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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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Full Yellow Shin

25 Sep 2007 at 13:51

Evidence of last weeks's crash are still appearing, today I woke to a full yellow shin, and after today;s ride a big bruise arrived on my right inside knee... I'm half expecting the image of Christ to appear on my back soon!

Talking of today's ride.... my rear brake (Hope Mono Mini) entirely stopped braking about 10 miles from the end of th ride, yesterday's sub-poor conditions had erased most of one of the rear pads, and as there's a stuck piston, once I'd got half way though the backing plate today there was no chance of the pads contacting the rotor.

The wetness (5 days in the last 7 - if I was counting) has allowed me to anaylse the path dirt takes to the rear brake, I'm completely correct about the outside lower half (thanks also - MikeD) but it seems that it also deflects off the foot in into the inside edge of the rotor. So I can only conclude that people that don't blow thogh pads liek crazy in the wet aren't pedalling hard along flat fast sections.

Oh an it was very windy again, oh joy joy joy.



16 Sep 2007 at 11:22

400 consecutive riding days! yowch that's plenty

400 days

Have a guess what the weather was like today? was it warm, sunny and still or cold, overcast and horrendously windy? - LOL - you actually considered the first choice for a second didn't you?

42.44 miles (19.56avg) | V V V Windy, Overcast, Cool, I earnt every inch of that distance.


Power Ranger

15 Sep 2007 at 19:00
KHS Single Speed Rivington

Second ride of the day, average of 13.1mph, I always seem to over-compensate rhen it's windy or I'm knackered, or in today's case - BOTH!

20.1 miles (13.1avg) | V V Windy, Warm, Sunny.



14 Sep 2007 at 17:13
KHS Single Speed Rivington

Stupid wind's back, yet again I got a 13.0 average speed though, despite struggling around.

I must be ace or something.

28.3miles (13.0 avg) | Dry, Windy, Overcast, 13°c



02 Sep 2007 at 12:55

Ping! 8k on the clock for '07

Horrible weather today, wet windy, and more wetness, the bike was all over the place, slipping around like an eel at a disco.

Knee still sore, but I was so cold after about 40 mins I didn't really notice. I could have done with my 'baffle' today, blazing though one of the two rear pads in double quick time.. the other's fine because of the sticky or stuck piston.

33.4 miles | Very Wet, Very Windy, Cold


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