Category Archives: Kona Jake

Azure sky, to ride under one.

20°C, light W breeze, deep blue sky and dry. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 55.83km, time: 02:14:53, pace: 2:25min/km, speed: 24.84km/h.​ http://mapmyride.com/workout/2404618307​ Started off as a plod, but got quicker as I felt better. This turned into a … Continue reading

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Give up and turn back.

I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 17.09km, time: 58:32, pace: 3:26min/km, speed: 17.52km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2391907526 Started on the favourite canal loop for a tea-time ride. It soon became obvious that energy was missing. Clearly, I’m unwell. So after 5 miles, … Continue reading

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Mixed canal and road.

Bright sun and westerly wind. 19°C. I rode the Kona Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 77.83km, time: 03:51:47, pace: 2:59min/km, speed: 20.15km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2302108298 Today, I broke the saddle. It’s the same break that they always have- immediately behind the clamp on … Continue reading

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Hard on the hands.

15°C, Brisk SE wind, mostly sunny, entirely dry. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 72.78km, time: 04:10:50, pace: 3:27min/km, speed: 17.41km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2160239831 It’s all dried and cracked out there. Even molehills are as hard as stone. The big feature … Continue reading

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Southport front.

11°C, sunny with strong W, dry. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 62.68km, time: 03:11:43, pace: 3:04min/km, speed: 19.62km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2127494444 Overnight rain dampened the ground somewhat. It dried up during the day. HDR; although I like the hdr effect … Continue reading

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Cross the moss.

11°C, brisk NW, dry and sunny. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 49.14km, time: 02:35:15, pace: 3:10min/km, speed: 18.99km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2123818616 Not much improvisation on kid route today. Also took two brisk walks totalling about 8 miles. Although there are … Continue reading

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Very muddy canal loop.

5° to 9°C, sunny and very muddy. I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 28.44km, time: 01:52:56, pace: 3:58min/km, speed: 15.11km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2043054158​ Deep, Watery and sloppy mud. Hence the low average speed. Sometimes as low as 5mph. Even so, I still failed … Continue reading

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A usual Saturday.

7°C, cold SW breeze but it’s drying up. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 26.42km, time: 01:46:22, pace: 4:02min/km, speed: 14.90km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2015532611​ The usual canal loop. The mud was deeper and more watery. However, that’s not so bad because … Continue reading

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Cold deep mud.

2°C, grey and still. No rain. I rode cyclocross Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 24.25km, time: 01:42:43, pace: 4:14min/km, speed: 14.17km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1964758442​ Look at that flash of red. A tree, with broken branches. The scarlet wound stood out from the steely … Continue reading

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Southport beach.

7°C, brisk NW wind.dry, some sun. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance:56.91km, time: 03:11:38, pace: 3:22min/km, speed: 17.82km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1951884761 These tyres are great in the thick mud that is all around at the moment. This ride was over more … Continue reading

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