Tag Archives: Cycling

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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Ninety minutes on the canal.

  11°C, still, clear and drying out. I rode Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 23.71km, time: 01:30:56, pace: 3:50min/km, speed: 15.64km/h.​ http://mapmyride.com/workout/1912095641 The mud is soft, black and deep now. This confused the wheels who couldn’t decide whether to go the same … Continue reading

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Autumn storm chain.

12C, wet and showery, brisk SSW. I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 28.99mi, time: 01:54:37, pace: 3:57min/mi, speed: 15.18mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1241984279 Only a short outing today. Dark skies threaten heavy rain carried in from the southern approaches. Those threats were carried … Continue reading

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Rainford loop.

I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 30.75mi, time: 01:54:58, pace: 3:44min/mi, speed: 16.05mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1140508727 A quiet, flat route with good roads. Only one week to go, and I’ve hardly been home. Got a ton of marking to complete next week.

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A Spitfire.

I rode Paddy fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 54.6mi, time: 03:24:45, pace: 3:45min/mi, speed: 15.99mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1058575075 Unremarkable in some ways. I used a familiar route in reverse and climbed Dalton from the north. It was easier than I anticipated. Passed this … Continue reading

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Cross is difficult, but not hard.

I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 43.42mi, time: 04:14:44, pace: 5:52min/mi, speed: 10.23mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1049041503 finally decided to take my cyclocross bike up Cannock Chase. Winding my way through Chorley and the not to gentle Gentleshaw, then the getting lost … Continue reading

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Solstice Ride.

Strong wind, 14°C, sunny with some grey times. I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 48.18mi, time: 03:06:10, pace: 3:52min/mi, speed: 15.53mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1038647175 Today, I struggled to even get fifty miles done. Felt empty by the finish. Some rides are like … 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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Feed some goats.

13°C, dull and some slight drizzle. I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 55.7mi, time: 03:28:15, pace: 3:44min/mi, speed: 16.1mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1028530015 A fairly ordinary ride on the Paddywagon. Start was late while I waited for some light rain to finish. The … Continue reading

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Fixed 61

12°C, white cloud and one shower. Strong W. I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 61.8mi, time: 04:26:08, pace: 4:18min/mi, speed: 13.9mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/988541573 Riding fixed in wind is not recommended. Wind is a weakness of single speed bikes, it turns the ride … Continue reading

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