Monthly Archives: February 2015

Icey crust below, canal woodpeckers above.

4°C, SW brisk, rain/sleet. Rode CX with MapMyRide+! Distance: 21.4mi, time: 02:25:57, pace: 6:50min/mi, speed: 8.8mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/882936239 Eventful short ride. Took the reverse canal route from Friday, my own tyre tracks are still there. The tyres broke a crispy thin … Continue reading

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Cherry.

7C, hail showers, sun too. Started cutting the cherry tree. It’s sad to do this to a beautiful tree but it’s growing into telephone wires and I don’t want to be liable. Since its quite a big job, I have … Continue reading

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Canal gloop.

I rode CX with MapMyRide+! Distance: 18.9mi, time: 02:15:16, pace: 7:10min/mi, speed: 8.4mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/881230961 Yesterday’s rain is soaking slowly into saturated ground. It’s deepest by gates and stiles where walkers have trod. These cycling shoes didn’t let me down. The … Continue reading

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Ribble Estuary nature reserve.

I rode CX with MapMyRide+! Distance: 60.5mi, time: 05:35:56, pace: 5:33min/mi, speed: 10.8mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/878561051 Had a grand day out in Lancashire. Saw many kestrels and oyster-catchers. That area by the Ribble estuary is utterly beautiful. In today’s light, it couldn’t … Continue reading

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Fixed sixty.

I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 60.0mi, time: 03:54:58, pace: 3:55min/mi, speed: 15.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/876416783 Spring soon. Rode familiar routes on the road at the best pace so far this year. Winter seems to be drawing to a close with all … Continue reading

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Review: Kona Jake 2015

Kona Jake, 61cm. 2015.
One month on, and it’s time to summarise my experience so far. Continue reading

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Towpaths and punctures.

5°C, lighter, calm. Unwanted side-effect, punctures. Just patched the tube that went down yesterday, it had two holes and needed two patches. One was a snakebite, probably from the moment the nail punctured and pinched the rim against the road. … Continue reading

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Dense fog.

4°C, dense fog, no ice. Rode CX with MapMyRide+! Distance: 38.9mi, time: 03:32:00, pace: 5:27min/mi, speed: 11.0mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/869121807 Horrible day for a road ride. Dense milky fog and cold. On the route to the canal start I crossed a few … Continue reading

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A good problem to have.

5°C, dry with white clouds. Light NW, salty roads. Decision, which bike to take today. What a fine problem to face when you have two. Rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 18.9mi, time: 01:11:22, pace: 3:47min/mi, speed: 15.9mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/867946215 Quick blast … Continue reading

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Touring wheels.

-2°C, Clear sky, light NW breeze. Cold commute tomorrow. Fitted the new rear wheel for the ride. Very low temperatures are forecast all week. Bitter. Here is another photo from Sunday’s outing on the cyclocross bike. Here, I am riding … Continue reading

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