Tag Archives: fixed gear

Sunday fixed.

I rode the Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 81.64km, time: 03:07:59, pace: 2:18min/km, speed: 26.06km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1756897565​ This isn’t the Paddy Wagon, it’s the cross bike I rode yesterday. That was a 25 mile ride in fine sunshine. Took a variant … Continue reading

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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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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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Cold dry start.

I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 50.1mi, time: 03:08:57, pace: 3:46min/mi, speed: 15.9mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/949380413 Cold dry start with light breeze from the north. Quite a contrast with yesterday’s blazing sunshine. I ducked out of Bannister Hill but went up Dalton … Continue reading

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0.8 miles: POP!

17°C, milky sun and no wind. Started out on the Jake with the commuting wheels fitted. They have Schwalbe Durano tyres for the fast but puncture resistance. Less than a mile out a sharp high pop rang out. Instantly the … Continue reading

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Started quickly.

I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 51.9mi, time: 03:15:43, pace: 3:46min/mi, speed: 15.9mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/930567699 Started this ride in sprightly fashion and zipped along, often at 20mph. The climb up to Dalton was fine too, though I avoided Bannister Hill later. … Continue reading

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Breaking: cyclist jumps red light.

7°C, mostly dry. Yesterday, I ran a red light. I had no choice. At the lights at Stanley Gate in Lancashire is on a normal four way junction. I approached from the north and stopped on red. Then the lights … Continue reading

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One more mile.

I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 58.3mi, time: 03:37:10, pace: 3:43min/mi, speed: 16.2mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/913645993 Spring ride no.1: and it was a good one. With the summer wheels fitted and fresh brake blocks, the bike was ready. And, so was I. … Continue reading

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Fixed sixty.

I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 60.0mi, time: 03:54:58, pace: 3:55min/mi, speed: 15.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/876416783 Spring soon. Rode familiar routes on the road at the best pace so far this year. Winter seems to be drawing to a close with all … Continue reading

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A good problem to have.

5°C, dry with white clouds. Light NW, salty roads. Decision, which bike to take today. What a fine problem to face when you have two. Rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 18.9mi, time: 01:11:22, pace: 3:47min/mi, speed: 15.9mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/867946215 Quick blast … Continue reading

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