Category Archives: Kona Jake

Beach to beach.

2°C, brisk N wind, dry and sunny. Significant wind-chill. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 45.80km, time: 02:41:30, pace: 3:32min/km, speed: 17.01km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2599320025​ Today, I reversed the beach route for variety. A strong wind ran along the coast from … Continue reading

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Wind chill.

7°C, dry with strong NW wind. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 60.49km, time: 03:11:18, pace: 3:10min/km, speed: 18.97km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2592835927​

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Ride on the beach.

9°C, brisk W but dry at least. Rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 43.42km, time: 02:35:16, pace: 3:35min/km, speed: 16.78km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2580371377 ​ The beach at Formby shelves off at a very shallow angle to the west. It’s firm in parts … Continue reading

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Cyclocross on Cannock Chase

14°C, sunny and strong W wind. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 57.86km, time: 03:38:32, pace: 3:47min/km, speed: 15.89km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2499624422 Monday afternoon on The Chase is quiet with only a few dog walkers. Actually, it’s brilliant, I saw only … Continue reading

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Canal with coffee.

13°C, grey with soft but bearable ground. I rode The Jake wth MapMyRide+! Distance: 24.24km, time: 01:22:07, pace: 3:23min/km, speed: 17.71km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2489252846​ The usual route with today. I raised the pace on ground that allowed some give. Previous times here, … Continue reading

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Whittington canal.

17°C, sunny dry but cooler. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 29.12km, time: 01:47:19, pace: 3:41min/km, speed: 16.28km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2436944570 ​ Reverse route plus some. The towpaths are still dry and very hard.

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The canal, again.

18°C, grey and very humid, misty. I rode The Jake  with MapMyRide+! Distance: 28.54km, time: 01:23:37, pace: 2:56min/km, speed: 20.48km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2414489180​ Brisk and slightly slippery.

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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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