Category Archives: Cycling

Mid Staffordshire ride

Dull grey and some drizzle. 17°C and later in sun, 21°C. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 103.01km, time: 04:12:00, pace: 2:27min/km, speed: 24.53km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2333372318 ​ Woke early with plenty of fizz. Once I got going, the pace was great … Continue reading

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75 miles in comfort.

22°C, light breeze and some sun. Dry. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 118.89km, time: 05:10:08, pace: 2:37min/km, speed: 23.00km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2317797326 Adjusted the saddle before setting off, so glad I did. The ride remained comfortable right to the end. Still, … Continue reading

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Kingfisher on the canal loop.

19°C, sunny and still. I rode The Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 25.50km, time: 01:27:27, pace: 3:26min/km, speed: 17.50km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2314941230 Somebody had time to spare. This pile of stones was not there last time I came by. Better than that, I … Continue reading

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Mixed canal and road.

Bright sun and westerly wind. 19°C. I rode the Kona Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 77.83km, time: 03:51:47, pace: 2:59min/km, speed: 20.15km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2302108298 Today, I broke the saddle. It’s the same break that they always have- immediately behind the clamp on … Continue reading

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Theiving Peacocks.

11~17°C, sunny with SW brisk wind. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 105.83km, time: 04:42:49, pace: 2:40min/km, speed: 22.45km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2191839101 I still enjoy the thrill of getting onto the Racelite. It’s light and fairly nimble but somehow less so. In … Continue reading

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Hard on the hands.

15°C, Brisk SE wind, mostly sunny, entirely dry. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 72.78km, time: 04:10:50, pace: 3:27min/km, speed: 17.41km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2160239831 It’s all dried and cracked out there. Even molehills are as hard as stone. The big feature … Continue reading

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Southport front.

11°C, sunny with strong W, dry. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 62.68km, time: 03:11:43, pace: 3:04min/km, speed: 19.62km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2127494444 Overnight rain dampened the ground somewhat. It dried up during the day. HDR; although I like the hdr effect … Continue reading

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Cross the moss.

11°C, brisk NW, dry and sunny. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 49.14km, time: 02:35:15, pace: 3:10min/km, speed: 18.99km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2123818616 Not much improvisation on kid route today. Also took two brisk walks totalling about 8 miles. Although there are … Continue reading

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Three score and twelve miles.

14°C, mostly sunny with light wind. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 116.03km, time: 02:39:32, pace: 1:22min/km, speed: 43.64km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2099631971 ​ The view from Bosworth Battlefield visitors centre. North is the village of Mkt Bosworth. On the return leg, I … Continue reading

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Very muddy canal loop.

5° to 9°C, sunny and very muddy. I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 28.44km, time: 01:52:56, pace: 3:58min/km, speed: 15.11km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2043054158​ Deep, Watery and sloppy mud. Hence the low average speed. Sometimes as low as 5mph. Even so, I still failed … Continue reading

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