good ride not completed the whole course of the ride. … Continue reading

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CXP22

Tues. 16C, sunny NE3, few clouds. Tracked with MapMyRide! Distance: 32.33mi, time: 01:52:37, pace: 3:29min/mi, speed: 17.22mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/696675245 New wheels,buying these could become addictive. The new wheels that I blogged about a few weeks ago have been out for the … Continue reading

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14*12

Sun. Sunny with a drying wind, NW 2. 14 stone 12 lbs. I lost a few pounds on that trip, but not as much as I expected. One year, I lost 8lbs! It’s nice to loose that feeling of softness … Continue reading

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