Category Archives: Gravel

Catch-up.

Sunny and warm week.In an attempt to make up for last week, I’ve been out at least once a day. Over the last 2 weeks, I’ve somehow gained 2 kilos in weight.

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Good Thursday.

19°C, milky sin, warm dry with medium E breeze. Gravel Roads: this route never strayed far from home but was a decent outing. These gravel roads may need tougher tyres, winter CX tyres are fine on wet grass but some … Continue reading

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Was it a good ride?

…not really. 11°C, W wind with clear sky. Dry of course. Not the ride I wanted. The canal section was spoiled by a fishing competition and then a puncture. The self-sealing tubes failed to seal the leak. I blew the … 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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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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First bike commute in 9 months.

8°C, sunny and fresh. Dry. I rode jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 28.25km, time: 01:15:27, pace: 2:40min/km, speed: 22.47km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2874199003 That hill is hard in every way. It didnt even pay back on the return home; rain began, traffic built up … Continue reading

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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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