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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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  • 2004 Pink Surly 1x1
  • 2000 Kona Kaboom
  • 2006 Santa Cruz Chameleon





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Today's Suffering

09 Aug 2007 at 18:15

Phew, despite no proper wind, it was still very hard work today, the whole world felt sluggish and I only posted an AVG of 20.26mph.

There's definitely someting up with the air, it's usually quite easy going in the summer, I guess it's something to do with it being cold... ho hum, front of bike flappy as hell when it hit pockets of strong wind.

Most of the suffering is down to running out of protein powder, so I've just dropped a hundred quid on enough to keep me going for the next few months, maybe I'll start making big legs again. That will make beating up the wind easier.

48miles - 2hrs 24mins


Paying the Price for Living Life at the Limit

23 Jul 2007 at 13:49

I hate Monday rides thye ALWAYS hurt, but two weeks of 300+ miles really made todays ride a slog of the highest order. The ripped up trails, wind and knackered bike didn't help much either. 25.6miles... is it mid-August yet?



Milestone #5 of the Week

14 Jul 2007 at 19:37

AKA, My personal stage from Hell


Inspired by the sun actually showing itself for to the first time in ages and an afternoon watching the first proper stage of the TdF, I grabbed the Roadster and hit the blacktop to grab my 2,000th road mile this year.

I knew it was windy from this morning's ride and a trip to the supermarket, but the sun must have added to the strength of my nemesis and it was hell.

I made the mistake of defending my 'never been dropped' record on the road when a MK Cycles rider cruised past me just before Jolly Tar Lane, I cranked it hard ot retake my position at the Tete de la Course, then I tried to open a large gap unfortunately this required forcing 20mph out of my legs into directly into the wind from hell.

I kept my record, but clearly over did it and 45 mins from the end of the ride I blew up completely and had to limp back (into the wind again - not sure how that happens) at an embarrassingly slow speed with my head almost bouncing off my handlebars.

I'm going to eat lots of ice cream now... I've earnt it. (45miles - 87 for the day.)


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