Monthly Archives: October 2014

Warm, really?

18°C, light S wind, white cloud. Rode Racelite8, with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.03mi, time: 02:00:54, pace: 3:54min/mi, speed: 15.40mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/782130709 Amazing to be in shorts the last day before November. In fact, on this ride, I was too warm. Each time … Continue reading

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Take the load off your feet: how to deal with achilles tendinopathy

Take the load off your feet: how to deal with achilles tendinopathy http://gu.com/p/42nm9 Interesting, although it is written for runners. The symptoms reflect my experience over the last few years. I experience stiffness when I get up, from sleep or … Continue reading

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Clean-up

16°C, brisk SW. Dry and grey. Half-term break: is a time to clean up. It’s only been two weeks since the lodger moved out, but I am in the process of discovering problems he left behind. Rug Doctor is a … Continue reading

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Hills on the Chase.

13°C, white cloud, SW 4, Distance: 60.50mi, time: 04:13:39, pace: 4:12min/mi, speed: 14.31mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/776992287 Ages since I last rode up the Chase. This forestry land gap many sharp hills and sweeping, fast descents. I stopped at the cafe by the … Continue reading

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Autumn, where shall I ride?

12°C, brisk SW. Dry but grey. Quite fancy a ride in the woods today. That would be ideal, ride up to Cannock Chase. Ride in the woods for an hour, then finish in the cafe. Only one thing stopping me- … Continue reading

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Half term break.

12°C, SW breeze, dry, 4/5 cloud. Feels like we just did a full term. Eight weeks. Eight week’s worth of tiredness, the feeling that a cold is coming on but you can’t be sure. I therefore, give myself permission to … Continue reading

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Battle the wind.

Fixed Gear ride MapMyRide+! Distance: 35.49mi, time: 02:33:45, pace: 4:20min/mi, speed: 13.85mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/769929141 Slow ride in brisk wind even with the lower gear. At least I swapped the winter wheels over which have a 17t cog. The return stretch would … Continue reading

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Riding fixed.

Sunny but cold start. 7~13°C, light wind. Cycle: rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 57.6mi, time: 03:37:03, pace: 3:46min/mi, speed: 15.92mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/763041455 Feeling back to normal stop grumbling.

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14*8

13°C later, after a chilly start. SE4, dry. Fixed, tracked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 41.25mi, time: 02:35:00, pace: 3:45min/mi, speed: 15.97mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/755680611 Avoided the worst hills and rode a steady pace. Nothing remarkable then. weight is back where it should be … Continue reading

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