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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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13 Sep 2007 at 15:01 Filed Under:

I knew I had to ride for somewhere around 2hours 30mins today if I wanted to break last year's ride total of 8443.62 miles.

It was flipping hard work though, the air was thick and slow, making the slight wind more of an issue. The bike, well, was crap as normal, losing grip a lot, and giving my a surprise when the front wheel slid out about 10inches at 30mph, stupid bike.

With 53miles in the bank I got back home, and discovered, I had, indeed broken last year's total.. by HALF A MILE. YEAH!!!!

So there we go, 8444 miles and 3.5 months to go.

53.13 (20.51avg) | Cool, Humid, Wind, Overcast.

The People Comment: (8 responses)

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16:47 13 Sep

12000 by the end of the year then?


16:50 13 Sep

No chance.
I'll aim for 10,000.


09:24 14 Sep


astonished look.


11:09 14 Sep

Matt, what went wrong with your ProII rear hub, did Hope sort it? Symptoms?

I have a feeling mine might be on the way out.

Feel free to email me at dan.lees AT


11:38 14 Sep

Hi Dan

First of all the bearings went, you could tell because the wheel went from side to side a lot, and you could waggle the freehub body around .

Then the pawls/ratchet ring went, you coudl tell because underpowere there'd be a PING and your pedals would slip around until the pawls managed to catch an edge, also when I opened the hub the teeth on the ring were pretty much non existant and the pawls had changed shape.

Also the freehub body had cracked and it was all full of gunk
see here


12:26 14 Sep


Cheers for the info, I think I'll take the freehub off tonight and have a bit of looksy.

I've not done anywhere near 3000miles on it and I've not done any filthy riding on this bike this summer as I rode on the road all the way through June and July.


12:38 14 Sep

YAY, well done you crazy loon.


22:00 14 Sep

The survey says:

One broken Pawl spring and well chewed freehub body.

What's Hope's phone number again?

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