Category Archives: fixed gear

Kona Paddywagon

9 mile warmup.

22°C, S breeze, full sun. Fixed gear ride and some moderate hills via Dalton. Excellent coffee at Twin Lakes Velo., But it didn’t return all of the energy I wanted.

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40 fixed miles.

22°C, grey cloud with occasional sun. I could ride this bike all day, unless it’s windy. Though my legs are getting sore, that turgid feeling has gone. Rides like this remind me of a the way we can take several … Continue reading

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Sunday fixed.

13-16°C, light wind and dry. A decent ride with variety in hills and flatlands. Home commitments left me with too little time to ride 100km which wouldn’t be much extra effort. Shame.

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A fixie and bagpipes.

8°C, brightening up with increasing SW wind. 1, The birds were lively today. I heard curlews, lapwings and another strange one. The latter’s sound carried a very long way but eventually I got there. A guy stopped his van and … Continue reading

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It can only get better

8°C, light W, dull and dry. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3317449414 January is possibly the most miserable month of the year, but things can only get better. January is in competition with December, mainly because December contains the detestable Christmas stress fest. Anyway, today … Continue reading

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Metric century.

5~7°C, grey, dank and a S breeze https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/328970721 Slow but long. 4h 40′ and the headlight lasted (though the orange warning light came on). Better still, the phone’s battery (a Motorola g6) ran down to 87%. My old phone (a … Continue reading

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Fixed shod with winter wheels

7~9°C, clear with cold easterly. 0 cloud. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3253994575 This ride felt like an uphill push the whole time. Partly caused by the easterly wind. Unlike the Midlands, I had no option to plan a route in some directions, the Irish … Continue reading

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Dodge the showers.

17°C, showers imminent. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 44.54km, time: 01:39:07, pace: 2:14min/km, speed: 26.96km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3100448860 In this field of cabbages stands one solitary, proud sunflower.

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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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Today’s ride 2: Cafe Velo

21°C, 0 cloud but light W breeze. I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 51.55km, time: 01:58:38, pace: 2:18min/km, speed: 26.07km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3027257854 Back at home, the garden held some pleasant surprises for me, water lilys are in flower and some others … Continue reading

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