Category Archives: AVC Arrow

The fizz is back

8°C, light grey with minimal breeze NW. Dry too. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3327217420 Okay, not very fast but the important point is – it felt right. It’s funny how you can actually feel warmth at 8°C after days near to freezing. Some of … Continue reading

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Gloomy on the bike

3°C still, grey, dry and cold https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3314266726 Everything I hate about january was found today. The worst feature was the dark, the day never really broke out of twilight all day. At least the bike was good though the front … Continue reading

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Commute: moonlight, windswept and cold.

5°C, strong SE, dry and clear, moonlight https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3285512167 I love it, the blackness and a probing circle of light to ride into. Potholes and ripples in the tarmac are in sharp relief in the headlight. Either side, wet fields and … Continue reading

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Atlantic storms by bike

8°C, short sharp showersh. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3270371716 Battered in blustery showers. Apart from some dramatic skies, there were no great events to report. The Arrow bike has a new lease of life currently. I’ve taken the rack off and it handles very … Continue reading

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That heron

5°C, grey but calm. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3261885259 A short outing, a circuit around Southport today. I’m really enjoying riding the Arrow. It’s happy on the muddy roads and the gears are close enough to get the right cadence. This, I think, is … Continue reading

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It’s over.

8°C, light cold easterly. Sunny. Mapmyride let me down today, but it’s about 9 miles on the Arrow. Things went wrong when I rode into town to visit the record shops. The app has not been right since it was … Continue reading

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Ride home into the sun.

19°C, sun and breeze S Commuting ride on the old Arrow. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3193680025 A fine sunny ride home from work. The ride in this morning was spectacular. Half an hour in, the sun peeped above Rivington hill as it rose. For … Continue reading

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Shopping and the green machines.

15°C, sunny and breeze from S. I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 20.78km, time: 01:00:40, pace: 2:55min/km, speed: 20.55km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3165767278 I think all of my bikes have been photographed here, except perhaps the Racelite. It was a pleasant enough ride … Continue reading

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Dazzling tarmac

12°C, sunny and still, yet roads. I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 69.82km, time: 03:17:28, pace: 2:50min/km, speed: 21.22km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2624397079​ Excellent conditions for a winter ride. It was so good that I extended the route, and then extended again. I … Continue reading

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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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