Category Archives: Winter Bike

Metric Century 2.

12°C brisk S breeze but brighter later. That was a good day out. The route had plenty of variety, hills, flats and a good coffee stop. Later was a long slog on flat land exposed to the wind. My fitness … Continue reading

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Crank arrives.

11°C, sunny and Spring like. Those eBay cranks have arrived. the BB bolts are missing but at least they are in excellent condition. There is barely a blemish on the polish anywhere. Oh, I managed to get a ride in … Continue reading

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Stretch your legs

10°C, SW wind and some soft drizzle To close a rather satisfying# day with a blast on the bike. I rode the Arrow despite it being somewhat poorly. It has a slow puncture and a knackered chainset. Still, the ride … Continue reading

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Mustang on gravel.

Windswept flats, a decent route with enough variety for a winter ride. This outing follows a long walk yesterday to clear my legs.

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Wonky crank.

8°C, dry with a light S. Lots of energy but a mechanical problem spoilt things. The left crank worked loose after only 3 miles. I made it to a car dealer who helped out. My set of Allen keys omits … Continue reading

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Ride in rain.

8°C rain, sometimes heavy. No link to MapMyRide, there is a fault which means that uploading tracks takes several days. I suspect a server fault. There, the upload took two days despite the rain, I did belt along after days … Continue reading

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Two rides.

4°C, slight NE breeze. patches of ice seen but blue sky. This was the longer of the two. Fortunately, the puncture happened in the last 2 miles. So close to home, I decided to walk back rather than change the … Continue reading

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Gales and blue above.

6°C, gales from the northern approaches. Sunny. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3352071103 That wind is just rude and annoying. Just when it thinks you aren’t looking, it grabs the handlebars and gives them a twist. Slogging into a head-crosswind, you sometimes have to lock … Continue reading

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I needed that!

5°C, light cloud and no wind. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3348057034 This steel bridge is on my route to work. Today’s ride was more relaxed with enough time to stop for photos. The galvanized slats make a terrible noise as you ride over. The … Continue reading

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The fizz is back

8°C, light grey with minimal breeze NW. Dry too. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3327217420 Okay, not very fast but the important point is – it felt right. It’s funny how you can actually feel warmth at 8°C after days near to freezing. Some of … Continue reading

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