Category Archives: Commuting

First fog, 2019

12°C, fog. Only the second trip out with the new bars fitted. You probably can’t see but they’re flared bars. It’s subtle but a definite improvement, there is a larger flat section behind the hoods to rest hands which is … Continue reading

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Major Chestikov.

https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3294022513 Ill again. It started during this ride home from work. Shame because I was looking forward to it. The route that runs along farm tracks in the dark is quite an experience. If it wasn’t for the rain, it … Continue reading

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Need a holiday.

12°C, dry and fresh, dark early. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 29.98km, time: 01:30:04, pace: 3:00min/km, speed: 19.97km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1820466335 I need a holiday. I feel tired physically such that even running up the stairs is hard. But on the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Mustang.

23°C, dry summer’s day. This morning, I rode The Jake, Cyclocross 28.3 km Bike Ride with MapMyRide Duration: 1:31:50, Pace: 3.2 min/km http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/1626789359 N+1, looking at a replacement commuting bike. This one has disc brakes and an aluminium frame of the … Continue reading

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Head sting.

Rode Home with MapMyRide+! Distance: 29.66km, time: 01:15:13, pace: 2:32min/km, speed: 23.66km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1607361776 Ordinary ride home until the wasp got into my helmet. I heard a faint clunk as it entered one of the helmet’s vents. It didn’t sting immediately … Continue reading

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1,000th mile.

7°C, NE chilly breeze. I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 18.40mi, time: 01:23:07, pace: 4:31min/mi, speed: 13.28mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1388479221 Started this morning’s commute with 999.9 miles on the collective clock. The first mile, barely out of my home road clocked up … Continue reading

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