Category Archives: cyclocross

Kona Jake

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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Recovery ride (again)

I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.41km, time: 54:16, pace: 3:18min/km, speed: 18.15km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2924742073

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Up and Down the seawall.

12°C, white cloud with brisk SW breeze. Dry. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 17.94km, time: 01:15:37, pace: 4:13min/km, speed: 14.24km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2856106942 I ventured out onto the mudflats to investigate some jetsam. This is an excellent route to take … Continue reading

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RSPB tour.

8°C, NE cool breeze. Grey. I rode kona Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 15.18km, time: 01:06:21, pace: 4:22min/km, speed: 13.73km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2816224618 I’ve had a filthy stinking cold. Today, day 10, sees me not fully recovered and I’m wary of ramping up … Continue reading

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Muddy Mess Of a Ride.

Bright winter sun 6°C, brisk S. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 26.48km, time: 01:51:48, pace: 4:13min/km, speed: 14.21km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2676806983 A fine muddy, squelchy start along the canal into early low sun. At 6 or 7 miles, the squelching … Continue reading

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