Tag Archives: Lancashire

Fog and mud.

I rode CX Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 35.67mi, time: 03:14:03, pace: 5:26min/mi, speed: 11.03mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1233102627 Woke to very dense fog; and a choice of Fixie or cyclocross bike for today’s ride. CX gets me away from the traffic in poor … Continue reading

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Fixed the longest.

18C, N breeze, bright sun. I rode fixed- Distance: 72.17mi, time: 04:42:03, pace: 3:54min/mi, speed: 15.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/626397815 This is most likely my longest ride on a fixed gear bike. I sometimes claim that riding fixed is worth about 10% distance … Continue reading

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Bannister Hill, 9.30″

22°C, clearing. Perfect. MapMyRide! Distance: 39.40mi, time: 02:21:42, pace: 3:36min/mi, speed: 16.6mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/327169155 Yesterday- broke my best time up Bannister Hill, today, broke it again. The strategy today was to keep up the pace after pud summit to High Moor … Continue reading

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Middleton flat 17.

17°C; SW wind, brisk, dry. Club ride, tracked with MapMyRide! Distance: 53.14mi, time: 03:08:30, speed: 16.9mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/315175737 They are a likeable club, none of the cliquishness that mar other clubs. Some guys were bemused by me spinning madly on the Southport sea-front … Continue reading

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Bannister hill

6°C, some rain. Busied today doing work things. I have a secret glider in the attic for the escape. Rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 28.89mi, time: 01:44′ speed: 16.64mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/view_route?r=7630849290788667393 There is a gap in that route, probably the GPS signal … Continue reading

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Fix the head-wind.

I rode fixed gear 42×17. MapMyRide! Distance: 43.36mi, time: 03:27:35, pace: 4:47min/mi, speed: 12.53mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/view_route?r=620135990495698553 Took a similar route to last week after I said I should do the same distance. Difference was that I rode up Bannister Hill (without … Continue reading

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Parbold hill

12°C , brisk westerly, light cloud. CK55 miles. Saturday ride on the fixed, a good few hours ride that started with some difficulty- perhaps I didn’t have enough for supper before. Anyway, I got up Parbold hill on the 42×16 … Continue reading

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Hot may

27°C, lighter winds Walked in Lancashire lowland farmland. Fantastic what you can find only a mile from home. A hot day in May.

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Avian miracle II

23°C, wall to wall blue. CK:50 miles Riding near Mawdsley Lancs., I saw a bird lying in the road. As I passed, it was obvious that it was still alive. So I turned around and went back, if left it … Continue reading

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No punctures in Lancs

8°C, W winds, no clouds (yesterday) CK:44 miles. They don’t get as much showery weather as us- it’s the coastal climate I’d say. To pay back for that, there are the stronger westerly winds. Nice long cycle ride in the … Continue reading

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