Monthly Archives: September 2016

Colourful commute.

I rode the Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 36.86km, time: 01:46:41, pace: 2:54min/km, speed: 20.73km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1776626015​ A treat to witness such a fine sunset on the way home. Each half minute, the light would change. Fascinating.

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Review: Raleigh Mustang, 2016

I’ve had this bike a few weeks now and it’s time to write a review. Firstly, some context: I’m not a cycle journalist and haven’t ridden many bikes. This one will compared with my others, a couple of steel roads … Continue reading

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Sunday fixed.

I rode the Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 81.64km, time: 03:07:59, pace: 2:18min/km, speed: 26.06km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1756897565​ This isn’t the Paddy Wagon, it’s the cross bike I rode yesterday. That was a 25 mile ride in fine sunshine. Took a variant … Continue reading

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Break in a Mustang,

19°C, sunny with brisk S wind. I rode Raleigh Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 62.68km, time: 03:00:20, pace: 2:53min/km, speed: 20.86km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1740798932 In a word- versatile. On its first outing, I went on trail, road, beach and canal. This bike handled … Continue reading

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Mio Cyclo 100

I picked up the new bike today. Beforehand, I put in a short list of extras to include: pedals, mud-guards and a rack. I forgot about the bottle cage and cycle-computer. There is a spare cage in the shed, so … Continue reading

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Raleigh Mustang, got it!

17°C, band of rain cleared to sun. At last, I have it. I’ve brought it up north to ride and make fine adjustments. The bars were too high and the front brake rubbed.​ Here it is today with mudguards and … Continue reading

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Crippling taxation.

17°C, humid and rain I’ve had that car a year now and the first tax renewal gap arrived. £20 whole pounds! What am I going to do? There is, hidden in there, the option to pay £1.75 a month. One … Continue reading

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Recovering, still?

I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 84.07km, time: 03:32:02, pace: 2:31min/km, speed: 23.79km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1724741051 Okay, so it takes more than a few days to get back on form. Average speed is low and after 52 miles, I feel tired.​ Still … Continue reading

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Decent ride on the Racelite.

I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 58.87km, time: 02:29:01, pace: 2:32min/km, speed: 23.70km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1721092376 Getting back into cycling. I always forget how long it takes to return to form. This time, the layoff includes weeks of hiking so it’s different … Continue reading

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Three rides.

22°C, bright and sunny. Light SW. I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 25.16km, time: 01:16:28, pace: 3:02min/km, speed: 19.74km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1718709494 I’ve listed today’s rides separately because of their different character. Firstly a short one on the race bike and then to … Continue reading

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