Category Archives: Cycling

Ride on the beach.

9°C, brisk W but dry at least. Rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 43.42km, time: 02:35:16, pace: 3:35min/km, speed: 16.78km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2580371377 ​ The beach at Formby shelves off at a very shallow angle to the west. It’s firm in parts … Continue reading

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Rode 66

11°C, still and dry. Some mud to watch for. I rode the Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 66.00km, time: 02:41:29, pace: 2:27min/km, speed: 24.52km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2577141967​ That was a happy ride: comfortable and reasonably quick.

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Gated Road

I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 44.66km, time: 02:04:16, pace: 2:47min/km, speed: 21.56km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2563950748​ Grabbed a ride before the cold front brings heavy rain. As I said on Sunday, the bottom bracket creaks on this bike. On Sunday’s side, the … Continue reading

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Creaking Arrow.

9°C, sunny with a light NW breeze. I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 93.52km, time: 04:09:46, pace: 2:40min/km, speed: 22.47km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2560931983​ This one felt hard. Perhaps the last couple of slack weeks have hit back. Also, heading home meant going … Continue reading

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Steady Sunday run.

Rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 63.72km, time: 02:40:31, pace: 2:31min/km, speed: 23.82km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2549450442​ Today, a steadier pace over the afternoon outing. However, the sun blazed and the wind light.

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Night rider.

16C, grey and damp. I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 49.82km, time: 02:10:09, pace: 2:37min/km, speed: 22.97km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2539294065​ First night ride of the autumn. I went out on the Arrow which ran smoothly. However, the bottom-bracket creaks very loudly. I … Continue reading

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Out, but not enough.

12°C, Brian’s gale, sunny I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 26.93km, time: 01:28:01, pace: 3:16min/km, speed: 18.36km/h.​ http://mapmyride.com/workout/2537231175 Quick canal route to clear the figity feeling and fizzy legs. My weekly milage is significantly lower currently compared to normal October … Continue reading

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Fifty miles flat.

I rode Kona Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 79.90km, time: 03:13:53, pace: 2:26min/km, speed: 24.73km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2514787049​ It’s getting easier! This is how life used to be before full time teaching. Now I’m middle-aged and feeling a little youthful. All because … Continue reading

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Fixed in Merseyside.

12°C, white cloud and stillness. I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 74.70km, time: 03:03:39, pace: 2:28min/km, speed: 24.41km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2507628494 Calm between storms make for a good ride on a single speed bike. Currently, we are experiencing somewhat below average temperatures. This … Continue reading

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Cyclocross on Cannock Chase

14°C, sunny and strong W wind. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 57.86km, time: 03:38:32, pace: 3:47min/km, speed: 15.89km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2499624422 Monday afternoon on The Chase is quiet with only a few dog walkers. Actually, it’s brilliant, I saw only … Continue reading

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