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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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Boo! for Wind

27 Mar 2007 at 15:13

This year's road-riding season is kicking off in the same way that last year's ended... yup annoying winds everywhere.

I was hoping it would be light, but when I could only pedal up to 29mph on the downside of the Rivi-Belmont road (normally a 41mph freewheel), I knew it was strong, thankfully I switched my brain off for most of the rest of the ride only re-awaking when I hit some metal debris which pierced my front tyre 8 miles from home.

Pretty uneventful otherwise, my knees hurt though, and I did a nice variation of an old route.

Sorry for the boring post.

OH! I know, has anyone else noticed the huge amount of cars on the road with one non-working brake light? I must count 10-20 a week.

Ok, that didn't make this post any more interesting.

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davehttp://www.twinklydave.com

16:11 27 Mar

"OH! I know, has anyone else noticed the huge amount of cars on the road with one non-working brake light? I must count 10-20 a week."

i saw something faaar better than that this morning; a car with the left indicator light permenantly on and no working brake lights whatsoever...
...of course, that wasn't too much of a problem as the left front wheel fell off as the car drove past me (i kid you not)

the face on the woman driving it was a picture

cheered me up no end too

matthttp://mattmagic.com

16:19 27 Mar

Last year I overtook a car with a missing wheel, he was driving along at a slow speed, with no intension of stopping, he was probably drunk, but he was certainly retarded.

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net

16:25 27 Mar

LOL at the falling off wheel. Maybe it was the same person that passed me yesterday - flat tyre with suspension bits dragging on the ground.

Bloody gorgeous out this afternoon. Warmest day of the year, no wind, trails dry and grippy. Fantastic.

matthttp://mattmagic.com

16:54 27 Mar

"no wind" there was when I was out.

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net

17:16 27 Mar

I didn't go out until after 1pm and stayed fairly low down (loop of anglezarke, lovely and dry everywhere).

matthttp://mattmagic.com

17:20 27 Mar

I probably got wetter then you!
(roadsweeper + quarry dust = gloop)

Punkasshttp://sheeparegreat.com

17:42 27 Mar

Matt, are you still after the new Snow Patrol? I can hook you up if so.

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net

17:53 27 Mar

Oops! The track that goes down from healy nab back down to the main bridleway (where we took pics the other year) was ace. Really dry and grippy, rode it flat out. Last time I went down there it was really slippery.

matthttp://mattmagic.com

14:38 28 Mar

"Matt, are you still after the new Snow Patrol? I can hook you up if so."

Oh, not anymore, thanks, I have all the tracks in a non physical format.. ahem.

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