Category Archives: cyclocross

Kona Jake

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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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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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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Canal with coffee.

13°C, grey with soft but bearable ground. I rode The Jake wth MapMyRide+! Distance: 24.24km, time: 01:22:07, pace: 3:23min/km, speed: 17.71km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2489252846​ The usual route with today. I raised the pace on ground that allowed some give. Previous times here, … Continue reading

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Whittington canal.

17°C, sunny dry but cooler. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 29.12km, time: 01:47:19, pace: 3:41min/km, speed: 16.28km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2436944570 ​ Reverse route plus some. The towpaths are still dry and very hard.

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The canal, again.

18°C, grey and very humid, misty. I rode The Jake  with MapMyRide+! Distance: 28.54km, time: 01:23:37, pace: 2:56min/km, speed: 20.48km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2414489180​ Brisk and slightly slippery.

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Clear blue.

18°C, brisk W, deep blue sky. ​ I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 27.64km, time: 01:26:27, pace: 3:08min/km, speed: 19.18km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2400430430​ A recovery ride, not much energy flowed but I got round. The route is the same last week on … Continue reading

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Give up and turn back.

I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 17.09km, time: 58:32, pace: 3:26min/km, speed: 17.52km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2391907526 Started on the favourite canal loop for a tea-time ride. It soon became obvious that energy was missing. Clearly, I’m unwell. So after 5 miles, … 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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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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