Category Archives: cyclocross

Kona Jake

Soft pedaling the cross.

13°C, sunny with light breeze. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3392284945 I have a teacher’s cold (again). Since it’s an unseasonably warm sunny day, I rode the cross bike anyway. I soft-pedaled along the sea wall. The tide was high making the beach soggy. Cross … Continue reading

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Ribble Dyke by cyclo-cross.

12°C, sunny with S breeze. Soft mud of the season made this a smoother route than last time I passed this way. What an excellent day! I saw Egrets, heard Oyster Catchers and many others I can’t identify. The glancing … Continue reading

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Cross the chase, December.

11°C, sun and cold wind. Rain to finish. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3280048873 Besides that, here’s an anecedote. The bike got quite muddy on this outing so normally I’d hose it down. Today, I have no access to a hose. Instead, I used a … Continue reading

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Towpath in darkness

8°C, clear sky with brisk W wind and cold. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3279276373 Here’s a first, an off-road ride in the dark . The hard contrast from the light make ruts and pits easy to spot. Last night’s rain made the surface quite … Continue reading

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Dank Sunday gravel

11°C, some rain early, brighter later on, brisk SW. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3272450158 A sluggish ride but that doesn’t matter, it’s December. The fitness miles don’t start until January. Winter miles lead to summer smiles, as they say without cringing.

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Cross Ribble Nat Trust

11°C, grey but dry and calm. Rode the Jake along the Ribble estuary. The ground was softer than last time but some sections were too broken up to ride https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3251440075 This was a recovery ride after a persistent cold. It’s … Continue reading

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Canal cross 8

10°C, sunny and dry. Cold start. The cables needed a bit of adjustment to get the index right. Winter is coming so I will have a day changing cablesets on a couple of bikes. This one has suffered from the … Continue reading

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I’m back on.

11°C dull with soft drizzle. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 25.58km, time: 01:23:00, pace: 3:15min/km, speed: 18.49km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3184165357 That was a whole week of cycling lost to an enigmatic virus. Now I’ve returned to normal, now work can … Continue reading

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Let down by a pump.

16°C, gloomy drizzle and blustery SW I rode Kona Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.86km, time: 01:32:04, pace: 2:53min/km, speed: 20.76km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3087552775 Once I got off the track, it was obvious that the tyres were too soft. Topping up the pressure … Continue reading

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The machines and drizzle.

17°C, drizzle and onshore breeze. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 44.31km, time: 01:50:20, pace: 2:29min/km, speed: 24.10km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3078674872 Same route as last time but with claggy weather. The biggest difference was my energy, I was quite enfeebled. The … Continue reading

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