Tag Archives: Commuting

Commute: moonlight, windswept and cold.

5°C, strong SE, dry and clear, moonlight https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3285512167 I love it, the blackness and a probing circle of light to ride into. Potholes and ripples in the tarmac are in sharp relief in the headlight. Either side, wet fields and … Continue reading

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Punctured night.

5°C, light NE, no rain but damp roads. I rode mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 26.82km, time: 01:38:33, pace: 3:40min/km, speed: 16.33km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1891190354 It’s not always obvious what to do when you notice the first signs of a puncture. If it’s dark … Continue reading

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Review: Raleigh Mustang, 2016

I’ve had this bike a few weeks now and it’s time to write a review. Firstly, some context: I’m not a cycle journalist and haven’t ridden many bikes. This one will compared with my others, a couple of steel roads … Continue reading

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Walk the bike.

6°C, light NW. Rain to start and clear later. Commute with MapMyRide+! Distance: 14.99mi, time: 01:48:39, pace: 7:15min/mi, speed: 8.28mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1254815419 Set out in rain but full of energy. At 9 miles front tyre lost pressure on an awkward stretch … Continue reading

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Contact!

18°C, breezy, grey and some light rain. Rode The Jake to work for the return by canal. This morning’s ride saw 4 drivers using mobiles and 2 more who jumped red lights. But the funny bit: Small women have trouble … Continue reading

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Bang!

14°C, light SW, bright sun. Rode home on the Arrow, with MapMyRide+! Distance: 23.50mi, time: 02:07:35, pace: 5:26min/mi, speed: 11.05mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1012762447 Burst a tyre: maybe I hit a piece of metal, the hole but is quite large. No point trying … Continue reading

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Freedom evening ride.

I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 35.21mi, time: 02:09:06, pace: 3:40min/mi, speed: 16.37mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/942894543 Fast commute: crystal clear sky and warm air, that generates a lot of energy. As I got near Whittington, the Freedom cycles group passed, so I … Continue reading

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It’s still cold.

I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.5mi, time: 01:07:07, pace: 4:05min/mi, speed: 14.7mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/916495469 Air quickly chilled tonight. Clear sky has let the little warmth escape into the blue. Venus lies near the thin crescent moon, a reminder of Friday’s … Continue reading

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Wheels weighed.

7°C. Light cool wind. Grey overcast. New wheels, for the cross bike when commuting. I had them built up with Schwalbe tyres which promise resistance to punctures. They are not especially light, and don’t need to be. They simply have … Continue reading

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A badger.

6°C, still, dry and clear. I rode Arrow home with MapMyRide+! Distance: 30.4mi, time: 02:00:10, pace: 3:56min/mi, speed: 15.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/899478955 After an annoying afternoon at work trying to get mailmerge to work properly, I rode home. Conditions were ideal, very … Continue reading

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