Category Archives: fixed gear

Kona Paddywagon

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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Seafront machines and weirdos

19°C, 0 cloud, no wind either. I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 53.45km, time: 02:03:18, pace: 2:18min/km, speed: 26.01km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3015838321 As routine, rode out to the seafront machines and I wasn’t the only one there. A guy with a pot … Continue reading

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One of the machines is broken.

18°C, deep blue and still. I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 40.97km, time: 01:35:55, pace: 2:20min/km, speed: 25.63km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2998463041 What a fun ride. The lighter wheels make for a more racey feel, the higher gear is not felt. As before, … Continue reading

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Three rides

15°C deep blue, light ÑW I rode Paddy Wagon and Racelite (2 bikes) with MapMyRide+! Distance: 83.08km, time: 03:28:04, pace: 2:30min/km, speed: 23.96km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2882959417 And then I rode this bike for a few hours. I don’t recall riding two different … Continue reading

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Onto the front.

I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 51.89km, time: 02:17:34, pace: 2:39min/km, speed: 22.63km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2851052539 A shorter ride today, but went on the machines on the front. I could easily use these every day. Also, i quite fancy the idea … Continue reading

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